The Risograph is an automated duplicator from Japan that efficiently produces offset-like photocopies. Though not originally intended for artistic application, the machine has recently gained traction (and notoriety) in small-press culture for its distinct footprint and efficiently as well as being rather finicky.
Screenprint Your Own Valentine
Regardless of how romantic one feels about Valentine's Day, a clever valentine is always a thrill to receive. Impress friends and coworkers with hand-printed valentines featuring your own design. Students each bring a one-color design that they would like to transform into a stack of greeting cards.
Letterpress Print Your Own Valentines
Making your own Valentines card is a perfect foray into letterpress printing. Spend a Sunday afternoon in the Spudnik Press Printshop learning about printing history and miscellany.
Broadsheet! Sensations of the City in Print
In this two-session course, we will develop prints that incorporate linoleum carving and large handset type. Inspired by the work of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, we will examine his broadsheets and then utilize the subject matter of current Chicago-based news stories to develop our own prints.
Screenprinting on Fabric
This class will introduce multiple techniques for screenprinting onto fabric. Beginning with basic stencil printing, students will establish printing skills and terminology. From there, students will learn to create both hand drawn and photographic images.