CPC policy in regards to Covid-19 pandemic

To our local and global CPC community:
We’re proud of our city. We’re super proud of our community. We’re extra super proud of our CPC members, teachers, gallery visitors and students. We did the right thing, and now we’re open. As a courtesy to our as-yet-unvaccinated children, plus our disabled and immunosuppressed cohorts, we ask that all unvaccinated visitors wear a mask in our workshop. We also ask that all who enter respect the needs of anyone present who may feel more comfortable with everyone masking up. We continue to require anyone who is sick to not enter the premises (this includes those with a cold or flu).
The newly opened shop is humming! It’s wonderful to see our resident and member artists back in the shop working the presses and our students again learning the medium we so love to share with them. We love all the creative energy! We decided we still love our pandemic-inspired calendar and will continue using it. Studio time must be scheduled via the shared CPC Google calendar. Capacity limits have been lifted, but we will still keep the classes to a max of 5 students during the summer. We also kinda like the cleaning protocols, so CPC remains fully stocked with hand sanitizer, wipes, and disinfectant sprays for all work areas. We are thrilled to report that EVERYONE at the CPC (staff, members, and teachers) are all fully vaccinated. Woohoo! SHOUT OUT TO THE SCIENTISTS!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!
A few online classes will continue through the summer, because we think it’s pretty cool that students from all over the world can now learn from our amazing teachers. BOOKBINDING BASICS ONLINE and the ONLINE RELIEF CLASS were very popular so we plan on offering more sessions soon. We are ramping up our in-person classes, but since we’re keeping them small, they fill fast. If you don’t see your fave class listed, do give us a call or send an email indicating your interest, as many of our small group classes are assembled and filled even before we can advertise them! We can also pair you up with other interested students for customized semi private courses. Call (773-293-2070) or email the studio for more information.
In-person gallery hours are BACK! We’re open Friday & Saturday afternoons 12-5pm. Appointments throughout the week may also be made at your convenience. All unvaccinated visitors are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. You can now also SHOP for prints ONLINE!! You may, of course, also purchase work in person or via Paypal or credit card by phone. Please email  info@chicagoprintmakers.com to make arrangements. We also offer curbside pickup (free) or secure shipping ($25-$45 for domestic packages).
We invite you all to participate in some of CPC’s fun and creative online activities:
* CPC Remote Printshop Facebook Group – search for it and ask to join in!
* FLATFILE FRIDAY – check out our past artist features!
30 ARTISTS/ 30 YEARS exhibit is archived and viewable online!
* Member Spotlights – meet our very talented CPC artists.

We’d love to hear from you, or SEE YOU IN PERSON! Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or thoughts. Our hearts go out to those around the world still suffering from our global crisis.

Be well, in health and ink,

Deborah Maris Lader, Director