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

Weird Allan Krapow Presents: Karaoking Portland

Jul
31
7:00 pm

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Weird Allan Kaprow is an American critic, assemblage artist, parodist, and pioneer in the development of conceptual karaoke. We are Erin Charpentier, Zachary Gough, Travis Neel, and Sharita Towne. Our first public presentation was Karaoking the Museum which delved deeply into the social and material history of art works on display at the Portland Art Museum. Our second project, Public Apology Karaoke, put the public back in public apology, inviting the audience to reenact their favorite public apology, sing an apologetic song, or offer an apology of their own. 

For our third venture, we will be artists in residence at the Independant Publishing Resource Center July 20th – 31st working on Karaoking Portland. During that time, WAK will be using the studio to write songs and make videos, make prints and song books, meet with collaborators, and share skills with other IPRC members. The residency will culminate on July 31st in a raucous Karaoke event. 

Karaoking Portland uses the participatory form of karaoke to celebrate/share/explore the social, cultural and political histories of the city. Portland issues/topics/sites are matched with pop songs, whose lyrics are rewritten to reflect or reveal contemporary and historical narratives. The new, site specific combination of karaoke and the art of spoofing pop music engages the audience in a playful way, inviting them to sing along, tell stories, and celebrate together in public.

Our working process involves collaborating closely with relevant artists, organizations, historians, and community members to facilitate song writing about neighborhoods, topics, or issues specific to their areas of interest or expertise. We then develop a multi-media experience for the event which involves producing unique karaoke videos, designing songbooks, and crafting a stage for the project.

Printing Possibilities: Alternative Image Creation with Letterpress

Aug
1
12:00 pm

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Learn to create imagery on a letterpress with alternative printing methods. This class is designed to expand upon traditional letterpress printing by exploring techniques other than hand-set type. Students will learn methods for quickly flooding the paper with color, texture, and imagery. An experimental approach will be taken to allow printers to create freely and spontaneously. These techniques are great for producing background texture to support additional content, but may also stand alone. Students will learn several techniques and create a small edition of prints employing one or more of them.

Completion of the Intro to Letterpress class is required.     

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Open to all students, but prior completion of Intro to Letterpress is highly recommended.  It is REQUIRED to complete the Intro to Letterpress Class for permission to print in the letterpress studio during open hours.

 

 

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Graphic Design Camp August

Aug
3
7:00 pm
Aug
6
7:00 pm
Aug
10
7:00 pm
Aug
13
7:00 pm

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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.

Day One,
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,
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,
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. 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.
Adv. InDesign and eBooks

Day Four,

Final Overview: In this special class we’ll overview the interconnections between Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and designing for the Web. This wide-ranging and free-wheeling session will help you connect these powerful design tools together to truly level up your creative game. Come prepared with questions about anything and everything we’ve covered so far!

$175 members/$225 nonmembers

All classes from 7-9pm

Buy tickets for Graphic Design Camp August

Graphic Design Camp September

Aug
31
7:00 pm
Sep
3
7:00 pm
Sep
7
7:00 pm
Sep
10
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.

Day One,
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,
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,
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. 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.
Adv. InDesign and eBooks

Day Four,

Final Overview: In this special class we’ll overview the interconnections between Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and designing for the Web. This wide-ranging and free-wheeling session will help you connect these powerful design tools together to truly level up your creative game. Come prepared with questions about anything and everything we’ve covered so far!

$175 members/$225 nonmembers

All classes from 7-9pm

Buy tickets for Graphic Design Camp

 

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