Spudnik Press Cooperative

Spudnik Press Cooperative

Art
West Town, Chicago, Illinois
(31 Reviews)

The Spudnik Press Annex hosts a gallery and classroom, independent studios, and shared work space for writers, bookmakers, artists, students, and others. A reference library of small press and experimental book projects is in development.

Mission:

To provide facilities and services available to artists who need a place to create or exhibit their original artwork, especially those who cannot obtain access to traditional printmaking facilities and exhibition spaces because of financial or other limitations.

To provide education in printmaking practices though uniting professional artists with a diverse community of emerging artists, established artists, youth, and adults.

Vision:

Founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium, Spudnik Press Cooperative is committed to being an approachable and affordable print shop; a space where professional printmakers merge with aspiring students; a space that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas.

At Spudnik Press, artists create and use printed materials to further culture and engage with their community. Through sharing materials, equipment, and studio space, artists are also sharing technical skills, practical knowledge, and creative processes. By pooling resources and creative problem solving, artists at Spudnik Press are able to create a space that is beyond the means of solo emerging artists.

By extending our programming to include exhibitions, classes, free workshops, and drawing groups, we are able to reach beyond the print community and engage with the community as a whole.

Reviews of Spudnik Press Cooperative

(31 Reviews)
Risography 101

7/5/2018
Abigail L.

Attended: Risography 101


It was really informative and fun!

Screenprinting on Textiles

4/26/2018
sophia a.

Attended: Screenprinting on Textiles


Loved the class and Spudnik Press. Tara, the instructor, was very helpful and knowledgeable. And she patiently worked with each student and their projects. Will definitely be going back for open studio time to keep printing and experimenting. Thanks Tara !!

Bookbinding

3/4/2018
Anna O.

Attended: Bookbinding


I looked forward to every single class! Best part of the week. The instructor was very knowledgeable and showed us how wide the world of bookbinding was.

DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting

11/12/2017
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting


Keira was a great instructor. Smart, articulate and patient. Love the creative setting and small classroom size.

Printmaking Foundations

10/11/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Printmaking Foundations


Really friendly and helpful teacher. You learn relief, etching and screen print. Each medium is 2 classes, one for making the printing image and the other for printing. My own recommendation is that I which open hours would be free when taking a class.

Cyanotypes: The Botany of Blue

8/1/2016
Cassandra W.

Attended: Cyanotypes: The Botany of Blue


Travis was a great instructor, he gave us info on the process as well as some history. We had more than enough time in the 4 hour workshop to experiment and make multiple prints. I would definitely recommend this class!

Wearable Prints: Screenprint Your Own

7/19/2016
Jinhi p.

Attended: Wearable Prints: Screenprint Your Own


This is a wonderful class if you've ever wanted to learn about silk screening or just learn something new. Elise was very knowledgeable, friendly and made you comfortable. I was nervous at first but quickly realized I was in good hands. I came out with 5 tote bags with my personalize logo.

Letterpress Your Own Cards

12/7/2015
Katie J.

Attended: Letterpress Your Own Cards


I really enjoyed the class and plan on trying more classes at Spudnik in the future!

Screenprinting Refresher

10/22/2015
Anonymous

Attended: Screenprinting Refresher


I thought it was a helpful class. The only thing that would have been nice would be a take away (a print of some sort that we could all make together).

Risography 101

6/21/2019
Hams P.

Attended: Risography 101


Hams P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Spudnik Press Cooperative
West Town, West Side
1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302
Btwn N Wolcott Ave & N Wood St
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Upcoming Classes at Spudnik Press Cooperative

Screenprinting Explorations
Screenprinting Explorations
Next start date:

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

Monotypes & Collographs
Monotypes & Collographs
Next start date:

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

Risography 101
Risography 101
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 10th, 6pm - 9pm

Etching & Intaglio Printmaking
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking
Next start date:

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

T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 15th, 2pm - 6pm

Bookbinding Explorations
Bookbinding Explorations
Next start date:

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

Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 9th, 6pm - 9pm

Letterpress Pressure Prints
Letterpress Pressure Prints
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 13th, 2pm - 6pm

Relief Printmaking
Relief Printmaking
Next start date:

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

Zine Workshop: Tiny Stories
Zine Workshop: Tiny Stories
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

From Plant to Paper: Making Paper with Milkweed
From Plant to Paper: Making Paper with Milkweed
Next start date:

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

Printmaking Foundations
Printmaking Foundations
Next start date:

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

DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting
DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6pm - 9pm

Bookbinding: No-Sew Books
Bookbinding: No-Sew Books
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 13th, 2pm - 5pm

Papermaking Workshop: Native Milkweed
Papermaking Workshop: Native Milkweed
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 19th, 6pm - 9pm

Bookbinding: Hardcover Case Binding
Bookbinding: Hardcover Case Binding
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 23rd, 1pm - 6pm

DIY Greeting Cards: Relief Printing
DIY Greeting Cards: Relief Printing
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 9pm