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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 footprint and efficiently as well as being rather finicky. This...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6pm - 9pm

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 Oct 28th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$190

4 sessions

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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...

Saturday Oct 19th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$292.50

5 sessions

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...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$215

7 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 Oct 30th, 6pm - 9pm

DIY Greeting Cards: Relief Printing

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

The graphic look of a hand-carved relief print makes for great greeting cards. Relief printmaking is a graphic and versatile style 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 simple and approachable but the possibilities are expansive. On the...

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

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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

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

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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$490

12 sessions

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Make Your Own 2020 Planner (Ages 16+)

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

Get ready for 2020! Utilizing calendar pages that have been prepped for you, design a customizable planner with your own cover design, additional pockets for business cards, and papers. Sew the planner into a coptic stitched or case bound for the completed book.  A great holiday gift for yourself or a friend.

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$180

4 sessions

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...

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$350

10 sessions

Monoprinted Artists' Books

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

What does it mean to make printed objects today? And how exactly should we define an "artist's book", anyway? Considering the possibilities, implications, and baggage of this participatory art form in the context of contemporary culture, students will combine experimental or traditional printmaking and bookbinding processes to individually produce...

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$585

10 sessions

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....

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$250

8 sessions

Monotypes & Collographs

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

Monotypes and collographs are two forms of printmaking that favor organic, gestural, textural, and ephemeral marks and imagery. They are also incredibly immediate, playful, and multi-faceted type of printmaking, and therefore well suited to first time printmakers and artists who typically work with paint, mixed media, and sculpture. Monotypes usually...

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$195

6 sessions

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...

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$270

6 sessions

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