MCCLA Mission Grafica

The Mission Cultural Center’s (MCC) Graphics department was established in 1977, at the same time the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was founded. Our name is a melding of meanings: Mission in English, is an undertaking and a political commitment to social change, and Gráfica in Castilian, establishes a Latino identity, and defends our roots and values.

Within our collection, we have cataloged more than 4,000 posters. This important collection will become one of the most important collections of Latino / Chicano posters in the country. With this archive, the MCCLA possess an important artistic tool to educate the general public and the Latino community about its artists and their print making. The preservation of this body of work is vital to our rich Chicano and Latino cultural history, and it serves as a powerful monument not only to our culture but to the artistic talents of our proud community.





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Etching Class

Kids Printmaking


Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is pleased to announce a 12-week printmaking workshop for youth, ages 11 through 13 years old starting Sept. 3, 2016 through Nov. 19, 2016. This workshop will be held in the historical Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio on the 4th floor of MCCLA. This professional studio, which includes 3 etching presses, inking areas, work tables and a full screen-printing facility, was established in 1977 at the same time as MCCLA was founded. Students will have a rare chance of working in the studio with international painter and printmaker, Gustavo Mora. Because of the progression of lessons within this specialized class make-up classes will not be possible. Students and parents will be required to sign a commitment to attend all 12 classes after which a printmaking certificate will be issued. Students who complete all 12 classes will be offered time in Mission Grafica under the supervision of studio manager Marsha Shaw (dates and time to be announced)


Registration will be limited to 10 students and must reside in San Francisco (Mission District students will have preference.
Dates: Saturdays starting Sept 3-Nov 19, 2016
Time: 10am-1pm


For further information Call Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio: 415-643- 2786 or email grafica@missionculturalcenter.org

This class if funded through the 50 Fund

Grant Gustavo Mora was born in Mexico and studied Studio Arts at the Institute of Visual Arts in Puebla Mexico where he was influenced by Expressionism, Mexican Graphic Arts, as well as, literary and cinematic works. Mora’s work is based on his drawing practice and is applied to different techniques in intaglio, relief printmaking and lithography. He has participated in exhibits and art events in Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, France, Romania, Greece, the United States and Japan. Mora has been member of the California Society of Printmakers since 2008 and has taught relief printmaking at Mission Grafica.

Classes


Etching Class

Class: Etching
Instructor: HyeYoon Song


Class DescriptionThis class is open to beginner and advanced artists interested in investigating the technique of etching. Students will learn all aspects of etching including hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, sugar lift, and drypoint.

Date: Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $17

Materials:
Etching ink Paper (Rives BFK, Arches, Stonehenge, etc.) Newsprint Zinc or copper plates Etching needle

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Etching Class

Class: Screenrpinting
Instructor: Marsha Shaw


Class DescriptionThis ongoing workshop will introduce you to the stencil method of screen printing. You will use the various image-making methods using monotype techniques, drawing fluid and screen filler techniques and direct-emulsion photographic stencils. You will work with color with multi-run editions and become familiar with the mark-making possibilities of screen-printing while expressing and expanding your own personal style. Beginners welcome.

Date: Saturdays, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Cost: $20


Materials:
Your image on acetate (2 copies of each image)
Screen (limit 3)
Emulsion
Newsprint pad
Water base screen ink
*What you’re printing on:
T-shirts, cloth, paper (limit 25 items per person)
Clear packaging tape and masking tape
Unfortunately we do not provide or sell any materials.
We encourage all new students to come and visit before taking the class.

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SF Jazz Band

Seven Teepees Youth Exhibition April 2-30


Seven Teepees Youth Program will be exhibiting the work of their talented students at Mission Grafica from April 2 through April 30, 2016. Seven Tepees Youth Program positively impacts the lives of inner-city youth. Students range from 6th grade through high school graduation and beyond, an impressive long-term investment in their future. At Seven Tepees, youth learn and practice the academic and social competencies necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

Opening Reception:
April 8, 2016 from 3-6pm.
Mission Grafica, Fourth floor
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St. San Francisco CA 94110
Mission Grafica Hours: Tues-Sat. 10am-5pm

How to  Rent  a  Studio

1. Come by business hours: Tue-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm and Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
2. Call MG at 415.643.2786 or email at grafica@missionculturalcenter.org
* Studios vary in availability, thus a call in advance is always appreciated.

Please note MG provides the space and equipment for printing.
We do not provide materials (inks, paper, screens and emulsion)

Facilities  &  Rates

Facilities

Printmaking equipment
• 32" x 56” Griffin etching press
• 27" x 47” Griffin etching press
• 19” x 32” etching press
• Two units for inking
• Assorted work tables
• Guillotine
• Light tables
• Trays Assorted size

Screen Printing equipment:
• Exposure unit with 43” x 62” bed.
• Darkroom
• Screen pressure washer
• Assorted work tables
• Guillotine
• Light tables
• Squeegees

Rates

Mission Gráfica /Studio Rental
• Screen-print & Printing Facilities
1 DAY $35.00
1 MONTH $125.00

• Textile Room
1 day $50.00

Other Services:
Cleaning, Coating and Exposure Jobs
$10.00 /small size (12x18 or smaller)
$15.00/standard screen (18x22)
$20.00/large screen (23x31)




Mission  Grafica’s  Artist  in  Residency


Mission Grafica’s Artist in Residency program is designed to provide a creative environment for emerging and mid career artists. Applicants should hold a BA, BFA, MFA or life equivalency representing an established foundation of knowledge and body of work in printmaking. The residency will be from one to 4 months depending on the needs of the artist and the availability of the studio. Artists must have a clear objective for the time of their residency. Mission Grafica’s facilities support several printmaking techniques, including intaglio, monoprint, relief, and screen-print. Residents will be required to teach one workshop and to donate 5 prints to the MCCLA Archive. Additional teaching oppoßrtunities may be available but not required. Artists will have free use of all printmaking studio equipment and storage for their supplies.

Hours of the studio are Tues-Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sat from 10am - 5pm.

Applications should include a letter of intent, resume, and 10 -15 piece portfolio in digital format along with two recent letters of recommendation.

Send to: Mission Grafica
Attention to: Marsha Shaw, Mission Grafica Coordinator
Print Residency
2868 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94121

Send to: Mission Grafica
Attention to: Marsha Shaw, Mission Grafica Coordinator
Print Residency
2868 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94121

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