Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Monday:  12noon – 10pm
Tue/Wed/Thu:  4pm – 10pm
Friday:  12noon – 10pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 5pm ( youth only )
Sunday:  5pm – 10pm ( all ages )

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

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

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 Tuesday and Thursday evening in August

Day One, August 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, August 7, 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, August 12, 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.

Day Four, August 14, 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, August 19, 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.

Cost:

$125 members and $175 nonmembers

 

Register here:

 

IPRC Open Collage Night

Aug
7
6:00 pm

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Join us for our new monthly collage night, 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 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

Calling Dr. Laura and Pregnant Butch Reading

Aug
8
7:00 pm

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Join us for a night with A.K. Summers (author of Pregnant Butch) and Nicole Georges (author of the comic zine Invincible Summer), as the two acclaimed graphic artists read from their latest hilarious and poignant comic books.

A.K. Summers began working on Pregnant Butch, a graphic memoir chronicling a neurotic bulldagger’s unique perspective on pregnancy, after the birth of her son in 2005. A longtime artist, Summers is the creator of Negativa: Chicago’s Astute Lezbo Fantasy Mag, and was included in Dennis Cooper’s Discontents: New Queer Writers. Summers lives with her partner and son in Providence, Rhode Island.

Nicole J. Georges is an award-winning writer, and illustrator from Portland, Oregon. Nicole has been publishing the autobiographical comic Invincible Summer since 2000, and has toured the country extensively. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Tin House, Vanity Fair, and Slate.com.

This event is free and open to the public. Please note that there are some adult themes in the presentation.

Intro to Letterpress August 9

Apr
12
11:00 am
Jun
14
11:00 am
Aug
9
11:00 am

 

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 with a break for lunch.

$70 members only

Register here:

Zines 101 for Youth

Aug
10
1:00 pm

This is a class for youth ages 8-12. We will discuss the history and relevance of zines and each student will get the chance to create, copy and distribute their own zine. This class is donation based $5-$25 and runs from 1-3pm and will be taught by A.M. O’Malley the IPRC’s Program Director.

donations can be made at the time of class.