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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 Jul 15th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$190

4 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”...

Saturday Jul 6th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$375

9 sessions

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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 Aug 11th, 2pm - 5pm

Relief Printmaking: Carving & Printing Woodblocks

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

We invite you to try you hand at a new craft or to refresh dormant printmaking skills. Relief printmaking (aka block printing) is graphic, versatile, and timeless. It can be as simple as geometric stamps used to create repeat patterns or as nuanced and complex as your ambitions. In this workshop, students will plan, carve, and print from a 4” x 6”...

Sunday Jul 14th, 2pm - 6pm

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...

Sunday Jul 21st, 10am - 1pm

  (5 sessions)
$250

5 sessions

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Etching and Relief Printmaking Bootcamp Intensive

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

Want to dedicate some time to your art? Set aside a week in July and sign up for this summer intensive! This year's bootcamp will allow students to explore traditional Intaglio printmaking and Relief printmaking in a five-day course. Choose etching, choose relief, or choose both. Beginners and seasoned printmakers are welcome! Also a great opportunity...

Monday Jul 8th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$550

5 sessions

Cyanotypes: The Botany of Blue

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

In 1843, a botanist and photographer named Anna Atkins self-published her first book of cyanotype photograms. Anna Atkins, who is often cited as the first woman photographer, has inspired many with her collection of images that are both scientific and artistic.  Cyanotypes are contact prints on light-sensitive paper, bridging photography and...

Sunday Aug 25th, 12pm - 4pm

Screen Print Experience

at Ryonet Corporation Los Angeles - Buffalo Grove 1435 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

The Screen Printing Class Includes: Blank Allmade t-shirts (2nds) to print on (these are yours to keep, sizes vary) Lunch for both days (call week prior for vegetarian options) Ryonet screen printing class book and materials for note taking Most importantly, the skills and knowledge to progress in the industry The Screen Printing Class Covers:...

Friday Sep 6th, 9am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$399.99

2 sessions

Woodblock Printing

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Create relief prints from carved blocks of wood. In woodblock printing, an image is carved in reverse on a piece of wood (areas that will not be printed are removed) leaving the image's outline on the wood. The block is then inked and printed on paper.  This introductory class will cover the history, tools, inks, paper, plate/blocks, and printing...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$123

4 sessions

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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,...

Sunday Aug 4th, 1pm - 6pm

3D Modeling and Printing Objects (Ages 4-18)

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

Turn your imagination into reality through 3D printing! Learn the basics of 3D modeling software and 3D printers to create your very own objects. Students will take home 2-3 small printed objects of their own design, and the knowledge to use Tinkercad, a free software available online.

Monday Jul 22nd, 4:15pm - 6:15pm

  (5 sessions)
$165

5 sessions

Dyeing To Print

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

In this one-day, five-hour course, participants will learn how to make monoprints on fabric. Techniques covered include dyeing cotton fabric and stencil screenprinting with dye and ink.  This experimental course encourages students to embrace play and experimentation. Work with artist and instructor Cassie Tompkins to develop your design, then...

Saturday Jul 27th, 10am - 3:30pm

Ex Libris: Relief Print Booklet (Ages 16+)

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

Design, cut, and print your own relief bookplate to personalize your book collection. Join the centuries-old tradition - Ex Libris!

Saturday Jun 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Digital Photography Camp (Ages 9-11)

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

Discover new ways to approach digital photography by taking photos during class and editing them using Adobe Photoshop! Explore composition, exposure, digital editing and inkjet printing to understand what photography is and to develop your own individual style. By the end of the week you will have digital files and a select number of prints to share....

Monday Jul 1st, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$255

4 sessions

Mixed Media Art

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Students will create dynamic, multi-layered compositions with a variety of materials: watercolor/acylic/water soluable oil paint, ink, images, found objects, and pastels. Techniques explored will include photo transferring, collage, monotype printing, drawing, painting, and assemblage. Emphasis is on conceptual practice and personal process.

Wednesday Jul 17th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

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