Hey America, Let’s Talk: Appropriation, Identity, and Art

Over the long 4th of July weekend, fireworks lit up the night sky across the country, a celebration of the United States’s independence. While some sported the red, white, and blue with

Remembrance Through Art

The Dodgers.   Whether or not you’re a baseball fan or from Los Angeles, the Dodgers are a household name. When most people think of the Dodgers, they imagine a full stadium,

Honor The Earth’s The Art of Indigenous Resistance

The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth OPENING RECEPTION – RSVP AT THIS LINK Saturday, May 13th, 2017 | 5PM to 9PM at Self Help Graphics: 1300 East


Founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics and Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists.

Our multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.

Art Workshops
Professional Printmaking
Dia de los Muertos
Community Engagement


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Hours of Workshops
Cups of Cafe de Olla
Happy Artists
Serigraph Editions Finished

Professional Printmaking

Our acclaimed printmaking program offers artists the opportunity to create fine art limited print editions & monoprints through a peer-led approach, providing a nurturing environment that supports artists’ creativity & careers.


For 43 years Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) has organized one of the most popular Día de los Muertos events in Los Angeles and perhaps the oldest Day of the Dead commemoration in the country.


SHG is one of few places in LA that offers artists a space where they can develop artistically in a peer to peer setting. Art Workshops attract all levels of artists to work in a variety of art mediums such as intaglio printmaking, DIY silkscreening, and many other forms.