Cuenca, Ecuador, home of Kaulitz Press, Workshop and Residency


Kaulitz Press offers 14 day workshops and residency programs in Color Intaglio, Monoprinting & Collagraph development as unique objects or in conjunction with traditional printmaking processes.

Kaulitz Press, high in the Andes in Cuenca, Ecuador, is situated at the home and studio of Garry Kaulitz, internationally known artist/educator. Kaulitz Press is a small, but remarkably well equipped studio and compound, located in beautiful Cuenca, Ecuador, “the Athens of South America.” Cuenca is nestled in the central highlands of the Ecuadorian Andes at 8000 feet, just 45 minutes by plane from Quito and just 6 hours from Miami or Dallas. Cuenca, a colonial city of 600,000 people, is noted for its active arts and crafts scene. It also boasts as being the home of  7-10 thousand expats as well as being a UNESCO historical city. The city is quite walkable and safe.

While doing your residency, you will live with the Kaulitz family, Garry and Kathy and there 3 pets Luna (dog), “T” and Chaka (cats) in their11 room house with  4 bedrooms, a music and book library, separate print library, print shop and 2 private  studios. There is also a large yard with patio, fruit trees, roses and many indigenous trees, perfect for outdoor meals and relaxation. We are located in the colonial district within walking distance of restaurants, events, stores and nightlife and remember Cuenca boasts a year round temperature of 70’s during the day and 50’s at night.

This is a perfect situation for exploring the unbelievable depth of color intaglio, monoprinting, collagraphs as standalone processes or in conjunction with traditional intaglio printmaking.

Perhaps you just want to get away and make some prints in a new and inspiring local. Since we take no more than 2 applicants at a time, you will receive unsurpassed individualized instruction geared towards your visions. Kaulitz press has the capabilities to facilitate any of the print processes to augment your adventures with collagraphs and monoprinting.

Of all of the cities in Ecuador, Cuenca is arguably the most charming with its cobblestone streets, old-world cathedrals, colonial parks and urban rivers. The city is very walkable augmented with very inexpensive and varied transportation

In recent years, Cuenca has become a hot spot for expatriates and retirees settling down to live thanks to its safety, low cost of living, drinkable municipal water.

The famously traditional Cuencanos continue a proud intellectual tradition that has produced more notable writers, poets, artists, and philosophers than anywhere else in Ecuador. Cuencan culture and history are thoroughly represented in the city’s many museums. Those seeking culture in Cuenca can choose from a variety of museums, churches and colonial plazas.

By night, bars and restaurants are plentiful and bargain priced, with excellent traditional and international food. Nightlife in Cuenca ranges from bohemian to upscale. If you are a hiker, the Caja mountains and Caja National Park noted for it’s hiking, fishing and sightseeing are only 45 minutes away.

Residency Details

  • An open* 14 day residency program to study color intaglio, collagraphs and monoprinting in use with traditional printmaking or pursue your own direction.
  • 24/7 use of a complete 450 sf small format printmaking studio (max paper size 22”x30”). Studio is non-toxic and imagon friendly
  • Separate residence studio
  • All materials provided.**
  • Breakfast and Lunch Monday-Friday
  • Evening meal Monday-Thursday
  • Private room
  • Access to a large art library, print library and listening  room.
  • Daily (m-f)  hands on instruction or aid with master printer Garry Kaulitz
  • Live in a family atmosphere including use of kitchen, laundry, large yard and only 20 min. walk to center of historic district.
  • Internet
  • Spanish useful but not necessary
  • Final 3-day exhibition and  reception at our gallery
  • Free airport pick-up and drop off
  • Fee: $1750.00 excluding air fare
  • Spouses welcome for additional housing fee

* We accept applications for any two week continuous period, with the exception of Jan.1-3 Feb. and Dec. 20-31

**All support materials are provided except for paper and plates. Each resident is given a $200 credit towards purchase of paper and plates from our supplies. Any unusual materials and tools that are not common to the shop must be provided by the resident.

For application form and questions, contact Kaulitz Press here >

Additional questions? Call 099-560-3302 (Ecuador) or +1-310-735-4680 (US/Canada).