Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Monday:  12noon – 10pm
Tue/Wed/Thu:  4pm – 10pm
Friday:  12noon – 10pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 5pm ( youth only )
Sunday:  5pm – 10pm ( all ages )

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

Beginning Screenprinting

Apr
16
6:00 pm
Jul
13
4:00 pm

In this class, 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.

$60 members only, all materials provided.

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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 Package

Jul
1
7:00 pm
Jul
3
7:00 pm
Jul
8
7:00 pm
Jul
10
7:00 pm
Jul
15
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.

Each class will be held on a Tuesday and Thursday evening in July

Day One, July 1, 7-9pm
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, July 3, 7-9
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, July 8, 7-9pm

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.
Adv. InDesign and eBooks

Day Four, July 10, 7-9
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, July 15, 7-9pm
Advanced InDesign e-books: Take your InDesign knowledge to the next level with this workshop. 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. We’ll also be introducing InDesign CS6′s powerful new e-book publishing tools, which make it possible to convert your print zine or book into the flexible ePub format easily and efficiently.
Some experience with InDesign required.

Cost:

$125 members and $175 nonmembers

Register here:

Copiers 101

Jul
17
6:00 pm

Learn the in-and-outs, ups-and-downs, and dos-and-don’ts of the IPRC’S new Digital Presses! Familiarize yourself with the correct way to send things to print! Make your color print perfectly! Learn how to get the most out of these two brand new independent-publishing resources. Save yourself irritation, head-shaking, time, and money!

You’ll learn how to:
correctly paginate a document
send a document to print via Word, Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
copy, staple, scan

this class pairs well with: a Bindery class, an InDesign or Photoshop class, and a nice dry Riesling

$15 members/$30 nonmembers

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Print Camp: July

Jul
19
11:00 am
Jul
20
11:00 am

Welcome to Print Camp! This is a weekend long intensive covering the beautiful print and binding methods we have here at the IPRC. You will come away from the weekend with a finished book that exemplifies the skills covered.

Day One: Letterpress (11am-5pm)

Day Two: Posterpress and Screenprinting (11am-6:00pm)

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
Expand your letterpress printing knowledge: the poster press allows you to print on larger format sheets of paper using uniquely designed components. Make broadsides and event posters and learn the fundamentals of this special, fast lock-up flat-bed press. We will get acquainted with IPRC’s printshop and make a group project to commemorate the day. After completion of this class, you will be able to use the poster press during open printshop hours

Beginning Screenprinting
In this class students will get to print a one-color design on paper they bring to class. Students must bring two copies on a transparency of their image. The image must be black and white only; no gray tone (half tone dots or cross hatching lines are fine but no washes) and sized as they would like it to print. If there is text, the image should be right-reading or positive-to-positive. We will discuss screens, coat screens, expose the transparencies on screens, wash them out, and print! Students will take home their prints. After taking the IPRC screen-print class, students will also have access to the IPRC screen-print studio during open studio hours.

Cost: $100 members / $150 nonmembers

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Certificate Program Info Session

Jul
24
6:00 pm

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The Certificate Program empowers a new generation of DIY writers and artists to thrive in the rapidly changing landscape of modern publishing. Participants choose between one of three tracks and spend two or three semesters creating and publishing their work.

With instruction from many of Portland’s finest writers, cartoonists and self-publishers, Certificate Program students will write, design, hand-craft and publish modest print runs of their own books, zines, comics and E-books.

Our low student-teacher ratio and individual advisor program guarantees personal attention and care. One of our main goals is to help each student develop their own independent style and craft. We strive to make our Certificate workshops student-centered, discussion-based and lively.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2014/2015 term in Poetry, Fiction/NonFiction and Comics/Graphic Novel and are hosting an info session for interested people. There will be some light refreshments available.

IPRC Comics Graduation and Reading

Aug ’13
8
7:00 pm
Jul
25
7:00 pm

 

 

Our 2013/2014 IPRC Comics Graduation will be held at the IPRC on July 25 at 8pm. There will be a reading and reception at the IPRC. Please join us in celebrating our newest graduating class.

Intro to Letterpress July 26

Apr
26
11:00 am
Jul
26
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 runs from 11am-5pm.

$70 members only

register here:

Song of Myself Marathon Reading

Jul
31
5:30 pm

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Join us on the rooftop of the IPRC for a marathon reading of Walt Whitman’s 1855 version of Song of Myself.

The exciting line up of readers includes Emily Kendal Frey, Amy Temple Harper, Cooper Lee Bombardier, A.M. O’Malley, Alisha Bruton, Justin Hocking, Hajara Quinn, Moe Bowstern, Zoe Tambling, James Gendron, First Lady of Portland Nancy Hales and many others! There will also be a special guest appearance by Tin House Book’s Whitman Illuminated illustrator Allen Crawford, he will be signing prints and books.

The reading is 2.5 hours long and people can come and go as they please.

This event is free and open to the public. It starts at 5:30pm (sharp!) and will end by 9pm.

Beer and wine will be available for a small donation this event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

Youth Class! Your Story: Pen to Print

Aug
4
1:00 pm
Aug
6
1:00 pm
Aug
11
1:00 pm
Aug
13
1:00 pm

PCC’s Community Ed Summer Teen Program offers a variety of dynamic and engaging educational experiences for students aged 12-17. Class sizes are small, and the focus is on having a good time while you immerse yourself in an intriguing subject.

Give your life stories literary structure by applying the craft elements of character, plot, setting and pacing. Learn DIY publishing skills: book-binding, layout and design. You’ll leave class with a ten copy print run of your own zine (a zine is a self-made publication.)

  • Instructor: A.M. O’Malley
  • Tuition: $65 + $15 Fee
  • Dates: Mon/Wed, 8/4-8/13
  • Times: 1-2:50pm

Register through PCC Community Education by calling 971-722-6606

Graphic Design Package

Aug
5
7:00 pm
Aug
7
7:00 pm
Aug
12
7:00 pm
Aug
14
7:00 pm
Aug
19
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.

Each class will be held on a Tuesday and Thursday evening in August

Day One, August 5, 7-9pm

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, August 7, 7-9

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, August 12, 7-9pm

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.

Day Four, August 14, 7-9

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, August 19, 7-9pm

Advanced InDesign e-books: Take your InDesign knowledge to the next level with this workshop. 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. We’ll also be introducing InDesign CS6′s powerful new e-book publishing tools, which make it possible to convert your print zine or book into the flexible ePub format easily and efficiently.
Some experience with InDesign required.

Cost:

$125 members and $175 nonmembers

 

Register here: