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

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:

LOCATION CHANGE! Spare Room presents a reading by poets Betsy Andrews, Lindsay Ruoff and Robert Duncan Gray

Dec
20
7:00 pm
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PLEASE NOTE: This event has been moved to Ford, Food and Drink! Click HERE for more details.
Saturday, December 20th, 7:00 pm
$5 suggested donation
Betsy Andrews (New York) will read from The Bottom (42 Miles Press, 2014), winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize.
Lindsay Allison Ruoff (Portland, Oregon) will read from her work, which can be seen at laruoff.tumblr.com.
Robert Duncan Gray (Portland, Oregon) will read from his work, which can be seen at www.sillyrobchildish.com

HOLIDAY CLOSURE

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26
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27
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30
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31
Jan ’15
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We will be closed to the public December 23-Jan 2.

 

See you in 2015!

Graphic Design Camp

Jan ’15
6
6:00 pm
Jan ’15
8
6:00 pm
Jan ’15
13
6:00 pm
Jan ’15
15
6:00 pm
Jan ’15
18
6:00 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 evenings in January
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!

 

All classes are from 6-8 PM in the upstairs classroom.

$125 members $175 nonmembers

Register here:

le Cagibi Screenprinting Collective Workshop and Film screening

Jan ’15
7
6:00 pm

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On January 7th the IPRC will welcome French artist/publisher Antoine Duthoit of le Cagibi in Lille, Francefor a screenprinting workshop followed by a short talk and screening of a documentary made about the French collective, 6-9pm.

$10 at the door

Two Plum Press Book Release Party featuring Michelle Overby

Jan ’15
9
7:00 pm

Reading and reception for the latest Two Plum release: I Stayed Up Listening.

Michelle Overby was born and raised in eastern Washington state. She moved to Portland, Oregon 13 years ago and studied Linguistics and Creative Writing at Portland State University. She has worked in many a bar and restaurant and is a wife and mother to two girls. Michelle keeps a daily poetry blog, The Rose and Apple. I Stayed Up Listening is her debut book, a collection of poems written from February 2011-November 2014.

Light refreshments will be available.

7pm, all are welcome

Print Camp!

Jan ’15
10
11:00 am
Jan ’15
11
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.

Day One: Letterpress

Day Two: Posterpress and Screenprinting

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 Screenprint:
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.

$100  members, $150 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.

 

Classes are from 11 AM-6 PM in the downstairs classroom.

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:

IPRC Open Collage Night

Dec
10
6:00 pm
Jan ’15
14
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.

 

Workshop will be held downstairs from 6-8 PM

 

Portland Correspondence Co-op

Jan ’15
20
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.

 

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.

 

6-8pm, January 20th