Bluegrass Printmakers' Cooperative partnership with Parks and Recreation



Thanks for all your patience and understanding!  We appreciate LexArts and everyone that accompanied us and our organization over the last 12 years!  We enjoyed being down there and loved the space we had. Thanks for all the support!  

The Bluegrass Printmakers' Cooperative moved and partnered with Artworks at the Carver Center under Parks and Recreation in May of 2016 and we  are excited to begin this new partnership. We wanted to touch base with you and let you know general operating hours and rules. We will have an informational member meeting Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 in the cafeteria on the first floor. ALL MEMBERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
The print studio will officially open the week of September 19. It is located on the second floor at the very end of the hall in Room 211.
FALL 2016

To be a new member of the BPC download the application on our website:!join/cfvg
Fill it out and send it with your portfolio of 5-7 prints.  We jury you in by our committee that will meet once a month based on need.  Once you are in we will contact Kelsey and you will fill proceed to register using the following steps:
Fees will be $75 per semester for co-op members for the use of the studio. Members will need to provide their own paper and ink.
Fall registration will begin online at noon August 24. Registration will continue through October 1. It is class code
You can register online, call in, and register by phone or stop by our office at 522 Patterson St between 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday or register before or after the Coop Meeting on September 8. The online fall registration code is 229000-PC. 
Online Registration Instructions:
First time visitor/guest
If you are a first time visitor or guest, you can use the system to:

  • Browse camps, leagues, activities or picnic shelters

  • Search for activities by type, age range, location and other criteria

  • Look up details about an activity (e.g., price, date, time, location, current enrollment)

If you've registered for an activity or reserved a picnic shelter in the past three years, it is likely your household is in the system. New users can email me or call 859-425-2048 or 859-425-2057 to create a household and receive a username and password in order to register online.
Note: You'll need a user ID and password to fully access the system and be able to utilize online registration.
Registered Users
If you have received your ID and password, you can use the online registration system to:

  • Enroll for most classes, camps, leagues and activities

  • Change your own user information including ID, password, email address, phone numbers, addresses and family members. If you need to add a member, please contact me via email or at 859-425-2048 or 859-425-2057.

Please visit more information about registering online or contact me directly!
The Print Studio at Art Works Fall Operation Dates
September 19-December 8
Weekday Day Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. During the day, please call 425-2057 or 425-2048 to confirm staff is present and can open the studio.
Weekday Evening Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday Hours: 10:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Sundays -TBA
During the week of December 12-December 15, the studio will only be available during select day time hours. Please call 425-2057 or 425-2048 to confirm staff is present and can open studio. The studio will be completely closed from December 16-January 22.
Registration is completed the same away as the Fall and can be done byJanuary 5, 2017.
Fees will be $75 per semester for co-op members for the use of the studio. Members will need to provide their own paper and ink. The online spring registration code is 429000-PC.
The Print Studio at Art Works Spring Operation Dates
February 6-April 22
Weekday Day Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. During the day, please call 425-2057 or 425-2048 to confirm staff is present and can open the studio. Weekday day hours will resume January 23, 2017.
Weekday Evening Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.Weekday evening hours will resume February 6.
Saturday Hours: 10:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday hours will resumeFebruary 11.
Sunday TBA
Summer hours for Coop 2017: TBA at a later time
2nd Fridays of Month: Oct  14, Nov 11, Dec 9  2016 (Print Studio Hours of Operation)
Jan 13, Feb 10, March 10, April 14 2017

For questions and more information contact kelsey shackelford @ 

Register for classes and workshops here:

Adult Intro to Printmaking (18 & up) Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $60 per session Session 1: September 22-October 13 (229000-P1);
Session 2: February 2-23 (429000-P1)

Children Intro to Printmaking (7-12) Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., $60 per session Session 1: October 20-November 10 (229000-P2);
Session 2: March 2-March 23 (429000-P2)

Teen Intro to Printmaking (13-17) Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $60 per session Session 1: November 17-December 15 (229000-P3);
Session 2: March 30-April 27 (429000-P3)

Explore a new printmaking medium technique every week! You learn how to make prints, ink plates and clean up using non-toxic materials and methods. Mediums covered may include monotypes, monoprints, collagraph, etching, linoleum, basic lithography and more. Create. Let go. Have fun. Enjoy a new passion or hobby! (Instructor: Stephen Wiggins)

Printmaking Open Studio Membership required - $75 per semester Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative is for advanced-level printmakers who want to work independently. Fees include studio time, tools and equipment use. Participants must provide their own ink and paper. Participants must apply for acceptance into the coop. For studio hours or membership information call (859)288-2935.

Wood Lithography Workshop (16 & up) October 21, 6-8:30 p.m. and October 22, 1-4 p.m. (Must attend both days) $60 (528000-03) Learn how to print a lithograph by using a piece of wood. Imagery will be created and etched on the wooden block on Friday. When students return on Saturday they will learn how to print with the block they created. All materials provided.

Linocut Relief Printmaking (16 & up) March 25 and March 26, 1-4 p.m. (Must attend both days) $60 (528000-04) Learn how to carve linoleum blocks

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