Printshop & Art Labs

RedLine Milwaukee’s in-house “green” community print shop offers the city a traditional printmaking facility, fully equipped for intaglio, relief, monoprint, and silkscreen. The printshop is a vital resource for the RedLine resident artists and teens, teachers, and community artists in Milwaukee who use the shop to create in the historically rich medium of print. Additionally, we offer paper-making, dye and photo art labs.

Studio Access
Our Printshop and Art Lab facilities and equipment are available for use by local artists. To qualify for Studio Access Membership, you must first attend an informational orientation. Orientations are typically held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 pm or by appointment. Orientations include a brief tour as well as a review of rules and safety guidelines. Participants are encouraged to bring a resume of educational or practical experience in printmaking and some examples in the printmaking media in which they are planning to work.

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After attending orientation, artists who wish to participate in the Studio Access program must pay a $35 annual fee (or $25 for students). Use of the shop is then available to you during gallery hours for $7/hour and may be paid for with cash, checks or credit card.


Included in the cost of Studio ACCESS are the use of facilities and equipment, cleaning supplies, newsprint, silkscreen photo emulsion, some inks  and modifiers. A limited supply of screens are available for two-week rental.

Not included are colored oil-based inks, paper, tape, writing utensils, plates, and blocks. Attend an orientation to learn more!


Studio ACCESS participants are eligible to drop in to use the facilities and equipment during gallery hours (currently Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-3 and Saturday 10-3) or on Tuesdays from 3-9pm by scheduling an appointment. To reserve Tuesday use, please e-mail at least 48 hours prior to your preferred use time.

Studio Access Hours:

Tuesday: 3pm-9pm**

Thursday: 10am-7pm

Friday:  10am-3pm

Saturday: 10am-3pm

**Tuesday availability is available by appointment only. Please e-mail to reserve Tuesday hours.

Classes and Workshops

RedLine’s print shop offers classes on printmaking and papermaking techniques throughout the year that are open to the public. Studio Access Members receive a 10% discount on classes and workshops.

Check out our Classes & Workshops page for the upcoming schedule!