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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 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 look and efficiently as well as being rather finicky. This workshop...

Sunday Feb 9th, 2pm - 6pm

Letterpress Pressure Prints

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

By combining stencils and low-relief collages with letterpress printing, artists can make textural images reminiscent of rubbings and collagraphs. Variation in the thickness of cut paper, string, plants, netting and other relatively two-dimensional items effect the amount of ink transferred by the cylinder of the press to the paper and leave a rich...

Sunday Feb 2nd, 1pm - 5pm

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Techniques in Monoprinting

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

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that favors organic, gestural, textural, and ephemeral marks and imagery. This process is incredibly immediate, playful, and a multi-faceted type of printmaking, and therefore well suited to first time printers and artists who typically work with paint, mixed media, and sculpture. These prints usually begin from...

Wednesday Feb 19th, 1pm - 5pm

  (4 sessions)
$145

4 sessions

Expanded Print

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Explore DIY printmaking techniques that don't require a dedicated print studio including monotype, relief, image transfer, and basic screen printing. Experiment with a variety of approaches to materials and installation, and through course projects, discover the creative and critical potential of print within the broader field of contemporary art...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

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...

Monday Feb 24th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$190

4 sessions

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...

Friday Apr 10th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

Experimental Print (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

In this course students will produce multiple prints, including relief, digital, and screen prints. Beginning with monotypes, students will explore how to layer within an image and eventually build those layers with hand-drawn elements and ghost prints.  The incorporation of laser-cut matrices as well as varying methods of inkjet transfers will...

Saturday Feb 15th, 1pm - 4pm

  (12 sessions)
$465

12 sessions

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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 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....

Tuesday Feb 25th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$250

8 sessions

Introduction to Letterpress Printing

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

This course is the perfect introduction to letterpress printing. Students will develop foundational skills by using a composing stick to hand set lines of types. From there, projects will introduce more technical considerations as well as creative approaches to printing. Students will learn to learn to lock-up type, set pressure, mix and modify ink...

Saturday Mar 14th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

Broadsides! Broadsides!

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

Historically broadsides were used as proclamations, posters, commentaries, and advertisements. Today, artists and writers use them to explore the intersection between the written word and visual art. Learn the exciting history of letterpress printing through the process of printing your own broadside. Using Spudnik’s amazing collection of wood...

Thursday Mar 19th, 1pm - 5pm

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 Mar 28th, 10am - 3:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$185

2 sessions

Screen Print Experience

at Ryonet Corporation - Buffalo Grove 1435 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

The Screen Printing Class Includes: Blank Allmade t-shirts (2nds) to print on (these are yours to keep, sizes vary) Lunch for both days (call week prior for vegetarian options) Ryonet screen printing class book and materials for note taking Most importantly, the skills and knowledge to progress in the industry The Screen Printing Class Covers:...

Friday Feb 28th, 9am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$399.99

2 sessions

Advance Screenprinting: Image and Concept

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

Take your screenprinting skills to the next level in this project-driven class focused on exploring and exploits screenprinting as an art form and a creative process. Learn skills like mixing ink to match pantone colors, designing a triptych or other suite of prints, and using screenprinting as a fine art. Students will also be able to review an assortment...

Tuesday Mar 17th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

Litho Made Easy: Pronto Plate Lithography

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

This class is an introduction to the process of lithography through the use of polyester plates. This technique is a simplified version of lithography that enables artists to create lithographs without having to master an acid etch. A great introduction to both lithography and digital type setting, this class will explore how to blend language...

Friday Feb 14th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$196

6 sessions

Letterpress Printing 102

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

Become proficient on the Vandercook press while creating a self-directed project. Acquire technical skills with edition printing, troubleshooting techniques, roller height adjustment, and tympan change. Explore the making of books — sequence and narrative, page layout, image and text interplay, typography, and other considerations that go into producing...

Tuesday Apr 21st, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

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