Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Mon - Fri:  12noon – 10pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 10pm


About Hours: If there is no one around by 9pm on weeknights, the volunteer staff is free to leave, so be sure to arrive by 9pm. There should be no problem getting in, as the front door is equipped with a buzzer system for post-business hours.

1001 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon
97202 USA

(503) 827-0249  |  info@iprc.org

Upcoming Calendar

Print Camp

Feb
28
11:00 am
Mar
1
10:00 am

b17030c1f1bfea0c835b8be038cd5844Welcome to Print Camp! This is a weekend long intensive covering the beautiful print and binding methods we have here at the IPRC.

Day One: Letterpress (11-5pm)

Day Two: Bindfast 5 (10-1pm) and Posterpress (2-5pm)

Class Descriptions:

Intro to Letterpress
Learn to set movable 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!

Posterpress
Learn the big type-setting poster press!

Bindfast 5:

Using the Bind-Fast 5, you can bind as many as 30 actual softcover books or zines per hour. Completion of this workshop authorizes IPRC members to use the Bind-Fast during supervised binding hours, so you can take your publishing projects to the next level.

 

To register for the February 28-March 1 Print Camp, click here:

Registration Policy Workshop Registration Info

+You may register for a workshop online at iprc.org, or in person at the IPRC.
+You may cancel your reservation within 7 days of a workshop for a full credit.
+If a workshop is canceled because of lack of enrollment, you’ll receive a 100% refund.
+Members receive first listed price in course descriptions.
+Youth (8-18) receive member-price for any non-youth workshops. Please contact with questions regarding age appropriateness.

Graphic Design Camp (February/March)

Jan
6
6:00 pm
Jan
8
6:00 pm
Jan
13
6:00 pm
Jan
15
6:00 pm
Feb
8
7:00 pm
Feb
15
7:00 pm
Feb
22
7:00 pm
Mar
1
7:00 pm
Mar
8
7:00 pm

iprc_blue_logoPlunge in to the world of layout and design with this value packed series of classes featuring Mac CS6 power! We are offering Beginning InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Advanced InDesign e-books and Websites 101.

All classes are held from 7-9pm in the upstairs classroom.

Day One,
Illustrator: Learn the basics of making a face for your projects! Illustrator is the best program to design covers for your books or records, posters and flyers for your event or project, the basic look of your web-page, or packaging for the things you make. Come to class to with a project in mind and learn how to utilize this program to help you make the most of your ideas.

Day Two,
Photoshop: Learn to touch up your photos or create an entirely new universe using Photoshop! Topics include: importing, moving, and reshaping images; overview of toolbar and functions; layers; vector masks; image effects; intro to ImageReady (Photoshops web design software.)

Day Three,
Beginning InDesign: Put down the glue sticks and scissors and learn to use Adobe InDesign, a powerful page layout and print design program that allows you to create and deliver printed documents or multi-page books that are both attractive and effective. This one-session workshop will get you rolling with InDesign. Improve your workflow with time- and sanity-saving techniques like multiple master pages, nested character and paragraph styles, advanced typesetting skills, pre-press, and more.
Adv. InDesign and eBooks

Day Four,
Websites 101: Learn how to build and promote an attractive portfolio website using free and inexpensive services that already exist on the web. This class will cover basic concepts such as html, CSS, blogging and e-commerce, plus provide tips on how to get people interested in visiting your new web home.

Day Five,
Final Overview: In this special class we’ll overview the interconnections between Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and designing for the Web. This wide-ranging and free-wheeling session will help you connect these powerful design tools together to truly level up your creative game. Come prepared with questions about anything and everything we’ve covered so far!

 

$125 members $175 nonmembers

Register here:

An Evening with Inara Verzemnieks and Jenny Boully

Mar
5
7:00 pm

imgres-2On Thursday, March 5th, Inara Verzemnieks and Jenny Boully will read nonfiction works. This event is co-sponsored by IPRC and Marylhurst Reading Series. The doors open at 7 pm for a reception, and the reading begins promptly at 7:30 pm.

