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It was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed learning about the cooperative, and the workshop was straightforward and fun. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the staff was engaged in each of the projects and offered help when needed. The time flew by! It was great that everyone was able to make at least two finished prints. I think that everyone had fun making "art."
I wanted to thank you. I had such fun on Saturday. I really appreciated the nurturing environment. I love talking about art and it was great to actually make something myself! Good luck in your new workspace!
Today was special. I haven't watercolored since I was in the first grade. It's fun! I don't allow enough time for play, and I'm grateful I got to play this afternoon. I noticed everyone was smiling. Priceless. Thank you, Bob, Judith and all the artists at Phoenix Rising for encouraging us to play with the paints and experience printmaking!
243 N. Fifth St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Effective March 15, 2013, Open Studio hours are:
Contact Us by e-mail or call 614-444-2473 to coordinate studio time.
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative was formed in 1996, and began renovating a 1904 building into a studio facility that opened its doors in September 1998. From its beginning the studio was equipped with a Takach etching press, a Vandercook relief press and materials to accommodate a variety of printmaking techniques. Later, Phoenix Rising acquired a second etching press and added additional mobile work tables so that more printmakers could work at the same time.
Phoenix Rising had always operated as a nonprofit organization, and in June of 2010 was officially granted 501(c)(3)status. The cooperative moved to its present larger venue in December 2011. The current facility is on the ground floor of a vintage factory with a full wall of north facing windows and is ADA compliant.
Phoenix Rising's artist members offer a variety of workshops and classes that highlight their particular skills and guest artists are invited to give special presentations. The artists of Phoenix Rising provide outreach programs demonstrating and teaching printmaking techniques in a variety of venues - public and private schools, art groups, colleges, artist's residencies, in-service workshops, etc.
We have received great press coverage!