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Relief Printmaking

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Relief printmaking is a graphic and versatile type of printmaking that dates as far back as 500 BC. An image is carved in reverse onto a block, which is then inked and sent through a press. The tools are basic but the possibilities are expansive. Relief Printmaking empowers students (both first-time printmakers and experienced printmakers) to...

Saturday Oct 19th, 10am - 12:30pm

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Moldmaking 101 (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn the basics of silicone mold making, creating 1-part molds and 2-part molds from a variety of different silicones and rubbers. Cast plastic or wax into your mold, and manipulate it further through carving, heat, or paint, which can then be hand-painted.  Mold making is a key technique for those interested in production. All molds created...

Thursday Sep 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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Printmaking Basics: Screenprinting, Relief, Monotype

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

At the end of this class, the students will learn the basics of hand printing. Get creative while learning the basics of three unique printmaking processes: screenprinting, relief, and monoprinting. Fundamental techniques will be covered, including carving and printing linoleum blocks, exposing images to screens, printing with oil and water-based...

Monday Sep 16th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$270

6 sessions

Woodblock Printing

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Create relief prints from carved blocks of wood. In woodblock printing, an image is carved in reverse on a piece of wood (areas that will not be printed are removed) leaving the image's outline on the wood. The block is then inked and printed on paper.  This introductory class will cover the history, tools, inks, paper, plate/blocks, and printing...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$123

4 sessions

Printmaking Foundations

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

For anyone who wants to be creative through printmaking, our foundations class introduces first time printers to the wide variety of printmaking processes, equipment, and resources at Spudnik Press Cooperative.  Students will experiment with three unique types of printmaking throughout the six weeks. With each printing process inducing its own...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$215

7 sessions

DIY Greeting Cards: Relief Printing

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

The graphic look of a hand-carved relief print makes for great greeting cards. Relief printmaking is a graphic and versatile style of printmaking that dates as far back as 500 BC. An image is carved in reverse onto a block, which is then inked and sent through a press. The tools are simple and approachable but the possibilities are expansive. On the...

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

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Beginning Stone Carving Workshop

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

In beginning stone carving students will learn the basic techniques for composing and carving small sculpture out of alabaster and other soft stones. Students will need to purchase carving tools and materials. Please note:  This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis. Students should complete their classes within a year...

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$285

10 sessions

Intermediate Stone Carving Workshop

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

In intermediate stone carving students will learn how to work with medium hardness stones like sandstones and lime stones. Students can carve small sculpture projects in a stone of medium hardness or can learn to carve larger project in soft stones. Please note: This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis. Students should complete...

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$400

16 sessions

Bronze Casting & Mold Making

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

This class is designed to familiarize students with the basics of lost wax casting process. Depending on the project students will learn wax casting and working technique, gating and venting, ceramic shell and investment molding techniques. Students will be required to complete at least 3 finished projects. Repetition of this class will provide more...

No Upcoming Schedules
$100

4 sessions

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Rocker's Delight Mezzotint Special

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Join Duffy O'Connor for a six-week course in the seductive intaglio technique of mezzotint. Learn to use the rocking tool, scraper and burnisher to produce beautiful, atmospheric prints! Commitment is required; all students must purchase their own mezzotint rocker. Students are encouraged to purchase one through Takach Press. Teens ages 15-17 may...

No Upcoming Schedules
$270

6 sessions

Mokuhanga Workshop

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Participants will learn the basics of Japanese woodblock printmaking (mokuhanga) in this 2-day workshop. At the onset we will make a two-color print from prepared blocks using; water-based pigments, kento registration, and pressing with a baren – all hallmarks of this Japanese woodblock printmaking process dating back to the 17th century....

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$305

2 sessions

Gemstone Intarsia Carving

at Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary Art School - Wheeling 231 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60090

Learn Gemstone Intarsia Carving from the master. Get 1 free silversmith or wire wrapping class, to set your finished gemstone intarsia. Start learning from creating a simple geometrical intarsia.  Depending on your chosen pattern, you may need additional time, which will be billed at $50 per hour. If the additional time will be scheduled...

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$165

Stone Carving: Garden Sculpture Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Enjoy a creative break and the opportunity to carve an heirloom garden sculpture from a block of Indiana limestone under the creative direction of sculptor DJ Garrity. Use simple hand tools to create works inspired by their botanical surroundings in the form of flowers, plants, or sculptures featuring the human face.  Garrity, who resides in...

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$699

4 sessions

Relief Printmaking without All the Carving

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

This workshop shows the novice-to-advanced printmaker tricks in producing multi-layer prints from wood, cardboard, plexi, even paper, without all the tedious carving. Using wood as our primary substrate, students will use techniques associated with monotype, such as masks, stencils, laser cuts, and off-set printing. The class will work collaboratively...

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$65

Key-chain Talisman Gem Stone Carving

at Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary Art School - Wheeling 231 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60090

Carve a beautiful gemstone in to the the Key-chain Talisman. Learn Gems Carving from the master. If you like the art you can continue to master it and become a real artist. This is the beginners 3 hours class. Depending on your chosen carving project and you motor skills, you may need additional time, which will be billed at $45 per hour....

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$140
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