Serivce-learning through printmaking in the Roaring Fork Valley, CO since 2015.

Serivce-learning through printmaking in the Roaring Fork Valley, CO since 2015.


Visit Basalt Library Entrance Gallery to view showcase of recent projects.

arts education through
service-learning based
print projects


The Project Shop is a local resource for makers and artists interested in exploring translation of ideas to images with printed matter.

Our goals include:

  • celebrating the power of print as a tool for sharing ideas, impacting awareness and creating beauty.

  • keeping the tradecraft of traditional printmaking alive by facilitating access to equipment, exploring experimentation, and relevant modern applications of print as creative expression.

  • facilitating creative experiences for all regardless of experience, means or access.




our Service Projects



{raising funds and awareness}


*Service-learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal needs.-Wikipedia


Community Service Projects engage student-artists to learn practical design development, printmaking and production skills, with access to equipment and instruction in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. Through personal instruction and community workshops, the student-artists will be involved in every aspect of producing artwork and presenting it to demonstrate how art can encourage conversation within our communities.

Each young artist dives into the design development process in collaboration with Project Shop artists to help translate their ideas to image. Various printmaking techniques are explored and upon selecting the best application for the student's vision we head into production. Community workshops are hosted at the shop for public participation to learn printmaking and production skills while giving back to the community.  All proceeds from product sales are donated to the non-profit or cause chosen by the artist.


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The most important lesson I learned from my time under Reina’s mentorship was the courage I gained to speak my mind. Disagreements and hostility accompanies any social justice advocacy. Reina’s relentless rallying and uplifting encouragements created a space where I felt brave and safe enough to speak my mind... I am now better exposed and equipped to have conversations with people of opposing views; beyond that, the project was a vector for me to have the courage to have a voice in the Roaring Fork Valley, overcoming the intimidating vulnerability of using my words.

So whether that is on racial equality, climate awareness, or reproductive healthcare, I would love it for my peers to have the same opportunity and experience of growth as I did.

The service-based projects not only allow the younger generation to shine light on current issues, but are also bridges of connections between individuals and the wider community."
- Mandy Lei, 2022 CRMS Graduate Service Project Participant



our CSA

{Community Supported Art}


We are curating a growing collection of amazing designs created and hand-printed at The Project Shop. Featured artists collaborate with Shop artists to develop, produce and deliver an outstanding edition. Artists are taught new techniques and offered the opportunity to stretch outside their comfort zones. Your support allows us to empower these young, emerging and curious artists to share their voices through tangible and quality limited edition print goods.


“I’ve learned as much about screen printing as I have learned about myself through this process. When to be soft and when to be strong. To practice patience when things don’t go as planned and to be persistent. I have to leave ego at the door and come in as a child ready to play and learn.”
Vanessa Porras – Recent Featured Artist

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Every 3 months or so you will receive a kick-ass artist designed and made limited edition.
Each round you get to choose from:
our Wear it CSA{art shirt colleciton} or our Mail it CSA {mail art collection}.




The hand decorated garment might be a long sleeve sweatshirt, tank, or super soft recycled shirt. Each featured artist comes up with an idea that informs every decision along the way from the blank to the ink color.

As with a food based CSA delivery you might not love every item like eggplant but we are pretty sure you know someone who does.

Each edition is offered in 2 styles, unisex and fashion, for your wearing pleasure. 

Developed in the early 1960’s, Mail Art was an important off-shoot of the Fluxus Movement, noted for experimental syntheses of different artistic media and disciplines. In this vein, artists will explore pairing varied disciplines and media, including collage, painting, drawing, written word, photographs, and of course a multitude of printmaking techniques.

You never know what coolness will arrive in your mailbox with one for you and including one to send to a friend with postage included.  




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With your support we are able to encourage the featured artists to honestly express and push themselves.