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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...

$225

8 sessions

Sunday Sep 23rd, 2:30pm

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 easy to learn, yet hard to master. Our eight-week class provides adequate time for new printers to complete a range of projects on paper and fabric, gradually...

$225

8 sessions

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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...

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 Sep 30th, 2pm

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 resources and equipment. Students will experiment with three unique printmaking processes throughout the six weeks. With each printing process inducing its own aesthetic, this class offers abundant opportunities to elevate...

$190

6 sessions

Saturday Oct 13th, 10am

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...

$190

4 sessions

Monday Oct 22nd, 6pm

DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting

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

Screenprinting is one of many processes at Spudnik Press that can be used to print your own collection of cards. This quick and fun introduction to screenprinting on paper allows students to dabble with a new process while making giftable notecards just in time for the holidays. Designs that begin as digitally files or hand-drawn artwork are transferred...

Wednesday Nov 14th, 6pm

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Screen-Printing with Ink & Dyes on Textiles

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

Discover the basics of screen-printing on fabric. Learn how to coat and expose a screen using photo-emulsion and an exposure unit, how to print with screen-printing inks, as well as dyes unto silk and cotton fabric. Develop repeatable patterns, make yardage, scarves or t-shirts and tote bags. Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

$245

6 sessions

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm

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....

Sunday Dec 16th, 1pm

Holiday Calligraphy Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Adorn the holidays with the beautiful, personal touch of calligraphy. Create beautiful holiday cards, gift tags, place cards, and thank-you notes. Learn to embellish your notes with such simple holiday motifs as holly and wreaths. Additional supplies required. Request for a supply list upon enrollment. Note: Please refer to this Map for more...

$179

4 sessions

Thursday Nov 8th, 12:30pm

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. To ensure smooth and efficient printing, best practices for imposition or layout for zines and books will be reviewed as well as tips for color separation and digital file set-up. Through creating a small...

Wednesday Dec 12th, 6pm

Joy Of Calligraphy Ages 14+

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

All levels are welcome to 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...

$200

6 sessions

Sunday Oct 28th, 1pm

Intermediate Digital Photography

at Chicago Photography Academy - Lakeview
3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60657

The Intermediate Digital classes are designed for photographers who have taken their skills past the beginner level and are passionate about learning photography. The classes are packed with the information you need and are run on a timescale that works for you. You can learn Intermediate Digital Photography over a four week period running one night...

$295

4 sessions

Wednesday Oct 3rd, 7pm

Ceramics Masterclass: Making copies or Underglaze

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

Full Course Name: Ceramics Masterclass: Making Copies or Underglaze Transfers EAC is fortunate to have Tim Kowalczyk demonstrate and teach his slab building techniques using paper clay, creating ceramic objects that mimic the appearance of cardboard and tin cans. After sharing his work, he will discuss the process of creating images using computer...

Sunday Sep 30th, 9:30am

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.

$89

4 sessions

Wednesday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm