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

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

The Project Shop is a proud recipient of the 2022/2023 Arts in Society grant, supporting cross sector arts projects addressing social justice. Read the Press Release.

This amazing opportunity affords us the possibility to expand our Community Service Projects and non-profit programming.

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.

goods that promote social causes.

connect + converse + collabroate

sponsor future projects and student internships

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}

Our CSA, like a food CSA, is a seasonal delivery of shop grown goods collectively created from recent happenings, collaborations and creative explorations. Visiting artists collaborate with shop and student artists to develop, produce and deliver an outstanding edition of goodies.

In 2024, we are taking our CSA to the next level. We started with making Art Shirts via our Wear it CSA - now we are offering multiple levels.
Wear it {art shirt}, Mail it {mail art} and Use it {art object} or all three in one!

“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 – Featured Artist

$35 per art shirt
$140 per year

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.

Each edition is produced on a resposibly sourced, high-quality blank for your wearing pleasure. 

$45 per mailing
$180 per year
Mail Art explores the experimental syntheses of different artistic media and disciplines. 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.  
$55 per art object
$220 per year

Our newest offering, encourages the artist explore the relationship of form and function. It could be a really cool decorated bag, a delectible ceramic mug, or... 

Rest assured it will be a thoughtful, high-quality, homegrown piece of goodness presented with love and enthusiam by our featured artists. 

Each participating artists receives a stipend for their collaborative contributions. They are empowered to honestly express and push themselves to learn new techniques.

  • Limited to 50 shareholders.
  • You are only charged when art comes your way.
  • Cancel anytime.
  • Help us get money in the hands of awesome local artists and support organic collaboration.
  • 4 pickup parties per year.
  • Nationwide delivery via usps.
  • $140-500 per year.


Pick your poison.

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Arts education through service-learning print projects empowering student-artists to share their voices on critical issues, fostering conversation and community engagement.
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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. -M.Lei, Student

The Project Shop is unique in our valley, offering space and resources as well as a model of community-based, service-learning arts education. Every donation to the Project Shop benefits our community—including students, artists, and local collaborators.

Our distinctive programming regards the creative process as a collective force for a better future. The Project Shop programs nurture collective incubation for creative expression by empowering youth to artistically address social justice issues, promoting cross-sector collaboration, and facilitating service-learning opportunities with intergenerational sharing of tradecraft.

By articulating and celebrating the power of art we encourage students to find their voices and actively listen, participate, share, and learn collectively. When students see their lives as part of a larger system, they organically convert apathy and anger into expressive action. Our intensive Community Service Print Projects empower students to express their voices on critical issues. Our Community Supported Art (CSA) shareholders receive quarterly deliveries of shop-grown collaborative artworks. And, through our partnerships with fellow non-profit and local businesses, we are able to employ emerging artists and offer innovative interactive printmaking opportunities to the community.

The Project Shop operates with the generous support of foundations, local businesses, and individuals. To help nurture a sustainable, inclusive, and vital future through creative expression, please consider donating today.

The 2024 outline of programs and potential for growth follows below, and if you are interested I would love to talk with you further about any of our programming and discuss new opportunities. Your support makes possible our work to create a better future, collectively and creatively.

With all my best,



The Project Shop is a creative incubator and hands-on learning production facility providing arts education through service-learning print projects, empowering student-artists to share their voices on critical issues, fostering conversation and community engagement.

The Year Ahead

Programming Highlights:
Art In Process - Gallery activation
    Collaboration with The Art Base
Future Fashion, ReWear - Creative Apprenticeships
    Collaboration with Carbondale Arts
Senior/Capstone Projects - Community Service Print Projects
    Collaboration with CRMS & RFHS
Summer Internships
    Service-Learning Opportunities
Midsummer Celebration - Interactive Print Party
    Collaboration with Red Brick
- Event Specific Installations
    Collaboration with Anderson Ranch
Civic Engagement Through Art - Social Justice Print Projects
   Collaboration with Tomorrow’s Voices
- Interactive Print Party
    Collaboration with ACES
Community Service Print Projects
  Gallery Exhibit @ Launchpad
and more...

︎︎︎Budget Outline

Earned Income
Consumable Goods Sold $30,000
Inter-arts collaborations $12,000
CSA Subscriptions $ 9,000
Total Earned Income $51,000

Arts in Society Grant $15,000
  Funded in 2024
CSA Business Sponsorships $ 8,000
  Quarterly sponsorships @ $2000 ea
Foundations $25,000
  Education in Arts pending proposal
Individuals $16,500
Total Contributions $64,500


Director/Lead Educator $48,000
Instructors/Mentors $32,500
    15 hrs/week @ $25/hr
    5 hrs/week @ $50/hr
Facilities $25,000
    Rent $2000NNN/month
    Utilities (Gas) $1000/annual
Operations $10,000
    Materials, consumables, supplies
    Public Events, Software, etc.



The Project Shop was founded by Reina Katzenberger in 2014. Her hope was to establish a creative space with the equipment, materials and collections for local creatives of all ages and abilities. In 2016, a perfect location opened up at SAW (Studios for Arts + Works), a collaborative space for creative professionals and professional creatives in Carbondale, Colorado. With the space and facilities required for more substaintial print equipment in place, Reina set up shop with multiple antique platen letterpresses, etching press, screenprinting equipment and finishing equipment. Ongoing internships, apprentices, and students projects grew over the years. Collaboration with local artists led to our popular CSA subscription service. Reina grew more focused on service-learning print runs in collaboration with local non-profits to empower artists to learn production skills. The positive and inspiring response from the community not to mention the testimonials from students inspired the move to launch the Shop as a non-profit in 2022.
Established in 2014


- space and facilities to collectively create

- intensive mentorships for youth

- service learning based print goods

- experiential educational activations

- organically shop-grown editions of artworks