A center for printmaking and book arts, A6 is the only publicly-accessible printmaking facility in Central Oregon. A6 enriches our community by offering workshops, studio memberships, critiques and professional development for artists.
A6 Print Studio is housed within Bend Art Center. A6 has a studio membership program and has an active community of more than 30 local artists.
Become an A6 Artist Member.
A Guardian of Tradition
A6 (also known as Atelier 6000) expands awareness and appreciation of the time-honored techniques of traditional printmaking and book arts (dating back to the 15th century) as well as contemporary processes using photo-polymer plates, digital imagery, and non-acid etching methods. A6 has produced several fine press books and print editions, and also maintains a collection of contemporary prints from nationally-known artists. We cultivate an appreciation of the hand-made.
A Fully-Equipped, Green Studio
A6’s studio offers a spacious workspace for member artists and classes. Our 1000 sq. ft. studio features two presses for etching and monotype, two clamshell presses for letterpress printing, and 30 drawers of antique type.
Dedicated to sustainable practices, A6 prints with less toxic and “green” materials, with an emphasis on soy-based water-soluble inks; the studio does not allow caustic chemicals or acids traditionally associated with printmaking.
A Place for Learning and Inspiration
Located in the historic Box Factory, A6 is a center for an energetic community of artists—working collaboratively and sharing ideas, techniques, and process. It’s a place for learning and inspiration, a studio-workshop where individuals from all backgrounds (from absolute beginners to professional artists) can discover the many ways other mediums (such as painting, ceramics, drawing and sculpture) can bridge into printmaking and book arts.