Jenny Boully is the author of OF THE MISMATCHED TEACUPS, OF THE SINGLE-SERVING SPOON: A BOOK OF FAILURES (Coconut Books, 2012), NOT MERELY BECAUSE OF THE UNKNOWN THAT WAS STALKING TOWARDS THEM (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2011), The Book of Beginnings and Endings (Sarabande, 2007), [ONE LOVE AFFAIR]* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2006), THE BODY: AN ESSAY (Essay Press, 2007, and Slope Editions, 2002), and the chapbook Moveable Types (Noemi Press, 2007). Her work has been anthologized in The Next American Essay, The Best American Poetry, Language for a New Century, and Great American Prose Poems. Born in Thailand and reared in Texas, she teaches nonfiction and poetry at Columbia College Chicago.

Inara Verzemnieks’s writing has appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Tin House, The Atlantic, and Creative Nonfiction. She’s been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award. She currently lives and teaches in Corvallis as a visiting assistant professor in creative nonfiction with OSU’s MFA program. Her first book, a memoir, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.

Kids Class: Xerox Baby 

Mar
8
10:45 am

The Xerox Baby series is a zine-based story time program designed especially for parents and caregivers to enjoy along with infants and toddlers. Let your kiddo take you to the IPRC before open hours for a gathering full of stuff you can actually get into. Stephanie draws on the IPRC’s massive zine library and surrounding literary community to build a program full of self-published poetry, inspired children’s stories, nuggets of parenting zine lore, and even some interspersed song and dance to keep small bodies busy – the perfect way to spend a morning with your bub.

 

The story portion of the program is 30 minutes long, followed by a mini-zine project. Feel free to come at 10:45 for a bit of hanging out. Xerox Baby is especially designed for infants and children up to 3 years.

 

Sunday morning , March 8

Doors @10:45

Reading @11

$6-20, suggested donation

IPRC Open Collage Night

Dec ’14
10
6:00 pm
Jan
14
6:00 pm
Feb
11
6:00 pm
Mar
11
6:00 pm
Apr
8
6:00 pm

 

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Join us for our new monthly collage night, the 2nd Wednesday of the month, where all are welcome to come hang out, create, and share work with other enthusiasts of collage art. If you have always wanted to learn more about collage or perhaps used to collage and haven’t in a long time, here’s your chance to do so in a fun environment of people eager to create and explore this easy-to-learn and very DIY medium. The night will kick off with a short slide show of collage art from around the world designed to inspire you with ideas. And then the cutting and pasting will commence! This event was created by local collage artists Leslie Harper, A.M. O’Malley and Kevin Sampsell.

Some materials (scissors, paper cutters, glue stick, old magazines and books) will be provided, but please bring some of your own materials as well.

A donation to the IPRC is appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

downstairs from 6-8 PM

 

Picture Sentence Reading

Mar
13
7:00 pm

 

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A reading celebrating the 2nd and 3rd issues of the new literary & visual arts quarterly journal, Picture Sentence.

Second issue contributors: Bobby Elliott on Jacob Lawrence, poems by Lindsay Hill, Sam Lohmann, Ava Schaefer, Margaret Donsbach Tomlinson & Alfred Starr Hamilton with visual art by Pat Boas, Anna Fidler and Paula Portinga Booth

Third Issue: The entire issue is dedicated to the 33 My Day Books by Nate Orton, James Yeary and Chris Ashby.

Doors at 7pm

Free and open to the public

Intro to Letterpress

Feb
7
11:00 am
Feb
22
11:00 am
Mar
14
11:00 am
Mar
21
11:00 am
Mar
28
11:00 am
Apr
11
11:00 am
Apr
26
11:00 am

images-1Learn to set movable 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! This class is held downstairs and runs from 11am-5pm. Please note that each of these dates are stand alone, one-day classes.

 

To register for February 7th (Valentine’s themed) class click here:

To register for the February 22nd class, click here:

To register for the March 14th class, click here:

To register for the March 21st class, click here:

To register for the March 28th class, click here:

To register for the April 11th class, click here:

To register for the April 26th class, click here:

 

Registration Policy Workshop Registration Info

+You may register for a workshop online at iprc.org, or in person at the IPRC.
+You may cancel your reservation 7 days in advance of a workshop for a full credit. If you do not show up or give less than 7 days notice you do not get a refund.
+If a workshop is canceled because of lack of enrollment, you’ll receive a 100% refund.
+Members receive first listed price in course descriptions.
+Youth (8-18) receive member-price for any non-youth workshops. Please contact with questions regarding age appropriateness.

Comix Class for Kids 8-12 years old!

