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

Reading with Josh Gaines and Stevie Edwards

Mar
27
7:00 pm

 

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Touring poet Stevie Edwards and local poets Ross Robbins, Cassie Von Alst and Josh Gaines will be reading for your pleasure.

 

Stevie Edwards currently is a Lecturer in the English Department at Cornell University, where she recently completed her MFA in creative writing. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Good Grief , was released by Write Bloody in 2012 and was subsequently awarded the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Prize for Poetry and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award. She is the Editor-in Chief  of MUZZLE Magazine and Assistant Editor in Book Development at YesYes Books. Her poetry has appeared in Verse DailyRattleIndiana ReviewDevil’s LakeSalt HillBODY, Vinyl, and Aim for the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry.
Josh Gaines is a former military officer Folger’s drinker turned cheerful poet and publisher. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Poems he vaguely remembers writing have appeared in numerous journals, and anthologized by Village Books Press, and Mongrel Empire Press. His short fiction has been featured in Ginger Piglet, and Dark Mountain of London. Josh’s own poetry collections, Cigarette Sonatas, and the limited run of Little Bones, were published through Thoughtcrime Press. He currently lives in Portland and roasts his own coffee.

Ross Robbins is a shameless harlot. His book, Mental Hospital: A Memoir, comes out on YesYes Books later this year. Visit him in Portland.

Cassie Von Alst is a writer, biker, and barista in Portland. She co-organizes the spoken word group NoPoSpoWo (whose twice-a-month open mics are pretty much worth checking out) and frequents a host of other writing/slam/storytelling events about town. Her work can be found in no-line notebooks, piles of scraps, and scribbled into the margins of free pamphlets.

 

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:

 

PROJECTION presents: The Pixar Story

Apr
1
10:00 am

11024212_10153213468643489_5928490395317664377_nPROJECTION is a morning film series by The Independent Publishing Resource Center. PROJECTION is a project to stimulate youth community and conversation around art and social issues by sharing important documentary films on creative voice, publishing, and DIY culture, with young people who are learning outside of school.

Ages 12-18
Youth Only

Suggested Donation $6-$20
All donations benefit IPRC Youth Programing.
No youth (age 12-18) will be turned away.

 

 

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About The Pixar Story:
“A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios – from the success of “Toy Story” and Pixar’s promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company’s relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The contributions of John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs are profiled. The decline of two-dimensional animation is chronicled as three-dimensional animation rises. Hard work and creativity seem to share the screen in equal proportions.”

IPRC Show & Tell

Oct ’14
24
7:00 pm
Feb
13
7:00 pm
Apr
3
7:00 pm

show&tell2flyerJoin us for an evening of readings from our 2015 Certificate Program students. Poets, Fiction and Nonfiction writers and cartoonists will be showing off their work.

7pm!

Free and open to the public.

Homeschool Button Club

Apr
7
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.

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

 

Sister Spit at the IPRC

Apr
11
6:00 pm

MICASIGOURNEY

Sister Spit, the legendary queer-feminist literary roadshow returns to Portland for one night at the IPRC, with live performance touching on race, gender, body politics, sex, glamour, violence, forgiveness and heroine-worship.

Featuring body positivity activist Virgie Tovar, creator of #losehatenotweight and editor of the anthology Hot and Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion; poet and artist Myriam Gurba, author of Sweatsuits of the Damned and Wish You Were Me; international avant-drag performance artist Mica Sigourney, creator of San Francisco’s club SOME THING and founding member of the the collaboration Nicole Kidman is Fucking Gorgeous; a Sister Spit Books showcase with video from acclaimed Man Alive author Thomas McBee and the debut of Lil’ Sister Spit’s kids’ book Rad American Women A-Z with cut paper art by Miriam Klein Stahl and text by Kate Schatz. Plus, a reading from Portland’s Cooper Lee Bombardier and other local guests!

$10-15 sliding scale, pay at the door.

Door open at 6pm, show at 7pm.

Comix Class!

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
Jun
14
1:00 pm
Jun
21
1:00 pm
Jun
28
1:00 pm

ComixClassFlyer

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.comScholarships available (email a.m@iprc.org for more information)

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

Pay at the door!

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