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. Throughout the Pandemic, we’ve remained vigilant, and so continue to be open. As a courtesy to our staff, unvaccinated young children, plus our disabled and immunosuppressed cohorts, we ask that all visitors be vaccinated and wear a mask in our workshop. We continue to require anyone who is sick to not enter the premises (this includes those with a cold or flu).
The shop has been 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. What amazing 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, and we are now able to accommodate up to 10 vaccinated and masked students. Cleaning protocols remain in place, so CPC remains fully stocked with hand sanitizer, wipes, and disinfectant sprays for all work areas. Spare masks are available to anyone asking for one. The CPC staff, members, and teachers are all fully vaccinated and boosted. Woohoo! SHOUT OUT TO THE SCIENTISTS!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!
A few online classes will continue, because we think it’s pretty cool that students from all over the world can now learn from our amazing teachers. This winter, you can join us for  BOOKBINDING BASICS ONLINE and/or the ONLINE INTERMEDIATE BOOKBINDING classes with Megan Sterling. Our in-person classes fill really fast, so please hop on those quickly to hold a spot. Alternately, we can 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 via email or tel. All gallery 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, Venmo, 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