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Risography 101

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

The Risograph is an automated duplicator from Japan that efficiently produces offset-like photocopies. Though not originally intended for artistic application, the machine has recently gained traction (and notoriety) in small-press culture for its distinct footprint and efficiently as well as being rather finicky. This workshop will walk students...

Relief Printmaking

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

Using hand tools, students will learn to produce linoleum and woodcut prints, printing by hand and with a press. Clear instruction and introductory exercises will guide beginners in learning this medium; students with previous experience will be challenged to develop ideas and engage in more advanced techniques such as multiple-block color and reduction...

$190

4 sessions

Monday Feb 26th, 6pm

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Screenprinting on Textiles

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

Knowing how to print on fabric opens up a slew of opportunities. Designing custom apparel, making gifts, stocking an Etsy store, making unique yardage for sewing projects, and manufacturing your own kickstarter rewards are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to potential fabric printing projects! Screenprinting uses a stencil to transfer ink...

$225

8 sessions

Tuesday Mar 6th, 6:30pm

Screenprinting Explorations

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

Most people are fans of screenprinting whether they know it or not. Screenprinting is an art form known for its bold graphics and versatility. A close cousin of stenciling, screenprinting is easy to learn, yet hard to master. Our eight-week class provides adequate time for new printers to complete a range of projects on paper and fabric, gradually...

$225

8 sessions

Saturday Apr 14th, 10am

DIY Letterpress Coasters

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

DIY Letterpress Coasters is an opportunity for people new to letterpress printing to experiment with the art form and experience the satisfaction of pressing ink to paper. A coaster is the perfect foundation for printers to play with the art form. Students will get to make their own mixed and matched coasters featuring the debossed “punch”...

Sunday Mar 4th, 2pm

Teen Studio Series - Intro to Printing/Printmaking

at Brickton Art Center - Park Ridge
306 Busse Hwy, Chicago, Illinois 60068

Interested in making your own stamp or print?  Well then this class is for you. During this studio session teenage students will learn the basics of creating a print using foam and very little tools.

Saturday Mar 10th, 11:30am

Left and Right Handed Beginner's Calligraphy

at Seeds Center - Edgewater
1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Come learn the art of beautifying letters and penning handwritten thoughtful mementos! In this beginners class in calligraphy, you'll learn the basics of several different fonts, Roman, Italic, and a personal favorite of mine based off of an Arabic font - plus any that you'd like to learn! Included in learning the basics is how to practice. You'll...

Saturday Feb 24th, 6pm

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Pop-Up Paper Cards: Spring Vegetables

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

Celebrate spring with these pop-up paper vegetable cards. You'll create a dynamic and dimensional set of cards featuring asparagus, spinach, and garden peas—and learn a bit about paper engineering along the way. No experience is necessary, but bookbinding or paper craft skills will speed your progress. All tools and supplies will be provided but...

Saturday Mar 3rd, 12pm

DIY Screenprinted Tea Towels

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

This is a fun opportunity to make a snazzy set of tea towels featuring any image you choose! Bring your own design, hand lettering or illustration and we’ll provide the ink, screens, and tea towels. You’ll spend an afternoon learning the basics of screenprinting on fabric and leave with a set of kitchen towels to gift or keep for yourself! This...

Wednesday Mar 21st, 6pm

Etching 201: Color

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

Open to anyone with prior intaglio experience, this course reinforces and builds on basic etching and intaglio processes like using hard and soft ground, aquatint, scraping, burnishing and dry point, and proper inking and printing techniques. The priority of this class is for artists to become comfortable and confident integrating color into their...

$215

5 sessions

Sunday Apr 8th, 2pm

Screenprinting 201: Color Theory for Screenprinters

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

Screenprinting is well known for its disposition for color. Saturated or pastel, metallic or fluorescent, subtle or vibrant, screenprinting is an art form that can handle it all. Sign up for this ink-mixing boot camp to push your skills both conceptualizing color palettes and mixing ink to match the aesthetic you want. Through conversation and hands-on...

Sunday Apr 29th, 1pm

Pre-Press Workshop: File Prep for Stress Free Printing

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

Not everyone needs to be a digital expert. With that said, there are many benefits of understanding how Adobe creative suite can be used to ensure successful printing. Our one-day workshop will arm even the most “non­techy” person with digital arsenal of skills needed to prepare their drawings, photographs, and designs into a press-ready file...

Wednesday Mar 7th, 6pm

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PICASSO, PAINT & PRINT Ages 8 - 12

at Brickton Art Center - Park Ridge
306 Busse Hwy, Chicago, Illinois 60068

We'll start with a brief verbal and visual description of a culture of Picasso's life and works, and then do a project or two in their style and medium. 

$45

3 sessions

Tuesday Mar 6th, 5pm

Drawing Fragments

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

This is a workshop focused in drawing as a by-product of creative production rather than a precursor. We will build images based in a free association of fragments (discarded materials) from each student’s creative process, working with a combination of techniques such as ebony rubbing, thread tracing, hand and machine stitching, found object collage,...

Saturday Mar 3rd, 10am

Adobe Lightroom 101

at Chicago Photography Academy - Lakeview
3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60657

The Lightroom 101 class is designed for both photographers who already have some experience with Adobe Lightroom and want to take their skills and knowledge to a higher level and photographers who are complete beginners to Adobe Lightroom. The classes are packed with the information you need and are run on a timescale that works for you. There are...

Sunday Feb 25th, 10am

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