We make art and empower creatives through studio access, workshops and exhibitions.
Platetone was founded in 2004 as a community printmaking studio offering membership to fine art printmakers. Since then, we have grown to incorporate Book and Paper Arts and gained our 501c3 nonprofit status
We offer 24/7 access to studio space and equipment including presses for etching, lithography and letterpress and well as a silk-screen darkroom and equipment for book and paper-making. We also teach workshops, provide exhibition opportunities and host a free educational Open Studio every second Saturday.
We are professionals, teachers, amateurs, and students.
Members have 24/7 access to the studio. We have facilities for etching, relief, plate lithography, photo-plate etching and screen printing, book and papermaking. Communal Studio Members and Private Studio Members have access to all printmaking equipment, shared conference, kitchen, wireless internet, darkroom, and a community of fellow artists and craftspeople. Members also have opportunities to show their work in Platetone Group Exhibits. For more information visit the Use the Studio page.
Our workshops are affordable and welcoming to learners of all levels. Topics range from reduction relief printing to handmade book structures, screenprinting to experimental collograph printing. Our instructors are established artists who bring their knowledge, expertise, and innovative approaches to the classroom. For more information visit the Workshops page.
A highlight of every month, Platetone's Open Studios have run regularly for over 6 years! Open Studio nights feature a new art exhibit featuring one of our members in the Patricia Jordan Memorial Gallery and a hands-on activity or demo for the public to enjoy. For exhibit information, see ourWorkshops page or visit ourFacebook page.
COMMUNITY STUDIO NIGHTS
Every Thursday (excluding holidays) from 6-8pm, Community Studio nights are a time for Platetone Members and Artists in the community make work and learn from one-another. Some nights feature demos or special events. Check our events page for more info!
Our interns learn critical hands-on experience and resume-building skills by assisting in all areas of Platetone's operations. Past interns have come from Austin P., Watkins, and other community partners. Our internships develop artistic and administrative skills in the next generation of Nashville artists. Please contact us for more information.
PATRICIA JORDAN MEMORIAL GALLERY
Named in honor of one of our long term member, board member and supporter, our gallery features monthly exhibits of our member's best work.
"Great collective of artists, all talented and generous in sharing their skills." Kim Philips "Wonderful environment for collaborative work — a staple in Nashville's print community." Cynthia Marsh
Donate now to help Platetone in our mission to empower and equip artists in Nashville!
We are a non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.