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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 Sep 10th, 6pm - 9pm

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...

Saturday Oct 19th, 10am - 12:30pm

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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...

Saturday Sep 7th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 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...

Saturday Sep 28th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$255

6 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

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...

Thursday Sep 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$350

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 Oct 28th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$190

4 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 Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$215

7 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...

Monday Sep 16th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$270

6 sessions

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.

Monday Oct 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$180

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 Oct 9th, 6pm - 9pm

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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,...

No Upcoming Schedules
$60

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

Relief Printmaking

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

Explore traditional and contemporary methods of relief printmaking to become familiar with the tools, techniques and the translation of imagery and ideas for this direct and rewarding process. New students will be introduced to linoleum, wood, and alternative substrates.  Returning students will be guided through more advanced techniques including...

No Upcoming Schedules
$490

12 sessions

Linocut (Ages 16+)

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

Design, carve, and print your own relief print - introduce yourself to this beautiful technique of printmaking!  Please bring an image to use as the basis for your print.

No Upcoming Schedules
$90
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