Get inky at your own pace
Private classes and work sessions allow you to come into the CPC for projects of your choosing. Find out more below.
Screen printing in style
Get in on the action! With top notch teachers screen printing at the CPC has never been better. Learn the basics, or hone your technique, these classes are for all levels!
Over 60 limestones to choose from!
Stone lithography is a hot item at the CPC, and with so many stones work with the possibilities are endless.
Introductory classes available
Everything you need to get started with silk screen, relief, and monotype. This class offers an introduction to the world of printing at the CPC.
Come use our bath!
Traditional intaglio processes, which include etching baths, rosin boxes, and mezzotint rockers are a foundation in printmaking techniques taught at the CPC.
In conjunction with many exhibitions, the CPC offers smaller demonstrations on related printing techniques. Check out our exhibition schedule for more details.
Learning to Print at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
As you may already know, the studio is going through a transitional period and we have decided to pare back our group classes for the time being. We will be offering two group classes in the new year and private lessons in all printmaking mediums will continue as usual.
The safety and wellness of both our students and faculty remains our highest priority; therefore, CPC requires that all students be vaccinated and boosted for Covid 19.
CPC offers GIFTCARDS in any denomination. Gift cards are redeemable for group classes, private classes, work sessions, and in-person gallery purchases. This is the perfect way to give the gift of PRINTMAKING to a loved one!
Classes at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
with Duffy O’Connor
Thursdays, March 28 – May 30, 2024
10 weeks, 6:30-9:30pm
This hugely popular course in traditional intaglio printmaking is back! Etching techniques of line, aquatint and soft ground using zinc or copper plates will be covered. Direct intaglio techniques such as drypoint and engraving will also be addressed. The instruction will be flexible to accommodate beginners as well as experienced printmakers who would like to refresh their etching and printing skills. Students will explore black and white as well as color imagery. Material list provided prior to first class.
with Maddie May
Wednesdays, May 8 – July 10, 2024
10 weeks, 6-9pm
This course engages color in an immediate way with this overview of the screen printing process. Photo processes will be covered, as well as all you need to know about ink preparation, registration and pulling awesome prints. Appropriate for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. Material list provided prior to first class.
Interested in learning something new? Have you been dreaming about a cool project that requires some individual attention? Well, our private classes are AMAZING! This professional, one-on-one instruction allows for flexible scheduling and a unique lesson catered to your specific area of interest. Further, we’ve implemented cleaning and social distancing protocols to ensure that our studio environment is safe for you and the community. Students are required to wear a mask at all times, and be fully vaccinated.
Private lessons are available in all mediums, including: Etching, Photoetching, Lithography (stone, plate, and paper), Screenprinting, Relief (woodcut and linoleum), Bookmaking, Collograph, and Monoprint. If you have a different project in mind, feel free to reach out!
The cost of a three-hour private lesson is $160. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule. Then, we will pair you with one of our professional instructors and they will review how to prepare and what to bring.
Want to learn something new with a close friend or family member? Sign up for a one-time, three-hour lesson with a professional printmaker! Our semi-private lessons provide flexible scheduling and custom instruction that is catered to the interests of your group. All students are required to wear a mask at all times, and be fully vaccinated.
Semi-private lessons are available in all mediums, including: Etching, Photoetching, Lithography (stone, plate, and paper), Screenprinting, Relief (woodcut and linoleum), Bookmaking, Collograph, and Monoprint. If you have a different project in mind, feel free to reach out!
The cost of a three-hour semi-private lesson (with up to three people) is $100 per person. Email email@example.com to schedule. Then, we will pair you with one of our professional instructors and they will review how to prepare and what to bring.
If you have a basic understanding of printmaking and don’t need how-to instruction (or if you’re a student looking for extra shop time) work sessions are for you! A shop member will be on site to help you find what you need; otherwise, you are expected to work independently. A prior private lesson, group class, or brief portfolio review may be necessary to ensure that you are capable of using the equipment. You will be required to wear a mask at all times.
Work sessions are available in the following techniques: Etching, Photoetching, Lithography (stone, plate, and paper), Screenprinting, Relief (woodcut and linoleum), Bookmaking, Collograph, and Monoprint.
Work Sessions are currently on hold during CPC's transitional phase. Join our newsletter to be notified when work session availability resumes.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Tuition is only refundable for group classes when CPC is notified at least one week prior to the session start date. In this case, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from the full cost of the class. Instead of a refund, students may opt to receive the full cost of the class as a credit to be used towards a future course. Either way, students are responsible for notifying the CPC that they wish to drop a class or workshop; not attending the first class does not constitute an official cancellation. If you must drop a class within a week of the first session, no refund or credit will be given (except in the event of documented medical reasons with a physician’s note or other extenuating circumstances). CPC does not offer makeup sessions for missed classes. However, if you must miss a class due to illness or extreme weather, CPC will offer a complimentary work session (more information about work sessions is available on our website under current classes) once the course is complete and the student is confident with their skills. While classes are rarely canceled at CPC, students will receive a full refund without a processing fee if a cancellation does occur.
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