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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....

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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

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Weekend Workshop: Exploring Monoprint

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

This class will guide students on a deep dive into the possibilities of monoprint and monotype - processes that lend themselves to immediacy and experimentation, but can also produce finessed and complex imagery. The class will introduce additive and reductive monotype processes as well as elements of collagraph and chine collé, and will go on to...

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$193.05

2 sessions

Letterpress: Movable Type + Polymer Plates

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

Letterpress printing has been making an impression since 1440 when Gutenberg invented movable type. Letterpress printing creates a tactile and inviting debossment in paper by using a mechanical press to prints from metal or wood type. This “punch” makes letterpress a popular choice for greeting cards, business cards, invitations, broadsides, and...

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$295

10 sessions

Invitation Design

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

This course explores the complete process of invitation design. It is ideal for designers who want to enter into the stationery design, engaged couples who wish to design their own wedding stationery, or simply for someone planning an event. Students can work from hand-drawn or graphic design based images and will learn the printing processes necessary...

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$215

6 sessions

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,...

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$385

5 sessions

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...

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$250

5 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...

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$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.

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$90

Screen Print a T-Shirt

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

Print your own design on a T shirt in this one-day printmaking workshop!  Bring a high-contrast black and white image on paper, and you'll go home with it printed on a shirt. Skill Level: Beginner

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$90

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Printing Patterns for Paper and Fabric

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

Master printing repeating patterns for fabric and paper using woodcut and screen print methods. A variety of patterning methods will be introduced and you will collaborate on a group project as well as individual work.

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$490

12 sessions

Screen Printing (Ages 16+)

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

Explore your ideas in multiple! Both handmade and photographic processes will be covered as you learn how to process images on a screen and print editions of your work. Beginning and experienced printmakers are welcome in this multi-level class. Required Materials packing tape – 2” roll; buy Scotch Brand, it works better masking tape – 2”...

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$375

9 sessions

Multi-Level Screen Printing

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

Learn to create hand-pulled screen prints in this course that delves into the silkscreen process. New students will get a full overview of the fundamentals of the process including image and screen preparation, autographic and photo emulsion stencils, color mixing, registration and printing to create graphic and colorful multiples on paper and t-shirts....

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$490

12 sessions

Traditional Stone Lithography

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

This course will give students an overview of techniques used in contemporary lithographic printing on paper. The CPC has a nice variety of lithographic limestones that students can draw on and print from, exploring positive and reductive black and white processes throughout the 8 weeks. Other topics covered will include a brief history of lithography,...

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$375

10 sessions

Screen-Printing with Ink & Dyes on Textiles (Ages 16+)

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

Learn how to put a stencil onto a screen and print. Explore the differences between printing with inks and dyes and their reactions on different fabrics

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$180

4 sessions

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