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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 relatively easy to learn, yet has many facets to explore and master.  Our eight-week class provides adequate time for new printers to complete a range of...

Tuesday Jan 8th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

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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...

Tuesday Jan 15th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

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T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop

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

Convert your own drawing or design to a collection of hand-printed wearable items in this energetic and informative one-day workshop. Printing an assortment of t-shirts or totebags is practical, fun and incredibly gratifying! Students will bring to the workshops with a bold black and white drawing, a high-contrast photo, or a digital design. While...

Sunday Jan 13th, 2pm - 6pm

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 prints in a variety of saturated colors. 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...

Tuesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

Screenprinting Refresher

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

This refresher workshop is for students with previous screenprinting experience, but are feeling out-of-practice or fuzzy regarding the finer points of the process. Students should have already completed a one-day workshop or full class, although it need not have been at Spudnik. We also welcome printers that would like support working through a particularly...

Sunday Feb 24th, 1pm - 6pm

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...

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

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

Multi-Level Screenprinting

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

This course engages color in an immediate way with this overview of the screen printing process. Photo processes will be covered, as well as all you need to know about ink preparation, registration and pulling awesome prints. Appropriate for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.

Sunday Jan 20th, 4pm - 7pm

  (10 sessions)
$350

10 sessions

DIY Valentines: Screenprinting

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

A handmade valentine is always a thrill to receive, regardless of how romantic one feels about the holiday. This Valentine’s Day, impress friends, family, and coworkers with a clever or charming hand-printed valentines featuring your own design. Students will each bring a one-color design that they would like to transform into a stack of greeting...

Wednesday Jan 30th, 6pm - 9pm

Injet Printing

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

After you’ve taken the perfect photo, take it to the next step and learn how to make inkjet prints of your photos using Photoshop! We will go over how to open and prep your images for printing, how to properly re-size your image, and how to print through Photoshop to get the best results.  Students will be able to print on both matte and luster...

Saturday Jan 26th, 1pm - 4pm

Traditional Etching

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

This hugely popular course in traditional intaglio printmaking is back! Etching techniques of line, aquatint and soft ground using zinc or copper plates will be covered. Direct intaglio techniques such as drypoint and engraving will also be addressed. The instruction will be flexible to accommodate beginners as well as experienced printmakers who would...

Thursday Jan 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$350

10 sessions

Etching & Intaglio Printmaking

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

Intaglio Printmaking is a family of printing techniques in which marks are incised into a metal plate. Using a fine point needle and various other tools, drawings and images are transferred through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, marks and images are etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail....

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

  (8 sessions)
$250

8 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...

Friday Feb 15th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$190

6 sessions

Traditional Stone Lithography

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

This course will give students an overview of techniques used in contemporary lithographic printing on paper. The CPC has a nice variety of lithographic limestones that students can draw on and print from, exploring positive and reductive black and white processes throughout the 8 weeks. Other topics covered will include a brief history of lithography,...

Tuesday Jan 22nd, 6pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$315

8 sessions

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 Jan 21st, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$270

6 sessions

Photopolymer Gravure

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

Artists in this 2-day workshop will create intaglio prints using photo-polymer plates. This material, also used for letterpress and relief printing, can capture every nuance of a continuous tone photograph, as well as direct drawing on transparent media. Using digital or hand-made positives in combination with an aquatint screen, artists can easily...

Saturday Feb 16th, 10am - 2:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$150

2 sessions

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