Check our schedule to book your session
Artists may reserve Open Studio spots by contacting
, or by calling 216.361.9255.
One-on-One Instruction Fee
$20 per hour
Open Studio Fees (per hour)
and Art Lab
Hourly rate: $15 $10
Monthly rate: $300 $200
Hourly rate: $12 $8
Monthly rate: $240 $160
The Open Studio program allows artists and students access to studio space and equipment, and provides them with an opportunity to create art in the areas of papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding.
For a list of our facilities, visit the studios tab at the top of the page.
To sign up for the Open Studio program, please read through our policies below:
A person should have attended a minimum of one Morgan workshop that has taught you the process you will practice during your Open Studio session.
If you have not taken a class at the Morgan, you must first sign up for a one-on-one primer session with our Studio staff to familiarize yourself with the correct usage of the equipment and studio spaces.
- People with prior experience may use the studios upon staff approval.
Open Studio sessions must fall within times that the Morgan Conservatory is open. A studio monitor will be present during your session to answer questions, but not to provide assistance.
The per hour rates MUST include time taken to clean up the studio you are using. All type set in the print studio must be re-distributed. We will hold a $50 deposit that will be charged only if the studio is left unclean.
Materials and tools such as proofing paper, inks, PVA, awls etc. are included in our Open Studio rates. Materials like binder’s board, book cloth, handmade paper etc. may be purchased through our store. For full listing of facilities, visit our Studios page.
1-23 hours: $25 $20
24-47 hours: $20 $15
48 hours and up: $15 $10
These prices do not include fiber or fiber prep.
Dry Fiber Pricing
(2lb minimum on all fiber purchases)
Abaca (bleached/unbleached) $27/lb
Cotton Linters 2nd cut $14/lb
Cotton Rag $18/lb
Un-scraped Morgan Kozo $35/lb
Processing time (cooking and beating) is included in the per pound cost of fiber. Standard one hour beating time is included in price of fiber. Fiber can be beaten for longer at a cost of $10 per hour.
An additional cost for Aardvark pigments is charged at $15/2lb. (Exact color matches are not guaranteed.)
Discounted pricing on fiber is available for those who wish to process their own fiber.
Pellon can be purchased at $5/yard for 24"-wide pieces and $3/yard for 12"-wide pieces.