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

Happy Halloween Open House

Oct
31

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The IPRC is dying to see your spooky Halloween costumes, so stop on by. Kids of all ages are welcome to our zine-making, treat eating Halloween open hours. There will be plenty of candy for attendees under 18 so no tricks needed for these treats!

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
Oct
5
7:00 pm
Oct
12
7:00 pm
Oct
19
7:00 pm
Oct
26
7:00 pm
Nov
2
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 Sunday evening in October and November
Day One, October 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, October 12, 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, October 19, 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, October 26, 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, November 2, 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.

Taught by Francois Vigneault and Andrew Farris

Cost:

$125 members and $175 nonmembers

 

Register here:

 

Lidia Yuknavitch, Lance Olsen and Trevor Dodge Reading

Nov
7
7:00 pm

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Lidia Yuknavitch, Lance Olsen, and Trevor Dodge will hold center carpet at IPRC to read from their new and recently-published work. Yuknavitch is the author of a novel, Dora: A Headcase, a memoir, The Chronology of Water, three collections of short fiction, and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories of Violence. Olsen is author of more than 20 books of and about innovative writing, whose publications just this year include the novel Theories of Forgetting, the fiction collection How to Unfeel the Dead, and the critifictional trash-diary [[there]], composed during Olsen’s five-month stay at the American Academy in Berlin. Dodge is author of a novella, Yellow #10, and two collections of flash fictions, The Laws of Average and Everyone I Know Lives on Roads.

This event is free and open to the public

Intro to Letterpress

Nov
8
11:00 am



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Learn to set moveable 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!

Taught by Chloe Fields

Cost: $70 Members only

11-5pm

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.

SWITCH PDX Reading

Nov
9
6:30 pm

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The Switch presents poets Chris Ashby, Jamalieh Haley, and Mark Wallace

Doors open at 6:30, reading at 7pm sharp!

More info HERE

 

Beginning InDesign

Sep
8
7:00 pm
Nov
9
7:00 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.

7-9pm

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

Register Here:

IPRC Open Collage Night

Aug
7
6:00 pm
Sep
10
6:00 pm
Oct
8
6:00 pm
Nov
12
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

Cristin O’Keefe Apotowiz Reading at the IPRC

Nov
14
7:00 pm

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Cristin O’Keefe Apotowiz is coming to the Northwest with a new book and wanted to add some shows. She has a couple books of poetry out on Write Bloody but just published a non-fiction on Gotham Books called Dr. Mutter’s Marvels, about the rise of modern medicine in the 19th Century.

More details to be announced soon.

WeMake Workshop

Nov
15
10:30 am

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WeMake and the IPRC are joining forces to bring you a workshop with illustrator, educator and zine maker Kate Bingaman-Burt. In this workshop participants will learn about small press publications and make their own! We’ll explore the materials, supplies, formats, and production techniques that are commonly used to make zines. We’ll look at a wide array of examples, and then we’ll transform our work space into a zine factory!

The workshop will begin with a talk about the history of zines and a discussion about their overlap with other independent publications such as artist books, blogs, pamphlets, and fan ephemera. We’ll split into zine-making groups with each group selecting from a menu of topics. Participants will also have the option to make something on their own in addition to the group work if they wish. We will have breakout sessions focusing on content as well as production and execution. Every participant will come away from this workshop with new publications they have made as well as the knowledge and tools to make more!

Date: Saturday, November 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: $20, which includes supplies

register here:

Illustrator

Sep
9
7:00 pm
Nov
16
7:00 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.

7-9pm
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.

register here: