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Photo-Lithography

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

In this 5-week Photo-Lithography workshop, artists will print imagery from light-sensitive aluminum plates; similar to those used in the offset industry, but printed on etching and stone litho presses. Plates are made by exposure to light through drawings on translucent mylar, inkjet transparencies and opaque stencils.  Students will also learn...

Sunday Jul 21st, 10am - 1pm

  (5 sessions)
$250

5 sessions

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. While...

Sunday Aug 11th, 2pm - 5pm

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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...

Tuesday Sep 10th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

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...

Sunday Sep 22nd, 2pm - 5pm

Cyanotypes: The Botany of Blue

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 Aug 25th, 12pm - 4pm

The Hybrid Print: Interdisciplinary Screenprinting

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

In 1962 Robert Rauschenberg added photo screenprinting to his combines, which already consisted of painting, collage, and found objects. By doing so, he opened a new era in image making. Printmaking became not an end in itself, but part of an amalgam of techniques and materials. Spudnik Press is excited to host artist and educator, George Liebert,...

Monday Aug 12th, 10am - 1pm

  (5 sessions)
$385

5 sessions

Polymer & Plate 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 Aug 4th, 1pm - 6pm

Screen Print Experience

at Ryonet Corporation Los Angeles - 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 Sep 6th, 9am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$399.99

2 sessions

Woodblock Printing

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Create relief prints from carved blocks of wood. In woodblock printing, an image is carved in reverse on a piece of wood (areas that will not be printed are removed) leaving the image's outline on the wood. The block is then inked and printed on paper.  This introductory class will cover the history, tools, inks, paper, plate/blocks, and printing...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$123

4 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 Sep 10th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$250

8 sessions

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 Oct 13th, 2pm - 6pm

Dyeing To Print

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

In this one-day, five-hour course, participants will learn how to make monoprints on fabric. Techniques covered include dyeing cotton fabric and stencil screenprinting with dye and ink.  This experimental course encourages students to embrace play and experimentation. Work with artist and instructor Cassie Tompkins to develop your design, then...

Saturday Jul 27th, 10am - 3:30pm

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 Oct 9th, 6pm - 9pm

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Exploring Acrylics: From Basics to Pushing the Limits

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

Acrylics are versatile paints, and this class explores a range of techniques from traditional to contemporary. From experimenting with the lines of paints to using different mediums, we will work on projects such as layering, making gel skins for abstract landscapes, subtractive painting pouring, mono printing, and more!  First day of class,...

Wednesday Jul 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

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...

Wednesday Aug 7th, 7pm - 10pm

  (4 sessions)
$295

4 sessions

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