Feb
15
1:00 pm
Feb
22
1:00 pm
Mar
15
1:00 pm
Mar
22
1:00 pm
Mar
29
1:00 pm
Apr
12
1:00 pm
Apr
19
1:00 pm
Apr
26
1:00 pm

Comix Class is a space designed to help young people develop their creativity, imagination, and artistic skills through comics and cartooning. Students will learn the basics in drawing, character design, composition, storytelling, page layout, and publishing. They will also benefit from working amongst a classroom of peers. Each class begins with a simple lesson introducing new techniques & concepts. For the remainder of the class, kids will work on exercises or personal projects. Repeat students are welcomed and encouraged. Beginners are welcome!

Instructor: Ross Jackson is a professional cartoonist and graduate of the IPRC’s Comics Certificate Program. For more information about Mr. Jackson, please check out his work at http://hulloart.tumblr.comComixClassFlyerScholarships available (email a.m@iprc.org for more information)

$30 per class, or $60 for a 3 class package.

Pay at the door!

Graphic Design Camp (March/April)

Mar
15
7:00 pm
Mar
22
7:00 pm
Mar
29
7:00 pm
Apr
5
7:00 pm
Apr
12
7:00 pm

iprc_blue_logoPlunge in to the world of layout and design with this value packed series of classes featuring Mac CS6 power! We are offering Beginning InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Advanced InDesign e-books and Websites 101.

All classes are held from 7-9pm in the upstairs classroom.

Day One,
Illustrator: Learn the basics of making a face for your projects! Illustrator is the best program to design covers for your books or records, posters and flyers for your event or project, the basic look of your web-page, or packaging for the things you make. Come to class to with a project in mind and learn how to utilize this program to help you make the most of your ideas.

Day Two,
Photoshop: Learn to touch up your photos or create an entirely new universe using Photoshop! Topics include: importing, moving, and reshaping images; overview of toolbar and functions; layers; vector masks; image effects; intro to ImageReady (Photoshops web design software.)

Day Three,
Beginning InDesign: Put down the glue sticks and scissors and learn to use Adobe InDesign, a powerful page layout and print design program that allows you to create and deliver printed documents or multi-page books that are both attractive and effective. This one-session workshop will get you rolling with InDesign. Improve your workflow with time- and sanity-saving techniques like multiple master pages, nested character and paragraph styles, advanced typesetting skills, pre-press, and more.
Adv. InDesign and eBooks

Day Four,
Websites 101: Learn how to build and promote an attractive portfolio website using free and inexpensive services that already exist on the web. This class will cover basic concepts such as html, CSS, blogging and e-commerce, plus provide tips on how to get people interested in visiting your new web home.

Day Five,
Final Overview: In this special class we’ll overview the interconnections between Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and designing for the Web. This wide-ranging and free-wheeling session will help you connect these powerful design tools together to truly level up your creative game. Come prepared with questions about anything and everything we’ve covered so far!

 

$125 members $175 nonmembers

Register here:

 

Caren Beilin, Jessica Alexander, Rachel Levy and Adam Peterson reading!

Mar
15
7:00 pm

To celebrate the recent publication of her award-winning novel The University of Pennsylvania, Caren Beilin will be reading at the IPRC on Sunday, March 15th at 7 PM! Doors will open at 6:30 and the reading should last for an hour. Other readers will include Jessica Alexander, Rachel Levy and PDX’s own Adam Peterson.

Over at Bookslut read a recent interview with Caren here and find bios for each reader below—hope to see you on March 15th at 7:00!

Caren Beilin’s novel, The University of Pennsylvania, came out this past November with Noemi Press. Her fiction chapbook, Americans, Guests, or Us, is available from DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, teaching and writing, and is from Philadelphia.

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Jessica Alexander teaches and studies at the University of Utah.  Her fiction has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fence, DIAGRAM, and Pank, among other places.  She is currently a fiction editor for Quarterly West.

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Rachel Levy’s fiction has been published in journals such as Fence, Gigantic, and Similar:Peaks::. Her first novel, I Shut Myself Up, is forthcoming from Caketrain. She lives in Salt Lake City where she is a PhD student at the University of Utah and an administrative fellow for the Fiction Collective Two. Along with Lily Duffy, she edits DREGINALD.

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Adam Peterson is the author of The Flasher, My Untimely Death, and, with Laura Eve Engel, the co-author of [SPOILER ALERT]. His short fiction can be found in The Kenyon Review, Indiana Review, The Normal School, The Southern Review, and elsewhere.

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