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Risograph Printing Basics

at Chicago Publishers Resource Center - East Ukrainian Village
858 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Learn the basics of printing on a Risograph, CHIPRC’s GR2750 to be exact. We’ll work on some in class exercises to use as examples to try our hand at printing basics. This workshop counts as an orientation to print during CHIPRC Open Hours.Led by CHIPRC staff.  Workshop open to all ages and skill levels.

Saturday Jun 3rd, 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 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...

Wednesday Jun 21st, 6pm

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Screenprinting Explorations

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

Screenprinting is a form of stencil making that has evolved to become a rich versatile medium. This class focuses on introducing students the widest possible understanding of the screen printing process. Students will be introduced to both handmade stencils and using the computer as a tool to generate stencils. Demonstrations will include both printing...

$225

8 sessions

Tuesday Jul 11th, 6:30pm

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Letterpress Refresher

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

The Vandercook is an eloquent machine, an irreplaceable piece of equipment and Spudnik’s more popular printing press. Yet, many printers feel a little uneasy when it comes to daily maintenance, diagnosing printing issues and making minor adjustments when needed. Platen presses are simple machines that can produce lush prints with the perfect kiss...

Sunday Jun 11th, 2pm

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Screenprinting Refresher

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

Open to anyone with prior printing experience, this refresher workshop will assume that students already understand screenprinting, 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, or even in the recent...

Sunday Jul 23rd, 1pm

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Relief Printing & Repeat Patterns

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. Relief carved block have been used for centuries to create repeat patterns for garments, decoration, wallpaper, and more. Today, relief printmaking remains a user friendly and non-toxic way to produce patterns. This block printing class introduces the essential skills needed to conceptualize...

$185

5 sessions

Saturday Jun 10th, 10am

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Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type

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

This class uses multiple projects to familiarize students with basic letterpress and typography history, terminology, and practices.  Letterpress printing uses moveable type, cast from metal or carved from wood, and a mechanical press to crisply transfer ink to paper.  The class will begin with hand setting linear type to make business...

$295

10 sessions

Tuesday Jun 6th, 6pm

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FIRST LOOK: 2017 MoCP Fine Print Party

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum

Please join the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Museum Council, staff, and artists for a public unveiling of four new prints that will be added to the MoCP Fine Print Program. Prints will be available for sale. All proceeds will support MoCP exhibitions, public programs and community engagement efforts.

Wednesday Jun 7th, 6pm

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Natural Indigo Dyeing with Shibori

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

Explore images on fabric with various shades of indigo blues applying Shibori resist and Natural Indigo dyeing. Indigo dye has been applied to clothes and interiors for over 700 years in Japan, though the harmonious beautiful colors appear contemporary in modern textile designs. Students will experience Itajime Shibori technique (folding & clamping),...

Friday Jun 16th, 9:30am

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Vandercook SP-25 Authorization Workshop

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

Spudnik Press Cooperative has a new press! And it’s BIG: Vandercook SP-25: Max Sheet Size: 24 ½ × 28″ Max Form Size: 24 × 26″ In addition to the press, we were able to also acquire: 6 drawers of woodtype, various fonts and sizes. A huge boxcar base for printing with polymer plates. To help our printers get familiar with (and authorized...

Monday Jun 5th, 6pm

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Print As Protest: Posters for the People

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

Printmaking has deep roots as a social art practice by providing a platform for people to voice their ideas, get involved with their community, and disseminate visual campaigns in support of their beliefs. This one-day workshop invites students to take advantage of screenprinting as a means to produce (and reproduce) their own politically charged...

Sunday Jul 16th, 1pm

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Screenprinting for Tree Huggers

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

In this community pay-what-you-can workshop, printmakers will learn the most water-efficient ways to make prints through designing and printing a short run of experimental abstract prints using markers, stencils, and photocopies to create their imagery.  Plus, students will have the opportunity to experiment with water-soluble inks, generally...

Sunday Aug 20th, 2pm

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The Botany of Blue: Cyanotypes after Anna Atkins

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

In 1843, botanist and photographer Anna Atkins self-published her first book of cyanotype photograms. The Botany of Blue commemorates Atkins, cited as the first woman photographer, and her scientific (and artistic) cyanotypes. Cyanotypes are contact prints on light-sensitive paper, bridging photography and printmaking. UV light hitting treated...

Sunday Jul 30th, 1pm

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DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing

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

Print your own greeting cards using our traditional printing presses. The tactile quality of ink pressed into paper will surely leave an impression on the lucky recipients of your handmade cards! Students will be able to set their own short saying or phrase and (if desired) combine it with vintage relief blocks featuring festive illustrations. This...

Sunday Jul 9th, 1pm

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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 dig in to the art form and be creative if not experimental. 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 by printing from various types of materials: wood type to make...

Sunday Aug 6th, 2pm

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