Abrazos Press is a teaching and professional printmaking studio in Somerville, MA founded by Sandra Butler, Annie Silverman and Nina Wishnok in 2008. The studio has classes, for all experience levels, in woodcut printmaking, artist books and polyester plate lithography. The studio may also be rented for special projects and private tutorials.


Classes are during the week and evenings, summer week long intensives and the occasional weekend workshop.  The 30″ x 60″ Takach Press is a beauty and can print a full sheet of Japanese paper (25″ x 37″).  We print with oil based inks and clean with SoySolv (a soy-based solvent) and Mrs. Meyers counter spray. We try to be a clean and healthy environment for printmaking.




Classes at Abrazos Press are small, individualized and can be adapted to participants’ needs. Beginners are very welcome.

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The studio may be rented for special projects and private tutorials. We use oil-based inks non-toxic solvents for cleaning. 

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