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. This is a 3 hour class.
Cost: $45/ Members Only
Without characters, there is no story. But what makes a character memorable? How do we create complex, believable, and unique characters? What do characters have to do with conflict? How do we figure out what makes our characters tick? In this one day-intensive, we’ll examine character development through writing exercises, discussion of craft, and close readings of published work. You’ll have the opportunity to develop the characters you’re already working with, as well as imagine and generate new characters. This class will inspire and challenge you to breathe life into your characters. Open to all levels, useful for both fiction and nonfiction. This class goes from 1-3pm.
$20 members $40 nonmembers
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. This class runs from 7-9pm.
$30 members / $45 nonmembers
The Bind-Fast 5 is the IPRC’s exciting 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.
$50 members only
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.
Please join us in celebrating the release of two new poetry
collections: ETRURIA by Rodney Koeneke (Wave Books) and SORROW ARROW
(Octopus Books) by Emily Kendal Frey
RODNEY KOENEKE is author of the poetry collections Etruria
(forthcoming from Wave Books April 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX,
2006), andRouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003), winner of the
Transcontinental Poetry Award, along with several chapbooks. He’s also
published a historical monograph, Empires of the Mind: I.A. Richards
and Basic English in China, 1929-1979 (Stanford University Press,
2004). An early member of the Flarf Collective, he was involved with
Poets Theater and Neo-Benshi events in the San Francisco Bay Area
until 2006, when he moved to Portland, Oregon where he currently
lives, writes, and teaches British and World History at Portland State
EMILY KENDAL FREY is the author of the full-length poetry collection
The Grief Performance (Cleveland State University Poetry Center,
2011); the chapbooksFrances (Poor Claudia, 2010), The New Planet
(Mindmade Books, 2010), and Airport (Blue Hour, 2009); as well as
three chapbook collaborations. Frey’s The Grief Performance was
selected for the Cleveland State Poetry Center’s 2010 First Book Prize
by Rae Armantrout. She also won the Poetry Society of America’s 2012
Norma Farber First Book Award.
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
Cartooning Class for Kids and Youth
Instructor Alex Chiu
Sundays | April 6, 13, & 27 | May 4, 18, & 25 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM
$45 per month (3 classes) or $20 per class
(Registration will be held at the beginning of each month. It can be done online or at the IPRC during the first class of the month.)
Cartooning Class is a space designed to help kids and young teens 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: Alex Chiu is a professional cartoonist, illustrator, and educator. For more information about Mr. Chiu, please check out his work at http://alexdoodles.com
Join other creative enthusiasts and learn how to design, layout, and print your project from the computer. Adobe InDesign allows users to put together text, images, and other designs on the page quickly and efficiently. This class runs from 7-9pm.
$30 members/$45 nonmembers
April is Portland photo month! The IPRC and Pine Island Press will be celebrating by hosting a photo zinester meet up, April 27th 7-9pm. Come mingle, share your zines, exchange printing
Join us as we bring back First Friday art at the IPRC. We will have a fantastic show featuring IPRC artists such as John Isaacson, Caitlin Harris, Chloe Fields and Fiona Avocado. All of the art will be screen printed or letterpressed. Libations will be offered and fun will be had. This event is free and open to the public.