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

Thanksgiving Closure

Nov
26
Nov
27
Nov
28
Nov
29
Nov
30

thanksgiving

We will be closed November 26-November 30th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Gobble gobble!

(Re)Writing the Future: Social Justice and Science Fiction

Dec
5
7:00 pm

10710347_10152912322303489_163865307475496552_o

From Octavia Butler to Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction pushes us to rethink society.

The IPRC hosts a conversation on social justice and science fiction with Walidah Imarishai (writer, poet, and co-editor of upcoming anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements) and Grace DIllon (Portland State University professor of Indigenous Nations Studies and editor of Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction), moderated by Bitch Media Online Editor Sarah Mirk.

The conversation will be followed by a hands-on writing exercise. Everyone who attends will also get the chance to make a free screenprint.

Drinks and snacks provided. You bring the bright ideas.

This event is free and all-ages.

Beginning InDesign

Dec
7
6:00 pm

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.

$30 Members $45 Nonmembers

register 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.

 

Class is held upstairs from 6-8 PM

IPRC Open Collage Night

Dec
10
6:00 pm
Jan ’15
14
6:00 pm

 

1465288_10202090775688026_1616726422_n-600x600

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.

 

Workshop will be held downstairs from 6-8 PM

 

Real Tall Tales: Nerburn’s In The Shadow of Paul Bunyan, Koszulinski’s Frontier Journals and special appearance by Vanessa Renwick

Dec
12
7:00 pm

Paul Bunyan still

“In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan is a counter-history of the midwest’s favorite lumberjack constructed from a wide assemblage of archival materials, including forgotten cartoons, decaying educational films, rotting theatre snipes, abandoned home movies, obscure historical documents, rarely seen film from the 1939 Bemidji Winter Carnival and original 16mm footage. In The Shadow of Paul Bunyan tells the story of how the famous lumberjack and his big blue ox became the de-facto protagonists in Minnesota’s creation story. At the same time, it spans the unresolved histories of conquest and conflict that exist in Paul Bunyan’s shadow. This is the hidden part of Paul Bunyan – the stories of the labor strife and indigenous displacement that are hidden within the reassuring myth of the jolly logger. Filmmaker Nik Nerburn criss-crosses both real and imagined the landscapes of this folkloric fugitive, from their humble origins as a joke bandied around lumbercamps and their lives as enduring advertising icons all the way to their mythic roadside entombment in fiberglass. In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan is a deeply personal expedition into the hidden corners of the land we call Minnesota.” TRT 38:06. An excerpt can be watched here! https://vimeo.com/110941500

With accompanying PAUL BUNYAN ZINE and other EPHEMERA for sale!

Also screening are two of Georg Koszulinski’s Frontier Journals, personal essay videos that explore conceptions of the frontier.

“Frontier Journals 1, Mythologies of the Conquerors (2013), considers animatronic
“Indians” in South Dakota, performances of displaced ancient traditions as
reimagined through colonialist fantasies of indigeneity, and mass pilgrimages to
sacred sights of power and spectacle as tourists flock to Mount Rushmore. TRT 7:00.”

“Frontier Journal 3, Aztec Baldwin Collage (2014), encounters the found footage filmmaker, Craig
Baldwin—an influential media-collage artist who repurposes found images to
challenge the dominant representations of indigenous peoples. TRT 9:00.”

With filmmakers IN PERSON!

About the filmmakers: Nik Nerburn is a research-based storyteller, experimental historian, filmmaker and zine maker who graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA. His work often involves essayistic interventions in archival materials to explore regional histories, focusing on stories that stand at the intersection of power, memory, nostalgia and place.

Georg Koszulinski is an award-winning filmmaker and educator who has directed over twenty-five films, ranging from documentary and narrative features to avant-garde films and videos. The documentary, Cracker Crazy (2007), explores the history of slavery and exploitation in Florida from first European contact to the present day. The film earned numerous festival awards and was nominated for a Notable Video of the Year by the American Library Association. Immokalee U.S.A. (2008) documents the experiences of migrant farm laborers working in the U.S.A. and was widely programmed at film festivals and universities. The Documentary Channel acquired both films in 2009.

Intro to Letterpress

Dec
13
11:00 am
Dec
20
11:00 am
Jan ’15
24
11:00 am

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

$70 members only

Register for the December 13th class here:

Register for the December 20th class here:

Register for the January 24th class here:

Beasts of Notation Event

Dec
13
7:00 pm

flyer_2_x

 

On 12.13.14, join us at the IPRC for Beasts of Notation—a multi-media, interdisciplinary, and interactive event, that asks the public to participate through movement, generative poetry, and booklet making. Common themes that artists keyon gaskin, sidony o’neal, alex riedlinger, and sharita towne are working to unpack and expose in their respective practices will be explored in a community setting—translation, border identities, liminality, permission, opacity and command with respect to movement and code(d) bodies and texts.

Illustrator

Dec
14
6:00 pm

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.

Cost
Members $30
Nonmembers $45

Taught by Francois Vigneault

 

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.

Classes are held upstairs from 6-8 PM

 

Screenprint Package: Beginning and Multiple Color Registration

Dec
15
6:00 pm
Dec
16
6:00 pm

Day One: students will learn the basics of screenprinting; tools and materials will be covered, as well as techniques ranging from pre-press, exposing an emulsion-coated screen, all the way through screen reclamation. Students will be able to print a one-color design of their choice, and should come to class with a black and white image (no gray washes) smaller than 8.5″ by 11″. After taking the IPRC screenprint class, students will have access to the IPRC screenprint studio during open studio hours.

Day Two: Looking to take your screenprinting beyond just one color? The advanced screenprinting class will cover the techniques necessary to produced a well-registered, multiple-color screenprint, starting with computer pre-press. Students will also learn advanced printing skills, such as the use of split-fountains, and working with ink transparency to further expand their screenprinting abilities.

$100 members
$200 nonmembers

Classes are held downstairs from 6-9 PM

Register here:

Bindfast 5!

Dec
18
6:00 pm
Jan ’15
12
6:00 pm

The Bind-Fast 5 is the IPRC’s exciting new bookbinding machine. Using the Bind-Fast 5, you can bind as many as 30 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. This class runs from 6-8pm.Please note that this is a one-day class. The two dates are not a package class.

$50 members only

Classes are held downstairs from 6-8 PM.

Register for the December 18th class here:

Register for the January 12th class here:

Join Our Email List