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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.

$280

8 sessions

Sunday Jun 17th, 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...

$350

10 sessions

Thursday Jun 7th, 6:30pm

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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 10 weeks. Other topics covered will include a brief history of lithography,...

$375

10 sessions

Tuesday Jun 5th, 6pm

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 Aug 12th, 1pm

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....

Etching Tester & Refresher

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

Etching (a type of Intaglio printing) is printmaking process in which marks are scratched or etched into a metal plate. Using a fine point needle, artists can draw directly on plate through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, these marks are etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail. Etchings...

Sunday Jun 17th, 1pm

Relief Tester & Refresher

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

We invite you to try you hand at a new craft or to refresh dormant printmaking skills. Relief printmaking (aka block printing) is graphic, versatile, and timeless. It can be as simple as geometric stamps used to create repeat patterns or as nuanced and complex as your ambitions. In this workshop, students will plan, carve, and print from a 4” x 6”...

Sunday Jul 29th, 1pm

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...

Wednesday Aug 29th, 6pm

Polymer & Paper Lithography

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

Plate lithography is a variation of traditional lithography and relies on the hydrophobic (water-fearing) and hydrophilic (water-loving) properties of a sheet of plastic or paper. Plate lithography offers an immediate and non-toxic printing process that can incorporate photography, digital designs and hand drawn illustrations. This process is low-cost,...

Sunday Jul 1st, 1pm

Printmaking Foundations: Relief, Screen, Etching

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 resources and equipment. Students will experiment with three unique printmaking processes throughout the six weeks. With each printing process inducing its own aesthetic, this class offers abundant opportunities to elevate...

$185

6 sessions

Tuesday Jul 24th, 6:30pm

Photopolymer Intaglio

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

Photopolymer Intaglio plates can capture every nuance of a continuous tone photograph, as well as direct drawing on transparent media. Using digital or handmade positives in combination with an aquatint screen, artists can easily simulate the look and feel of classic copperplate photogravure, montage, a variety of drawing techniques, or experiment...

$195

6 sessions

Saturday Jul 21st, 10am

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, a botanist and photographer named Anna Atkins self-published her first book of cyanotype photograms. Anna Atkins, who is often cited as the first woman photographer, has inspired many with her collection of images that are both scientific and artistic.  Cyanotypes are contact prints on light-sensitive paper, bridging photography and...

Sunday Jul 29th, 2pm

Etching and Relief Printmaking Bootcamp Intensive

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

Want to dedicate some time to your art? Set aside a week in mid July and sign up for the CPC Summer Intensive! This year's bootcamp will allow students to explore traditional Intaglio printmaking and Relief printmaking in a five-day course. Choose etching, choose relief, or choose both. Beginners and seasoned printmakers are welcome! Also a great...

$550

6 sessions

Monday Jul 9th, 9:30am

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...

Intermediate Digital Photography

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

The Intermediate Digital classes are designed for photographers who have taken their skills past the beginner level and are passionate about learning photography. The classes are packed with the information you need and are run on a timescale that works for you. You can learn Intermediate Digital Photography over a four week period running one night...

$295

4 sessions

Wednesday Jun 6th, 7pm

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