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Comics Class for Kids

Comix Class is a space designed to help young people develop their creativity, imagination, and artistic skills through comics and cartooning. Students will learn the basics in drawing, character design, composition, storytelling, page layout, and publishing. They will also benefit from working amongst a classroom of peers. Each class begins with a simple lesson introducing […]

The Heart is a Labyrinth

The Heart is a Labyrinth: Reading and Chapbook Release Saturday December 12, 7:00pm At the IPRC, 1001 SE Division St Ste 2 For more info visit justinhocking.net Join the IPRC for a reading and chapbook release event featuring Justin Hocking, Jay Ponteri and Natalie Serber. This project was made possible in part with a grant […]

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 […]

Spare Room Reading Series Presents Wernet & O’Leary

Spare Room Reading Series Presents Valerie Wernet & Peter O’Leary Sunday, November 8 7:00 pm Independent Publishing Resource Center 1001 SE Division Valerie Wernet is a Portland poet, originally from Portland. She writes about color & vision. Valerie is currently at work on her first book, which is composed and executed on a typewriter. Her […]

Bad Blood XXVIII

Saturday, October 24th 8pm, BAD BLOOD is so very excited to host: JANE WONG + GREG PURCELL + ISH KLEIN JANE WONG is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016). Her poems have appeared in places such as Best American Poetry 2015, Best New Poets 2012, Pleiades, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Volta, and others. She […]

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 […]

Book Arts: Experiments

Learn how to hand bind all of your book projects yourself. You will learn traditional methods of bookbinding, including the multi section all-along stitch, Japanese stab stitch, and saddle stitch. You will learn how to make different types of hard and soft covers as well. Cost: $50 members $75 nonmembers Buy tickets for Book Arts: […]

Book Arts: The Basics

Learn all of the fundamentals of traditional book binding. In this one day HANDS-ON class held at the IPRC in Portland, you will create 3 books using the basics of bookbinding, including hard and soft covers, Japanese stab, and saddle stitch. You will also receive a manual with information on book anatomy, binding tutorials, and […]

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