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

Amber Dawn, Vivek Shraya, and Leah Horlick: April 2015 book tour!

Apr
12
7:00 pm

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Join award-winning queer authors Amber Dawn, Vivek Shraya, and Leah Horlick on their Where The Mountains End Tour! Exploring survival, myth, sex and magic all the way down the West Coast, these three bring a literary cabaret of their newest work:

From Amber Dawn’s long-awaited full-length collection of poetry, Where The Words End and My Body Begins, to Vivek Shraya’s critically acclaimed visual epic She of the Mountains and Leah Horlick’s silence-breaking sophomore book For Your Own Good.

Local readers Nghia Nguyen, Galadriel Mozee and Ebin Lee will also be reading!

This event is free and open to the public.

Print Camp in April!

Apr
18
11:00 am
Apr
19
10:00 am

b17030c1f1bfea0c835b8be038cd5844Welcome to Print Camp! This is a weekend long intensive covering the beautiful print and binding methods we have here at the IPRC.

Day One: Letterpress (11-5pm)

Day Two: Screenprinting (10-1pm) and Posterpress (2-5pm)

Class Descriptions:

Intro to Letterpress
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!

Posterpress
Learn the big type-setting poster press!

Beginning Screenprint:
In this class students will get to print a one-color design on paper they bring to class. Students must bring two copies on a transparency of their image. The image must be black and white only; no gray tone (half tone dots or cross hatching lines are fine but no washes) and sized as they would like it to print. If there is text, the image should be right-reading or positive-to-positive. We will discuss screens, coat screens, expose the transparencies on screens, wash them out, and print! Students will take home their prints. After taking the IPRC screen-print class, students will also have access to the IPRC screen-print studio during open studio hours.

To register for the April 18-19 Print Camp, click here:

Beginning InDesign

Dec ’14
7
6:00 pm
Apr
19
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.

$30 Members $45 Nonmembers

register here:

+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.

 

Class is held upstairs from 6-8 PM

Screenprinting Package

Sep ’14
2
6:00 pm
Sep ’14
3
6:00 pm
Feb
16
6:00 pm
Mar
23
6:00 pm
Apr
20
6:00 pm

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Advanced Screenprinting: 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

Two day workshop, 6-9pm.

To register for the February 16/17 class, click here:

To register for the March 23/24 class, click here:

To register for the April 20/21 class, click here:

Portland Correspondence Co-op

Jan
20
6:00 pm
Feb
17
6:00 pm
Mar
17
6:00 pm
Apr
21
6:00 pm
May
19
6:00 pm
Jun
16
6:00 pm

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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

 

 

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Whimsical Walk-cycles: An Animation Workshop

Apr
25
10:00 am

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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 nonmembers

Register here:

 

 

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 Alexis Orgera (writing) and Ben Charbonneau (broadsides)

Alexis Orgera is the author of two books of poetry, How Life Foreign Objects and Dust Jacket, three chapbooks, and a forthcoming full-length collaboration with the poet Abraham Smith. You can find some of her poems this spring in The Ampersand Review, Gulf Coast, Powder Keg, and Typo. 

Cost:

$40 members/$65 nonmembers

register here:

 

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:

Cut and Paste Zine Basics Class

Aug ’14
24
2:00 pm
Apr
30
6:00 pm

Join 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.
 

$10 for members

 

$20 for nonmembers

 

register here:

 

 

 

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:

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