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Portland Correspondence Co-op

  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 […]

Experimental Images with Letterpress

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 […]

Wood Type Poster Printing

Create impactful large scale prints in this class focused on IPRC’s diverse collection of wood type. Gain advanced skills on our two large format poster presses while exploring the unique impression quality achieved with wood type. You’ll learn about the history of wood type and how it is made with a hands-on demonstration of wood […]

Introduction to Letterpress

Learn to set moveable 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 […]


THE NEW PRIVACY reading series celebrates graduates of the Independent Publishing Resource Center Poetry Program. Featuring: Natalie Briggs Tyler Brewington Sarah Borsten Corin See Kelly Schirmann Misha Brandon Speck Claire Iris Bianca Butler Marilyn Zornado Sarah Alibabaie Jon Boisvert Lindsay Ruoff Jessica Rene Cole & Amy Souza (so far)

Graphic Design Package in November

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 […]

Beginning Screen-printing

The introductory screen-printing class will cover basic screen-printing techniques. Participants will learn stencil making techniques, learn how to coat, dry, burn and wash out screens as well as how to set up the print station and printing techniques. Attendees will leave with a single layer print. Taught by Katherine Spinella Resources: RC Screen Shop & […]

Advanced Screenprinting

noon-6pm *Purchasing a personal screen highly recommended for this workshop The advanced screen-printing class will cover the techniques necessary to produced a well registered, two-color screen-print. Participants will learn advanced printing skills, such as registration, advanced output film/stencil making techniques, the use of split-fountains, and working with ink additives to further expand their screen-printing abilities […]

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