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

:::CANCELED:::Whimsical Walk-cycles: An Animation Workshop

Apr
25
10:00 am

This class has been canceled due to lack of enrollment. Thank you.

 

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Walk-cycles are a short, basic animation, where-in through a series of frames, a character is seen walking in profile.  In this workshop, we will discuss basic animation principles, before looking at a wide variety of animation examples, including examples from Prince Achmed, a 1926 German film, and the soviet series “Vinni Pukh” (an adaptation of Winnie-the-pooh by A. A. Milne).  Afterwards, we will do some collaborative drawing exercises to help come up with our own characters. We will spend the majority of the time working with our characters, using references to draw frames in which they complete a walk-cycle.

At the end of the workshop we will work together and make these drawings into animated gifs using Photoshop and iPhone apps.
This is a 3 hour class, taught by Liz Yerby
$20 for members$40 for nonmembersRegister here:

 

 

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
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!

Poetry and Broadsides

Apr
26
6:00 pm
Apr
27
6:00 pm

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From the collaborative games and experiments of the French Surrealists to what Denise Duhamel has called the emergence of a third voice of her collaborations with Maureen Seaton, working together on art as a cohort of meaning makers has a long and rich tradition.

In this 2-part workshop, we’ll read examples of collaborative poetry, explore our collective voice through word play and language gymnastics, and polish our poems focusing on the primacy of image and compressed line. Finally, during Day 2 of our workshop, we will make letterpress broadsides of our poems.

 

Taught by Carl Adamschick (writing) and Ben Charbonneau (broadsides)

Carl Adamshick received the 2010 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets judged by Marvin Bell. His book, Curses and Wishes, is published by Louisiana State University Press. His poems and essays have appeared in Narrative, American Poetry Review, Tin House, The Harvard Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon

Cost:

$40 members/$65 nonmembers

register here:

 

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.

Bindfast 5!

Dec ’14
18
6:00 pm
Jan
12
6:00 pm
Feb
25
6:00 pm
Mar
25
6:00 pm
Apr
29
6:00 pm

 

 

Make your chapbook, zine or notebook quickly and easily with our soft-cover book-binding class! 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 February 25th class here:

Register for the March 25th class here:

Register for the April 29th class here:

Zines 101: Cut & Paste

Aug ’14
24
2:00 pm
Apr
30
6:00 pm

zines 101Join us in a night of making simple zines! Come prepared with information you want to spread. Maybe you want to make a giant collage, or write out reasons your best friend is wonderful, or list tips on getting through a gloomy day, or draw all of your favorite animal friends. We will do some brainstorming, and then see a short demo. Then we will spend the majority of our time making an eight page quarter sized zine.

Facilitated by artist and zinester Liz Yerby She can be found elsewhere on the internet on etsytumblr, and instagram.

$10 for members

$20 for nonmembers

 

register here:

 

 

 

Sumi Ink Club

May
1
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

Intro to Letterpress

May
2
11:00 am

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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.

 

Register here:

Writing As Witness

May
2
1:00 pm

 

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What is the writer’s, teacher’s, or citizen’s role in bearing witness? How do we observe, record, and interpret events from the everyday to the unspeakable?

In this workshop, we’ll explore a continuum of creative nonfiction including literary journalism, essay, and memoir. We’ll write from our own observations of cultural life, exploring ethical issues as well as style, voice, and literary form.

 

This class will be facilitated by A.M. O’Malley , Ms. O’Malley has recently been published in The Newer York, Unshod Quills, The Nervous Breakdown, Jerkpoet, Poor Claudia, Phenome, UnShod Quills, The Burnside Review and The Portland Review.  Ms. O’Malley’s first full length book of hybrid poem-memoir What to Expect When You’re Expecting Something Else will be published on University of Hell Press in 2015. She is a Literary Arts Writers in the Schools teaching artist, a Young Audiences Teaching Artist Studio graduate, a Regional Arts and Culture Council grant recipient and winner of the 2014 Skidmore Prize. In 2012, Ms. O’Malley started a writing and publishing program at the Columbia River Correctional Institution and goes there every Tuesday night to teach writing to incarcerated men. She also teaches writing, collage art and self-publishing at Portland Community College and helps run a monthly collage night with the collage artist and writer Kevin Sampsell. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon where she is the Program Director at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.

 

$5-10 sliding scale

 

register here:

This class is sponsored in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council

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