A2 Print Studio: Building community through printmaking.

A2 Print Studio (A2PS) is  dedicated to relief, lithography, and the use of digital technology as a tool to make printmaking more accessible in the digital age. A2 Print Studio is invested in experimenting, investigating, and pushing the printed image into the future. A2PS  offers workshops with small class sizes of 2-3, hosts visiting artists, and offers  open studio time for individual projects. The A2 Print  Studio provides small, affordable classes to anyone who wants to learn printmaking, or wants to rent time in a print studio to produce their own work. I want to help create a community of printmakers from  Ann Arbor to Detroit and beyond.

The studio features a combination Takach press with two interchangeable heads—a litho bar and a relief drum--with a 30” by 60” bed. This allows for both lithographic and relief printing on one press. There is also a NuArc photo exposure unit for exposing photolithographic plates, a wide bed Epson printer to print transparency film, and a 50 shelf drying rack. (I will also be adding an X-Carve 3D carver for carving wood blocks for relief printing from digital files.) The A2PS is located in my converted  320 square foot garage in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The space has good natural light, track lighting, plumbing, heat & AC. 

A pano scan view of the A2 Print Studio.

A pano scan view of the A2 Print Studio.

The A2 Print Studio is owned and operated  by me, John Gutoskey. I have over 35 years of experience as an artist, designer, teacher, & collector.  With a background in theater design (with a specialty in costume design & crafts), sculpture, assemblage & collage, printmaking, and installation, I have experience with a wide variety of media and materials. My work has been exhibited across the US including NYC, Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Toledo, Austin, New Orleans, Houston, Des Moines, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.  I received my BFA in Theater Design with a minor in Sculpture from Webster University's Conservatory of Theater in St. Louis. I received my MFA in printmaking and installation with a certificate in LGBTQ Studies from the University of Michigan. I have been an Ann Arbor resident since 1987. I have taught at the University of Michigan in both the Department of Theater and the School of Art & Design. For a complete bio click HERE. Please visit my website, John Gutoskey Studio, for a portfolio of my work, resume, and more info.

A2 Print Studio Takach press.

A2 Print Studio Takach press.

A2 Print Studio large ink rollers and brayers on shelf above paper rolls.

A2 Print Studio large ink rollers and brayers on shelf above paper rolls.

A2 Print Studio ink rack.

A2 Print Studio ink rack.

The NuArc Exposure Unit with vacuum table for exposing photolithographic plates.

The NuArc Exposure Unit with vacuum table for exposing photolithographic plates.

A2 Print Studio drying rack.

A2 Print Studio drying rack.