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Studio Access Training: Screenprinting

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

This authorization will address the entire process of screenprinting. We will share Spudnik’s guidelines and protocol for the entire process from image prep to screen reclamation, with a focus on care and maintenance of tools and supplies. The authorization will address paper printing, and fabric printing by request (including using our t-shirt press...

Wednesday Apr 1st, 6pm - 9pm

Printmaking Explorations

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

Designed for experienced printmakers who want to deepen their printmaking practice. The instructor will work 1-on-1 with students on individual projects and demonstrate new techniques to enhance the student's skill.   Students and instructor will engage in supportive discussions and critiques to create an environment of aesthetic growth...

Sunday Apr 19th, 11:30am - 2:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$350

8 sessions

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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....

Monday Apr 13th, 6pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$310

7 sessions

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.

Thursday Apr 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$350

8 sessions

Intaglio Ages 16+

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

This is a multi-level course that invites beginners to work alongside experienced printmaking students as they explore the tradition of Intaglio printmaking.  The basic processes of intaglio printmaking of etching (line, aquatint and softground) and drypoint will be taught with primarily black and white imagery; color printing will be explored...

Monday Apr 13th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$310

7 sessions

Relief Printmaking (Ages 16+)

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...

Thursday Apr 16th, 1pm - 4pm

  (8 sessions)
$350

8 sessions

Letterpress Printing 102

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

Become proficient on the Vandercook press while creating a self-directed project. Acquire technical skills with edition printing, troubleshooting techniques, roller height adjustment, and tympan change. Explore the making of books — sequence and narrative, page layout, image and text interplay, typography, and other considerations that go into producing...

Tuesday Apr 21st, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

Studio Access Training: Relief & Monoprinting

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

This authorization will cover both relief and monoprinting with a focus on press safety. While these are two unique mediums, they share the same presses and typically the same inks and cleaning processes. Within relief printmaking, this session will address the basics of block carving with a focus on the tools and resources available at Spudnik Press...

Wednesday Apr 8th, 6pm - 9pm

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Studio Access Training: Post Production Tools

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

This authorization can get you authorized to operate the many “post production” tools available at Spudnik Press Cooperative, including book binding and publication tools.  The following equipment is available: Spiral Binder Duplexer (Dry Mount Press) Thermal Binder Corner Rounder Manual Guillotine Electric Guillotine Copy Stand & Digital...

Monday Apr 6th, 6pm - 7:30pm

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Studio Access Training: Intaglio

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

This authorization will cover the intaglio processes and skills that are most essential for printers to be able to make and print intaglio plates. The workshop will review a variety of techniques used by intaglio artists with a focus on personal safety, care and maintenance of tools and supplies, and best practices for working with intaglio printing...

Wednesday Apr 22nd, 6pm - 9pm

Studio Access Training: Nu-Arc Platemaker

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

This authorization will cover the basics of operating the Nu-Arc Platemaker for a variety of printmaking purposes such letterpress polymer plates, cyanotypes, and photo intaglio plates.  We will review our guidelines for setting the exposure time, initiating a strong vacuum, safely releasing the vacuum, and using krene film to increase the quality...

Monday Apr 13th, 6pm - 7:30pm

First Impressions: Linoleum Block Printing

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

Ally is always inspired by the environment in which she creates. Her linoleum block printing project will encourage attendees to also seek inspiration from their surroundings and the Chicago cityscape. Guests will be able to try their hand at relief printing by carving and inking an image from a linoleum block. First Impressions is an event series...

Friday May 1st, 6pm - 8:30pm

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...

Saturday May 16th, 10am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$193.05

2 sessions

Joy Of Calligraphy (Ages 16+)

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

Explore the tools of calligraphy with emphasis on the broad-nib dip pen in this interactive class. Learn how to render beautiful letterforms in the Foundational, Italic, and Uncial hands, for starters, and follow your curiosity and pleasure in experimenting with new materials and ideas. Instruction on slant, spacing, and the importance of negative...

Sunday Apr 19th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$190

5 sessions

Screen Print Experience

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

This class includes: Blank t-shirts will be provided for you to practice your new knowledge Lunch for both days (call a week prior for vegetarian options) Ryonet's digital screen printing class book and materials for note-taking Most importantly, the skills and knowledge to progress in the industry Day 1: The 7 steps to the screen printing process...

Friday Aug 7th, 9am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$399.99

2 sessions

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