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.

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

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

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Drive By Press

Drive By Press Woodcut Workshop

Saturday, April 4 / 10:00 am - 5:00pm
Mission Grafica, 4th Floor / All / $20

Drive by Press, a printmaking startup by artists Gregory Nanney and Joseph Velasquez will be hosting a woodcut printing intensive at Mission Gráfica. DBP’s mission is to share the love and enthusiasm for printing with audiences everywhere. The duo have now worked over 500 events and traveled over 250,00 miles spreading ink and their style of guerilla art-making at events across America.

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Supplies that students need to bring: Woodcut or linoleum tools, wood or linoleum (whatever you prefer to use), completed boards that you might want to print, extra paper or t-shirts. MDF will be available for the cost of the workshop.

Drive by Press, un duo de printmakers con artistas Gregory Nanney y José Velásquez estarán conduciendo un taller intensivo de xilografía en Mission Gráfica. La misión de la DBP es compartir el amor y entusiasmo por la impresión con públicos de todas edades. El dúo dinámico ha trabajado más de 500 eventos y viajado más de 250,00 kilómetros dando tinta y arte estilo guerrilla en eventos en todo Estados Unidos.

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Service fee applies if paid through PayPal.

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
* 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


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


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 to broaden the center’s awareness of new approaches and techniques. Its facilities support several printmaking techniques, including intaglio, monoprint, relief, and screen-print. The residency will be from one to 4 months depending on the needs of the artist and the availability of the studio. The ideal candidate should have an MFA or BFA, is self directed and able to work independently. The program is designed to provide artists with press and studio access in order to develop a new body of work.

Residents are required to teach one workshop.
Additional teaching opportunities are available but not required.

The resident will have free use of all printmaking studio equipment and storage for their supplies.
Hours of the studio are Tues-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm and Sat 10:00-5:00pm

Applications should include a letter of intent, CV, and 10-15 piece portfolio in digital format.

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