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Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

Day 1: Typesetting Essentials Day 2: Printing Essentials Learn to set moveable type and print on table top and poster presses in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historic process. Gain access to IPRCs collection of over 150 fonts of lead and wood type. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this 1 day class grants IPRC Studio Members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing. Nonmembers and Basic Members receive one trial month of Studio Membership after completion of the course. 2 Day Workshop Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 2…

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Learn Make Share: Bindfast Training

In this Learn Make Share, folks will be guided through the steps to bind a book using our Bindfast machine. Everyone will have a chance to practice using the paper stack cutter to prepare pages and bind 2-3 books. ** This LMS is part of a monthly series of trainings for the Bindfast. Once trained, members are certified to bind their own books during listed Bindfast open hours with volunteer support. *Free for IPRC members taking the workshop as one of 3 annual Learn Make Shares *$5-15 sliding scale for nonmembers, or for members who have already taken their 3 annual workshop. Payment taken at front desk. *LMS facilitators are volunteering their time–donations made directly to facilitator also encouraged! Register Here

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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 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.

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Italic Handwriting & Calligraphy Club

Join us on for a drop-in Italic Handwriting & Calligraphy Club, all experience-levels welcome. Monday afternoons from 2-4pm for eight weeks, September 30th through November 18th. Following the lineage of Portland’s own Lloyd Reynolds and Jaki Svaren, learn about posture, motion and breathing in alignment with calligraphic strokes. Through learning Italic and using it as a daily hand, we can bring beauty, attention, and rhythmic flow into our everyday script. $20-45 sliding scale [Buy Tickets Here]

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Youth Intro to Screenprinting

Join us to learn about silkscreen printing! Learn how to create stencils, prep and process screens while gaining knowledge about tools, tips, and tricks for the photo emulsion process. You’ll have the chance to acquire best practices for setting up your print station, printing and registration while gaining practice with the medium. Our studio area uses only water-based silkscreen inks and is a primarily a non-toxic studio environment. $50-125 Sliding Scale [Buy Tickets Here]

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Intro to Screenprinting

Join us to learn about silkscreen printing! Learn how to create stencils, prep and process screens while gaining knowledge about tools, tips, and tricks for the photo emulsion process. You’ll have the chance to acquire best practices for setting up your print station, printing and registration while gaining practice with the medium. Our studio area uses only water-based silkscreen inks and is a primarily a non-toxic studio environment. *Screen printing is also called silkscreen or serigraphy *Completion of this course grants Studio Members access to the Screen Printing studio to print during open studio hours. Non-members and Basic Members receive one trial month of Studio Membership after the completion of the workshop. Purchasing a personal screen is not required Screen Printing Resources:  RC SCREEN SHOP &…

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Bookarts: Coptic Stitch

In this 3 hour workshop, participants will learn how to create an exposed spine bound book. Commonly referred to as coptic or link stitch binding, the advantage of a section sewn binding is a spine that opens completely so that pages lie flat. Participants will come away from the workshop equipped with a basic understanding of the tools required for bookbinding, and will create one coptic bound book by hand. All materials and supplies provided. Beginners welcome. [Buy Tickets Here]

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IPRC BIPOC Writer & Artist Residency Program Q&A Info Session

The IPRC’s mission has always been about access and empowering alternative paths to publishing for vital work & unique voices. To fulfill our mission better, we’re introducing this residency program that is designed specifically to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists and writers to develop and create their art, and to share with the wider community. We want to give artists and writers time, financial (in the form of $3k stipends) and community support, as well as resources to create. The Call For Proposals is now open: https://bit.ly/3bEnPaz with an application deadline of Wednesday, 3/25 at 11:59 PST. We’re offering this info session with IPRC ED Alley Pezanoski-Browne for anyone interested in applying. Come bring your questions! Food will be provided. If…

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Intro to Risograph Printing

In this 4-hour introductory course, participants will learn the basics of risograph (riso) printing and will leave with an understanding of how to use this print technology to create zines, fliers, posters, or other printed matter. While this technology is not new, riso printing has recently become one of the most exciting developments in independent printing and publishing because of its cost-effectiveness for print runs between 25 and 1,000. Workshop participants will learn how to best maximize the many quirks of riso printing to achieve striking results. Participants are also encouraged to bring files of artwork that they’d like to print (files should be 100% grayscale, letter or tabloid size). For more information on riso printing and the modern riso resurgence, check out the riso wiki.…

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