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

Homeschool Button Club

Apr
7
10:00 am
Apr
14
10:00 am
Apr
21
10:00 am
Apr
28
10:00 am
May
5
10:00 am
May
12
10:00 am
May
19
10:00 am
May
26
10:00 am
Jun
2
10:00 am

Young people who are learning outside of school are welcome to share our space on Tuesdays for some 1″ pinback button magic! Learn how to use our machine, gain access to the materials, and explore all that can be done with these tiny handmade badges. Lots of scraps to play with!11043309_10153213932163489_4139901669133178492_o
Tuesdays 10am-12pm
Ages 8-18: Youth Only
$5-$20 suggested donation to cover material costs and support youth programming
No youths (ages 8-18) will be turned away.

Intro to Letterpress

May
30
11:00 am

imagesLearn 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.

Register here:

 

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
May
17
1:00 pm
May
24
1:00 pm
May
31
1:00 pm

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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.comScholarships 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 (June)

Jun
1
7:00 pm
Jun
4
7:00 pm
Jun
5
7:00 pm
Jun
7
7:00 pm

Plunge 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.graphic design

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,

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!

 

$150 members $225 nonmembers

Register here:

Sumi Ink Club

May
1
6:00 pm
Jun
5
6:00 pm

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Sumi Ink Club is a participatory drawing project established in 2005 by Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. The club produces work cooperatively in open-to-the-public meetings, which can be organized by anyone at any time. In each of its permutations, Sumi Ink Club uses group drawing as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life. Sumi Ink Club is non-hierarchical: all ages, all humans, all styles.

 

6-8pm

IPRC Open Collage Night

May
13
6:00 pm
Jun
10
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.

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The Cold: Book Release Party

Jun
12
7:00 pm
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A release party for Kit Schluter’s translation of The Cold by Jaime Saenz
Readings by Jen Coleman, Lindsay Allison Ruoff, Kit Schluter
About The Cold:
Jaime Saenz was born a Scorpio in 1921 in La Paz, Bolivia, the city where he was to spend his days until his passing in 1986. Poète maudit in letters and life, Saenz was rumored to have stolen a limb from a corpse at the university morgue, and to have brought a panther home to his wife on their wedding day. He lived nocturnally, excoriating the false divisions of body and language, debauchery and exaltation, and life and death in his many novels, plays, and poems. It was around his now notorious, magical Krupp Workshops that a whole generation of young La Pazian poets burgeoned, and his body of work was the first Bolivian, and among the first Latin American, to openly explore the bisexual experience. Kit Schluter’s translation of The Cold, presented here bilingually and introduced by Forrest Gander, brings this long-awaited poem from 1967 into English for the first time, and is followed by the translator’s reflections on translation, cheating death with language, and Jaime Saenz himself.

Intro to Letterpress

Jun
13
11:00 am

imagesLearn 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.

Register here:

 

Octavia’s Brood: Portland Release

Jun
15
7:00 pm

 

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Come celebrate the release of the new anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements!

Featuring readings by:
Co-editor Walidah Imarisha
Contributor Gabriel Teodros
Contributor David F. Walker
Audio recording of Mumia Abu Jamal reading his essay
and more!

IPRC
1001 SE Division
7 – 9 pm

Supported by Independent Publishing Resource Center, Bitch Media, Black Rose Books, Institute for Anarchist Studies

Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism, we are engaging in an exercise of speculative fiction. Organizers and activists struggle tirelessly to create and envision another world, or many other worlds, just as science fiction does… so what better venue for organizers to explore their work than through writing original science fiction stories? Co-editors Adrienne Maree Brown and Walidah Imarisha offer us Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, as a way to uncover the truths buried in the fantastical – and to inject a healthy dose of the fantastical into our search for truth.

Portland Correspondence Co-op

Jan
20
6:00 pm
Feb
17
6:00 pm
Mar
17
6:00 pm
Apr
21
6:00 pm
May
19
6:00 pm
Jun
16
6:00 pm

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PDXCC is a monthly gathering where participants make and share analog correspondence in the great mail art tradition of Ray Johnson and Anna Banana: art and conversation through the mail. This uniquely democratic, DIY art form incorporates writing, drawing, collage, rubber stamps, faux postage, decorative tape, typewriters – anything goes, as long as it goes through the mail. Hang out, skill share and send the glorious results through the mail. Monthly events hosted by the Portland chapter of the Correspondence Co-op and Niko Courtelis.

 

Basic materials will be on hand (scissors, glue sticks, envelopes\’85), but you’re encouraged to bring whatever materials fuel your creative spirit.

Free and open to the public, every third Tuesday of the month: 

6-8pm, March 17th

6-8pm, April 21st

6-8pm, May 19th

6-8pm, June 16th

 

 

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