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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...

Sunday Sep 22nd, 2pm - 5pm

Bookbinding Explorations

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

In this six-week class, students will focus on learning non-adhesive binding structures. Some of these binding styles will include complex sewing structures like coptic stitch, long stitch, and Japanese stab binding. Students will learn the traditional version of these sewn bindings as well as new variations on the bindings to make more decorative...

Tuesday Sep 17th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 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...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)
$295

10 sessions

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

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...

Friday Oct 25th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 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...

Sunday Sep 29th, 2pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 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

DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting

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

A handmade greeting card is always a wonderful gesture and a great gift to receive. Through this class you can impress loved ones with a hand-printed card featuring your own design. Students will learn the entire screenprinting process, starting with burning images into screens using photographic emulsion in the darkroom. All participants will learn...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6pm - 9pm

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

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

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 Dec 15th, 2pm - 6pm

Zine Workshop: Tiny Stories

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

During this workshop student will use personal narratives and memory to create illustrative stories. Students will create content to excavate personal stories to put into their zine. After various group and individual exercises students will use pencils, ink, brushes, and collage to create an original zine. Location Instructions: We are located in...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

From Plant to Paper: Making Paper with Milkweed

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

In this class, students experience the entire process of paper making beginning at the source: the raw plant material. Focusing on Milkweed, an abundant native plant, we will learn how to responsibly harvest, extract fiber from the plant, and process it into pulp. Once processed, we will then learn how pull sheets using the Western method of sheet...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

Bookbinding: No-Sew Books

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

This class is the perfect introduction to bookbinding. Students will learn the basic vocabulary and tools of bookbinding. They will learn how to use the guillotine to cut paper for their books and how to use a nipping press to flatten their books after folding. Students will create one single sheet book that will be approximately 5.5’X4. 25’ with...

Wednesday Nov 13th, 2pm - 5pm

Papermaking Workshop: Native Milkweed

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

In this one-day workshop, students will learn about Milkweed: an abundant native plant with strong, long bast fiber. Participants will learn the properties of Milkweed fiber and how it compares to other papermaking fibers, best practices for harvesting and processing fiber, and will learn hands-on how to pull sheets of Milkweed paper using a Western-style...

Tuesday Nov 19th, 6pm - 9pm

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