Printmaking Studio Etiquette

Setup
Based on safety and experience, your instructor will determine the location of print stations, additional supplies, and cleaning materials.

You decide where your personal supplies will be located.

A station consists of any table or area where your instructor has determined printing or cleaning will take place.

Printing
Be kind to others. If you see someone struggling, offer help!

If the number of printing or cleaning stations is limited, be nice as you wait for your turn.

Share rollers, brushes, spray bottles and any other supplies.

If in doubt about how to use tools or equipment, please ask your instructor.

Leave plates and work areas free of ink or paint as you go, unless your classmate has asked you to leave them “as is.”

Pay attention that you do not leave your supplies behind at a station.

Ask permission to use materials or supplies that belong to your instructor or your classmates.

Cleanup
Cleanup takes time, so a ten-minute reminder will be issued as cleanup time approaches. After that heads-up, please stop printing when your instructor tells you to stop, and assist us in cleaning up the collective areas.

Intellectual Rights
Never use images created by your classmates or your instructor without first asking for permission.

Be aware that mages used by students in class must be either properly attributed or used in a “transformative manner” in order to be covered by Fair Use law. More on that here: http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/fair-use-code-faq-students.pdf