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Yelp Cleveland’s Printmaking 101 at Zygote Press



This June, Yelp Elites adventured to Zygote Press in Cleveland to get inky. Zygote Press is an artist workshop promoting contemporary fine-art printing. Through advocacy, exhibitions, community programs, and affordable, professional workspace, Zygote stimulates collective exchange. Don’t worry about traditionally toxic chemicals or processes here, since Zygote Press is the only green, non-toxic printing shop in Ohio. From membership to demos, exhibitions to one-on-one instruction, Zygote Press is here for all of your printmaking needs and ideas.As Yelp Elite Kim K. wrote, “I never knew of this studio or of its green practices, which is impressive! Not only is it a great place to see local art talent, but you can also buy pieces from the local art talent or (hear me out) become the local art talent! They offer team building activities for groups or individual classes. Check out their schedule, get on a mailing list and stop in to buy something!”Yelp Elites kicked the night off with a tour of their beautiful facility located on East 30th Street in the Campus District. Elites circulated several stations to watch a demonstration on an etching press, create text-based art in the letterpress area, and learn silk screening from printmaking experts. Elites also browsed Zygote’s one-of-a-kind gallery offering greeting cards, prints and other unique locally-made gifts.As Yelp Elite Asha B. gushed, “I loved this opportunity to try a totally new activity that I likely would not have discovered otherwise. The printmaking techniques were novel to me and the staff at Zygote really did a great job explaining how the different processes work and walking through step-by-step examples. They were all charming and clearly passionate about their craft. The best part was the chance to get hands-on with some of the projects.”

Check out the outstanding reviews and photos here. For more information about the Yelp Cleveland Elite Squad, visit yelp.com/elite.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Zygote Press • Elizabeth Sturm Photography

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