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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...

Wednesday Jan 8th, 6pm - 9pm

Greeting Card (Ages 16+)

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

Have fun, and create your own greeting cards on paper of your choice! With smaller sized cards, it is easy to manage imagery of your choice, including minimal designs, flowers, graphics, and text.

Tuesday Jan 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$225

5 sessions

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Sgraffito Workshop

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side 1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Sgraffito like a print maker! This class is led by Liz Born from Hoof Print, a local printmaking studio. She will go through techniques of mapping out and creating reductive drawing on clay surfaces.  This class will include two cups to sgraffito on, but participants are welcome to bring their own leather hard pieces!  All work will be...

Friday Jan 17th, 6pm - 8pm

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

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

Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files

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

Risography 102 reinforces the skills introduced in Riso 101. Each student will bring their own project to set-up and print during the workshop. Best practices for imposition or layout for zines and publications will be reviewed as well as tips for color separation and digital file set-up. Smart file set up is step #1 to ensure smooth and efficient...

Wednesday Jan 29th, 6pm - 9pm

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 13th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$270

6 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

Decorative Paper

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

Decorative Paper: Suminagashi, Paste Papers, & Paper Marbling Sign up to learn a variety of techniques to make decorative papers from all parts of the world! Students in this course will spend two weeks learning each of method of decorating paper: suminagashi, paste papers, and paper marbling. Paste papers are one of the earliest methods...

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

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 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

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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...

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$195

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...

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$215

7 sessions

Intaglio

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

This is a multi-level course that invites beginners to work alongside experienced printmaking students as they explore the tradition of Intaglio printmaking.  The basic processes of intaglio printmaking of etching (line, aquatint and softground) and drypoint will be taught with primarily black and white imagery; color printing will be explored...

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$255

6 sessions

Painting, Pop, and Printmaking

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

Andy Warhol used photography and screen printing to create now-iconic works in the 1960s. In later years he produced multiples as well as unique works of art that expanded on this practice. In this five-week class we will learn about Warhol's techniques and source materials, visit a working print studio to better understand these processes, and situate...

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$292.50

5 sessions

Printmaking Explorations

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

Designed for experienced printmakers who want to deepen their printmaking practice. The instructor will work 1-on-1 with students on individual projects and demonstrate new techniques to enhance the student's skill.   Students and instructor will engage in supportive discussions and critiques to create an environment of aesthetic growth...

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$490

12 sessions

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