Learn to set moveable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this one day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing!
Cost: $55 members only
Making a book, zine, or journal that has 30+ pages? Looking to try something different than staples and heavy folded binding? Then “do it yourself” perfect binding I just the workshop you need. You’
ll learn fast and simple solutions for folding, stacking, stitching and binding that use inexpensive materials and leave you with a clean flat spine that can hold text. Your covers will lie lat, and a spine on the shelf says something.
Cost: $25 members/ $45 nonmembers
Join Xtra Tuff’s Moe Bowstern to discuss the joys and pitfalls of steering the ship of a collaborative zine. Editing, calling for submissions, layout and overall cohesiveness will be addressed.
Cost: $15 members/ $25 nonmembers
We are pleased to welcome legendary comic artist Dame Darcy (creator of Meat cake) as a new instructor at the IPRC. In this class students will learn how to develop characters, refine their drawing style, layout a template for their comic book, and choose their publishing format (e.g. online publishing, printed or Xeroxed) Students will also learn how to independently distribute and get on-line sales.
Cost: $25 members / $45 nonmembers
This class serves as an introductory survey of the history, techniques and practical yet dynamic aesthetic of screen printing. We’ll pay particular attention to creating our own screens and printing. Let’
s explore the empowering (and accessible) world of screen print.
Materials Fee: $8
Linoleum block printing is easy and fun! Come learn the basics by designing, carving, and printing your own cards (just in time for Mother’s Day)! Bring any special paper you want and some design ideas you might like to use.
In this Workshop, parents and kids make comics together while learning about comics techniques (character design, expression, exaggeration, etc.) Short exercises will keep you entertained and before you know it you’ll have a fun comic for everyone to read.
Marc Moscato presents a slide lecture on working from both the margins of radical Do It Yourself (DIY) culture and from within city policy in affecting community change. Covering his involvement in anti-globalization organizing, directing a DIY center and working for Portland’s premier arts and cultural institutions, he will also speak about how place and social history continues to inform his work.
Marc Moscato (http://marcmoscato.com) is an artist, curator and activist living in Portland, OR. He has more than 10 years experience working in marketing and communications, and has worked for Museum of Contemporary Craft, City Club of Portland, Microcosm Publishing, Peripheral Produce and Squeaky Wheel, in addition to directing DIY arts center, My House in Eugene, OR, 2001-2003.