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. Monthly events hosted by the Portland chapter of the Correspondence Co-op and Niko Courtelis.
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, every third Tuesday of the month:
6-8pm, March 17th
6-8pm, April 21st
6-8pm, May 19th
6-8pm, June 16th
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.
Looking to take your screenprinting beyond just one color? The advanced screenprinting class will cover the techniques necessary to produced a well-registered, multiple-color screenprint, starting with computer pre-press. Students will also learn advanced printing skills, such as the use of split-fountains, and working with ink transparency to further expand their screen printing abilities
$100 for members
$200 for nonmembers