Friday, 22 February 2013

CPC Updates- Get inky!!

Hey Print Folks,

Don't be a stranger now...Come visit the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (Fridays & Saturdays 12 - 5pm or by appointment) and check out everything we have to offer! - Fine art studio workshop, exhibitions, artist memberships, classes (public & private),  demonstrations and work sessions.

  Our current Small Prints Show will be ending this upcoming week so hurry and snag some amazing small prints while they're still available!  

 The CPC is very excited to be participating in the Creative Chicago Expo that will take place on Friday March 1 and Saturday March 2, 2013, (10am-4pm) at the Chicago Cultural Center.  


 In other Printmaking news...

Here's an update on our current Traditional Etching class instructed by Duffy O'Connor and assisted by CPC intern Eunji Kim. 

So far, the class has addressed proper etching processes and how to apply various techniques to their prints. For example, use of line, how to apply ground, aquatint, stop-out, chine-collĂ© and even how to make oil based ink from scratch.. to name a few..

Check out these photos of our Etching class in action;

Joanna inking up on her detailed etching plate.
A close-up shot of Joanna's inked plate.
Catherine working on a fresh plate.
Here is David applying stop-out to his aquatinted plate.
  Duffy teaching Dave how to bevel his copper plate. 
Working hard!
Eunji's prints below show the difference between using handmade ink (left) and commercial ink (right)
Here is an example of Chine-collĂ© applied to Eunji's print!

Interested in Etchings or other printmaking processes?  We've only just scratched the surface of what we have to offer at the CPC!

For more information please email us at or call 773-293-2070.


Friday, 1 February 2013

The CPC's New Screen Printing Class

Hello Print Folk! Hope you're all staying warm on this cold wintery day.. Bundle up and come on over to the CPC to check out the Small Prints Show and find out more information about our print classes & private work sessions! Here are some pictures of our current intro to Screen Printing class taught on Sundays by Megan Sterling and assisted by our intern Cait Driscoll.  This class just learned how to do reductive screen printing with drawing fluid and screen filler for the first time! 

 Here is a shot of Megan giving a studio tour to the class.
Megan showing the class some examples of screen printing. 
 Using drawing fluid to create an image
Using screen filler to coat the screen 
After a few more steps.. ready to print!
Getting Inky!!

Have any other questions?  Please feel free to come visit the CPC on Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm-5pm or by appointment.  
You can also call us at 773-293-2070. 
Have a very inky day! We hope to see you soon!