A co-working studio space with all the equipment you need to create!
Community darkroom, woodshop, Sculpture area, printmaking, framing and digital station. Exhibitions, instruction and art services.
Processus is the French word for process, evolution; a group of actions with a common goal; a series of events or a succession of methods. Driven by process and ideas, our works reflect timeless actions and methods as we often go back to the basics to find a purpose. For years, we have dreamed about a proper space to work with tools to work across disciplines. We realized that many other creative people were in the same situation. Processus is a place to meet new people and share important ideas, a place that focuses on experimentation and chance encounters.
Founded in 2014 by artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez, Processus, the institute for art and life, is a shared space for artists to think, make and collaborate.
The focus of the shared workspace is to make objects. Filled with useful tools, Processus gives artists the freedom to use a wide range of equipment with one membership. Artists and community members can make things out of wood, create sculptural objects, and make original prints and photographs. Processus is an evolving space that provides the tools, assistance and advice for creative people to create. We want to bring people together around ideas that are worth making to contribute to the evolution of art and life. Equipment includes:
A wood and sculpture shop equiped with safe woodworking equipment, and dust extraction systems (Sawstop,Festool, Mafell...), and custom clamping tables.
-A silver print darkroom with 6 enlargers, large sinks, print dryer, print washer and a Jobo for all formats of film processing up to 8"x10". Great darkroom ventilation with 1200 CFM fresh exhaust and fresh air return set up.
-A darkroom/printmaking shared room for historical photo processes and etching. Includes a glass counter and sink, UV exposure vacuum table unit and drying racks.
-A clean room for printmaking, digital negatives, digital printing and works on paper, including a 26 x 48 inch Griffin etching press, a 24" Epson 7980 printer, a wall mounted mat and glass cutter, a table mat cutter, paper cutters, film and photo scanners, dry mount press, light table and a heavy duty Singer sewing machine.
Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez, have lived and worked together for almost 18 years. They are both respected artists and art professionals in Colorado and beyond. They bring the expertise of all aspects of art, community and life together. They love making objects, growing or transforming things, cooking, walking, traveling, bringing people together and making them think.
Christopher R. Perez is a photographer with outstanding experience in both contemporary and historical photographic processes. He also has over 22 years of experience in art handling, framing, crate building, and wood fabrication.
Viviane Le Courtois is a conceptual and process based artist working primarily with installation, performance, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramic and printmaking. Most of her work over the last 30 years has linked art, life and people. As art instructor, curator and organizer of participatory projects, she gives an artistic direction to the space.
Processus, 955 24th St., Denver, CO 80205 in the RiNo Art District.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am-6 pm and by appointment Monday and evenings.
Call for more information: Christopher R. Perez: 303 653 4091 or Viviane Le Courtois: 303 526 8064 or email us above. (no texting please)