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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 Apr 26th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

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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 May 11th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

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Screenprinting - Posters & Tees

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

In this quick and fun 2 week workshop, students get to frolic with the silkscreen process in an opportunity to make a mini 1-2 color poster print or walk away with their own design printed on t-shirts. Screens, squeegees and other basic supplies will be provided, students just need to bring their own t-shirts or paper they want to print on. Details...

Sunday May 5th, 4pm - 7pm

  (2 sessions)
$120

2 sessions

Screenprinting Refresher

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

This refresher workshop is for students with previous screenprinting experience, but are feeling out-of-practice or fuzzy regarding the finer points of the process. Students should have already completed a one-day workshop or full class, although it need not have been at Spudnik. We also welcome printers that would like support working through a particularly...

Sunday Jun 9th, 1pm - 6pm

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

Friday May 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$180

4 sessions

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...

Wednesday Jun 19th, 6pm - 9pm

Printmaking Techniques for Collectors

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

Interested in seeing printmaking in action but don’t want to get your hands dirty? Lithography and Etching (Intaglio) are demystified with in-depth explanation and demonstration. A brief discussion of Relief and Screenprinting will also be covered. Perfect for print enthusiasts and collectors who would like a bit more information on...

Friday May 10th, 1pm - 4pm

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. Things supplied by the Evanston Art Center Print Shop screens with 230 mesh squeegees of various sizes...

Saturday May 4th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$220

5 sessions

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 Jun 23rd, 2pm - 6pm

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...

Tuesday Apr 30th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$295

10 sessions

Photopolymer Intaglio

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

Photopolymer Intaglio plates can capture every nuance of a continuous tone photograph, as well as direct drawing on transparent media. Using digital or handmade positives in combination with an aquatint screen, artists can easily simulate the look and feel of classic copperplate photogravure, montage, a variety of drawing techniques, or experiment...

Tuesday May 14th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

Print & Stitch: Relief, Screen Printing and Embroidery

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

Print& Stitch: Relief, Screen Printing and Embroidery for Textiles  Explore woodcut and screen print in combination with embroidery to create wearable objects and artworks. You will learn basics of screen printing, relief printing and hand stitching and complete 3 projects.  Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday May 8th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$180

4 sessions

Inkjet Printing

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

Learn how to make inkjet prints of your perfect photos using Photoshop.  We will learn to open and prep your images for printing, including how to properly re-size and print your image to get the best results.  Students will print on both matte and luster photo papers in a variety of sizes (included in price).  Bring a flash drive...

Saturday Jun 1st, 1:15pm - 4pm

Maker Lab Sample Class

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

Get familiar with the 3D printer, laser engraver, and other technology available for students in the EAC Maker Lab! The basics of design sketching will be introduced, and students may use Open Studio Time to continue working on their projects outside of class.

Thursday May 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$170

4 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

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