Friday, 28 June 2013


Hey Printees! Wondering what's new with the Chicago Printmakers Collabortive?  There's PLENTY! First of all, we have Megan Sterling's  Blast into Screen Printing class that started a few weeks ago! Her students have been busy creating/ gettin' inky and we're so proud..
Susanna registering her owl
Fillin' up the drying rack with some colorful screen prints
The class learning how to properly wash out an inky screen
Secondly, we've been anxiously awaiting the opening of our new exhibition, Soundcheck - An Exhibition of Printmaker Musicians, the reception is this Saturday, June 29th from 5 - 8 pm.
The Soundcheck portfolio covers ready to be filled!
Soundcheck is a portfolio of prints and music by people who make prints and music. Published by Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in an edition of 20.
*Editioned, boxed suites will be available for $750, along with additional, individually-priced  
proofs by each artist.

Featured Artists:
  Christopher Blume (Rivals), Chris Flynn (Hyperbole Ensemble), Wyatt Grant (Pool Holograph), Michael Jackson (Heart, Head, and Tails), Deborah Maris Lader (Sons of the Never Wrong), Jon Langford, Alan Lerner (37 Questions), Brandon Ross & Maria Sanchez (The Glorious Vapors), Justin Santora & Jason S Thompson (The Sky We Scrape)

Chris and Megan working out some kinks for the Soundcheck portfolio covers
Our Rocker Lady in the window for our Soundcheck exhibition
Kate Lilly working on some outdoor signage for Soundcheck
Organizing the edition suite for Soundcheck
Deb and Kate collating the Soundcheck prints for the portfolio
Last but not least, the CPC has an upcoming class you don't want to miss out on! 
 Our hugely popular, Etching Bootcamp! - A week long INTENSIVE intaglio class, instructed by Duffy O'Connor. 

Duffy O'Connor workin' some copper plate magic!
 The CPC's Etching Bootcamp is scheduled for Monday, July 8 -12, 2013.
 Class times are 9:30am - 3:30pm daily (with additional work time available Saturday, July 13).   $550 ($100 deposit required).

 Duffy O'Connor will be teaching traditional intaglio printmaking techniques of line, aquatint and softground using zinc or copper plates.  Drypoint and engraving will be addressed!  The instruction will be flexible to accommodate beginners as well as experienced printmakers who would like to refresh their etching and printing skills.  Students will explore black and white as well as color imagery. 

To register for classes, or for more information please email us at or call 773-293-2070.

Friday, 7 June 2013

New Intern: Kate Lilly

New at the CPC

Hi! I'm Kate Lilly and the newest intern here. I just recently graduated from the University of Missouri--Saint Louis where I majored in studio art with an emphasis in printmaking. If you come in you may see me working on lithography or etching, my processes of choice. I'm excited to be in Chicago and here at the collaborative for all the great classes, print sales, and events happening this summer.