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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 May 9th, 6:30pm

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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 Apr 29th, 5pm

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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...

Wednesday Jun 21st, 6pm

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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 drawings and images are incised into a metal plate. Using a drawing needle, images are transferred through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, their image is etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail. Working more spontaneously,...

$225

8 sessions

Tuesday May 9th, 6:30pm

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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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Working with Woodtype

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

This intermediate letterpress class investigates woodtype and the aesthetic and creative possibilities that it offers printers. Students will look at the history of woodtype design as well as contemporary production and use. Bolstered with a rich understanding of woodtype, students will learn woodtype design shortcuts and experimental printing techniques...

$150

4 sessions

Saturday May 13th, 10am

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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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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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Spiral Tunnel Bookbinding Workshop

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

Tunnel books are a great example of how artists can be sculptural objects. Expanding like the bellows of an according, tunnel books expand and contract to display an image, a setting, or a scene on a series of cut out panels. Looking through an opening in the cover, “readers” can take in the three-dimensional scene. With the addition of a spiraling...

Sunday May 21st, 1pm

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Linoleum Block Holiday Card Workshop

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

Create beautiful linoleum block botanical cards for the holidays. You will learn how to transfer your drawing to the linoleum, practice cutting the linoleum, and print the cards using stamp pads to create multicolor images. Basic supplies for the project are provided.

Friday May 26th, 9am

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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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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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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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