Affordable Studio Space
Open Ground Studios offers a unique and affordable shared facility that can accommodate a variety of artistic media with a focus in printmaking and book arts. Our Cental Coast community, as well as visitors have access to the facilities for independent projects on a day-rate basis or through an on-going commitment as an Co-op Member.
Aside from open lab time, the facility can be rented for a variety of uses including Board Retreats, team-building through the arts, organizational meetings, and special events. Contact the Director for more information.
Members are the heartbeat of our community. Co-op Members are our "resident" artists who have decided to make OGS their home away from home. They are encouraged to participate in community building, teaching and collaboration. General Members are individuals and families in the community whose membership contributes to the wellbeing and sustainability of the studios. General Members recieve many benefits and discounts through out each year.
Open Studio Sessions
Artists of all backgrounds can use the studio during Open Studio Sessions which are scheduled through out the month. Pay per day ($35/ $25 Members) or become a member and purchase a one or two month "Leap Frog Lab Card" for an even deeper discount.
"Leap Frog Lab Card" buys 4 days of open lab access spread out over one or two consecutive months: $75 - $100. Dates for use are during Cowork hours (Tue & Thur from 10:30-5 and 1st & 3rd Saturdays from 12-5) or additional times by prior approval. A one-hour studio orientation is required prior to independent use of the space. Check calendar for free orientation dates, or pay $20 for an individual time-slot.
"Individual commitment to a group effort- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
- Vince Lombardi
"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind, than the one where they sprang up."
- Oliver Wendall Holmes
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Co-op Member Applications
Co-op artists have full access to the facilities, 24/7. They sign a contract and pay a monthly fee. Many supplies and amenities are included in addition to storage space and flat file drawer.
Director will set up an informal interview to discuss membership benefits, responsibilities, artist's studio needs and will review artists' work sample. Upon acceptance, artist completes a contract for a length of 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. Rates depend upon the term length: $157 - $235 per month.
Individual $40/$30 Student & Military, Family $60/ $50 Military
General members receive invitations to special and on-going events and programming. They also receive a discount on selected classes, workshops, presentations and events. Other benefits include eligibility to participate in member exhibitions and to become a part of the OGS Instructors. General Members need not be artists! Join Now!