The Mission Cultural Center’s 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.
For forty years, Mission Gráfica Printmaking Studio has proven itself to be a creative haven for individuals to explore the practices of printmaking in a community-based, affordable, grassroots studio space. Voted "Best Studio and Classes" by SF Weekley, Misson Gráfica offers low-cost cleaning and exposing services, classes and studio rentals to the community.
Artist in Residency Program
Mission Gráfica’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. Learn more about our Residency Program and current Resident Artist!
Mission Gráfica Collection
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.
Mission Gráfica Classes
In our classes, students learn all the aspects of screen printing from the preparation of positives to screen preparation, burning of images, registration, and printing of single or multi-color images. See the classes we currently offer.
Mission Gráfica Workshops
Our Screen Printing on Fabric workshop will teach you the basics of emulsion-based screen printing on fabric, including: creating film, coating and exposing screens, registering and printing two-color prints, and heat setting fabric. See our upcoming workshops!