OUR DELICIOUS MISSION
Red Delicious Press is an artist co-op providing a facility. Members can participate in a wide range of fine art printmaking disciplines including: Intaglio; Monotype; Screen Printing, Relief and more...
Membership benefits encompass full use of the facilities and equipment, including “Red Delicious” a large format press capable of producing 4' x 10' prints. Other benefits are: scheduled press time, discounted supplies, lockers, gallery space, and website portfolio.
Educational opportunities are available for paper making, book arts, photo imaging, workshops and classes.
Burr Trail Canyon
Working at RDP has accelerated, as well as made enjoyable, the woodcut printmaking process for me. The facility, consisting of reliable relief and etching presses; work space for designing images, cutting and tearing paper to size, mixing inks, and drying racks, has streamlined an otherwise complex and daunting task.
Two general styles of printmaking are popular today: traditional editions, and “monoprints.” Monoprints tend to be more spontaneous and quickly generated, but the traditional editions usually take more work, insuring at each step, that the process can be repeated a number of times, to produce an outcome of consistent completed prints.
As a result of the working features of RDP, I have made a number of editions of woodcut prints, some black and white, some tonal, and some multi-color.
The space is large enough for a few people to work there at the same time, and keep a safe social distance. It is comfortable and well-ventilated. Daytime lighting is ample, making the workplace pleasant.
So, although the printmaking process itself is somewhat slow and complex, with patience and determination, and a well-equipped workspace such as Red Delicious Press, a printmaker can produce profoundly enjoyable works of art.
Red Delicious Co-Op Member
EDUCATION AT RDP
We are interested in providing educational programs for all age groups and being accessible for anyone interested in Printmaking. Gallery space will be provided and visiting artists will be invited to share their knowledge and their work. Working in a print shop can be a collaborative process because of the nature of sharing equipment. This will be encouraged at Red Delicious Press in hopes that the love of printmaking spreads throughout the community.