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Classes at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

  • Printmaking Basics: Screenprinting, Relief, and Monotype

    with Matt Bodett

    Sundays, September 12 – October 17, 2021
    6 weeks, 4-7pm
    Cost: $270

     

     

    Description

    Get creative while learning the basics of three unique printmaking processes: screenprinting, relief, and monoprinting. Fundamental techniques will be covered, including carving and printing linoleum blocks, exposing images to screens, printing with oil and water-based inks, and color mixing. Prints will be created both by hand and with a press. We will also explore mashing up these different techniques to create wonderfully textured, layered images. Open to all, this is a great course for anyone interested in making beautiful prints by hand. Some basic supplies will be required, but much of what you need will be provided by CPC. Material list provided prior to first class.

  • Stone Lithography

    with Eric Wilson

    Mondays, September 13 – November 15, 2021
    10 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30pm

    Cost: $375
    (includes 2 work sessions for drawing or graining)

     

     


    Description

    In this class, students will learn the processes and techniques of drawing on and printing from stones. CPC is one of the few places in Chicago where students have access to traditional lithographic limestones and is an exceptional studio to learn the lithography process. In this four-week course, students will learn how to translate their images to stones and print editions of lithographs. Through demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, students will learn how to use traditional and alternative drawing materials, etch their drawings, and use the printing press. Intermediate students can learn methods like aluminum or polymer plates, and color printing. Material list provided prior to first class.

  • Traditional Etching

    with Duffy O’Connor

    Thursdays, September 16 – November 18, 2021
    10 weeks, 6:30-9:30pm

    Cost: $350

     

     



    Description

    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.

  • Multi-level Screenprinting

    with Megan Sterling

    Tuesdays, September 21 – November 9, 2021
    8 weeks, 6:30-9:30pm

    Cost: $300

     

     



    Description

    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.

  • Poetry in Printmaking (ONLINE)

    with Matt Bodett

    Mondays, October 4 – 25, 2021
    4 weeks, 6-9pm
    Cost: $150

     

     


    Description

    Poetry and printmaking have a rich history. In this class we will explore that history as we workshop our own poems and learn the basics of monoprinting. Utilizing processes like collage, trace monotype, relief printing, and drawing, students will create their own unique prints of their poems. Students of any skill level are encouraged to take this class. We will cover very basic poetic forms and no prior experience with printmaking or poetry is necessary. Classes will be taught in weekly live Zoom meetings and will be supplemented with recorded demo videos. A materials list will be provided via email upon registration.

     

  • Relief Printmaking

    with Matt Bodett

    Sundays, October 24 – November 14 , 2021
    4 weeks, 4-7pm
    Cost: $190

     

     



    Description

    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 printing. Material list provided prior to first class.

  • Private Lessons

    Interested in learning something new? Have you been dreaming about a project all quarantine? Well, our private classes are back! 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 will be required to wear a mask at all times.

    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!

    Description

    The cost of a three-hour private lesson is $150. Email classes@chicagoprintmakers.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.

  • Semi-Private Lessons

    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. Due to the pandemic, we’ve implemented cleaning and social distancing protocols to ensure that our studio environment is safe for the community. Students will be required to wear a mask at all times.

    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!

    Description

    The cost of a three-hour semi-private lesson (with up to three people) is $100 per person. Email classes@chicagoprintmakers.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.

  • Small Group Classes

    Getting a small team of students together for a multi-week class is a great alternative to our pre-pandemic group classes. Organized upon request, these courses are a perfect fit for repeat students or individuals who are totally new to us but want to schedule something to get through the fall and winter months. We have a large database of students in every media that we can reach out to when we receive an inquiry to put something together. Students will be required to wear a mask at all times.

    Possible areas of study include: Etching, Photoetching, Lithography (stone, plate, and paper), Screenprinting, Relief (woodcut and linoleum), Bookmaking, Collograph, and Monoprint.

    Description

    The cost of a small group class will vary depending on the number of weeks and students (up to four). Email classes@chicagoprintmakers.com to learn more.

  • Work Sessions

    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.

    Description

    You may sign up for a three-hour ($40) or four-hour ($50) time slot. Work sessions are currently available on a limited, by appointment basis. Email classes@chicagoprintmakers.com to schedule.