Friday, 5 September 2014

Say hello to our new fall intern

Hola! Jazmin Dua here, I am so excited to be one of the newest interns here at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. I’ve recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago. I am a printmaker and photographer addressing the topic of Chicago surveillance. I invite you to check out my website at and my blog at Happy printing!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Newest Intern to Join Us

Hey guys, so excited to be the new intern at the CPC. I just recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design where I studied Printmaking and Fibers. I moved here on a whim and have really enjoyed my summer here thus far. If I'm not at CPC I'm working at Baker Prints, which I have also been thoroughly enjoying. You can check out my work at

Friday, 30 May 2014

New Summer Interns!


Hi! I’m Alex Harmel, one of the new interns at CPC. I’m currently in school at Maryland Institute College of Art where I am studying general fine art and art education. I was first introduced to printmaking at CPC and fell in love with the medium after taking an etching class here. I really enjoy etching, relief, and lithography, but am excited to learn about all the other processes while interning here. You can check out some of my current work here: I’m super excited to be a part of the CPC team and hope to see y’all in the shop this summer!

Hi!! My name is Rachelle and I am one of the new interns here at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. I’m very excited to be surrounded by so many artists and friendly supporters of CPC. I am a printmaker and educator living/working in Chicago, originally from the Metro-Detroit area (Yes to the Mid-west!). I’m finishing up school next semester with a Bachelors of Arts, concentration in printmaking at Northeastern Illinois University. I also volunteer with ArtReach at Lillstreet and assist in bringing art to under-resourced communities. I enjoy all forms of printmaking; lately I’ve been combining lithography and monotype in my work. You can view some of my work here:

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Upcoming NY Etching show, Apron Project and FedEx Grant....

Hey Everybody!
Mark your calenders because there's lots of awesome stuff going on at the CPC just on the horizon! 
First of all, we're stoked to share a preview of our upcoming exhibition, New Work: New York, featuring the New York Society of Etchers. Be sure to come out to the official opening on Saturday, March 1, from 12-6pm for Intaglio demos, artists, great conversation and some tasty snacks.
Through Hiker by Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti
Flying Fish (In Blue) By Stephen Fredericks
Marsh Reed, I by Stephen Fredericks
Through Humans' Scope by Elana Goren
Lost Innocence by Denise Kasof

Featured Artists of New Work: New York -
Andy Hoogenboom, Kirsten Flaherty, Bruce Waldman, Ann Chernow, Stephen Fredericks, Denise Kasof, Richie Lasansky, Brian Lynch, Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti, Elana Goren.

In other news, we're currently in the running to win a grant from FedEx for small businesses. PLEASE VOTE! You can vote once a day..every vote counts!

ALSO... Please remember that we have finally launched, The APRON PROJECT!

Friday, 14 February 2014

The Apron Project: The CPC's newest collaborative, interactive event to celebrate 25 on!

Hello Everyone!

This year the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative is approaching its 25th year as a community resource for all things inky, and we're marking this milestone with an interactive endeavor called "The Apron Project." We've designed this project to celebrate the artist-printmakers, students, faculty, friends and other inkslingers who have passed through our doors or who're currently running prints through our presses. 

The way it works: Snap a picture of yourself wearing your CPC apron doing something crafty, crazy, random, serious, or for its intended purpose - making prints! We've included a few pictures for you as an example... The idea is that we collect a boatload of photos from all over the world of folks sporting CPC aprons as if it's their favorite accessory. Further accessorizing is encouraged (think tools, hats, cool environments, shooting skeet, etc).

What we'll do with your sweet pics: We've created a special blog specifically for this project - - where we'll post what you've sent us, along with a caption (you can send us something you've written, or we can write one for you). Our plan is to eventually make a cool poster featuring everyone who's participated! We've even made a special email where you can send us all of your Apron Project info: 

If you participate, this is what we'll need from you:
-Your CPC apron photo(s)
-Your name
-Your location (i.e. - America, New Zealand, Utah, The Bermuda Triangle, but please keep it real so we know where you're actually located! Because that's part of the fun, knowing where our CPC aprons have traveled...)
-A caption for your photo
-Optional: A few lines about your experience with the CPC (this won't be published on Tumblr, but we may use it in our 25th anniversary book.)

We'll also offer prize drawings for all of the contributors (win a new Apron or tee or print!). 
The Apron Project blog was created to visually acknowledge the PEOPLE who have made this little engine of a printshop in Chicago last this long, and to showcase the vast and colorful array of artists around the world who wear our trademark Chicago Printmakers Collaborative aprons while creating art (or really good barbeque...). 

We're really excited to get this project going, so have fun with it! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Love always, 
The CPC team 

P.S. - If you'd like to participate, but don't have an apron, borrow one! Or we're reprinting a bunch in anticipation of an onslaught of orders. They're only $20 if you buy them at the CPC, and $25 (including shipping, both nationally and internationally) if you buy them online (an easy PayPal button is included below!). Just email us with your orders (, and we'll fill your orders with a mailed check, credit card # (over the phone), or we'll send an invoice via PayPal for online orders!

Friday, 7 February 2014

New Work : New York - The New York Society of Etchers Exhibition @ The CPC

Greetings from the CPC!

If you're having trouble staying warm this winter, stop by the studio where the hotplate is likely to be turned way up while melting an aquatint, or the nitric acid is generating some heat while etching a piece of copper, or where some student is getting a great workout grinding stones in one of our Bikram Litho classes (omg, look at those biceps!), or where interns are re-heating the morning coffee. We got rid of our burning barrel due to fire hazards, but we do have adhesive toe warmers for anyone who is still feeling a chill.

And speaking of HEAT, we're really STOKED for our next exhibit with The New York Society of Etchers, New Work: New York, which exclusively features the printmaking medium of Intaglio (also known as Etching).  We invite all who are interested in learning about etching to attend our big fun day of intaglio demonstrations, right here at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative:

Opening March 1, 2014, 12-6pm

Reception and demonstrations of etching 

Free and open to the public!

Featured Artists of New Work: New York -
Andy Hoogenboom, Kirsten Flaherty, Bruce Waldman, Ann Chernow, Stephen Fredericks, Denise Kasof, Richie Lasansky, Brian Lynch, Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti, Elana Goren.
Kirsten Flaherty, "Salem", solar plate etching w/chine collĂ©, ©2013
Exhibit runs through April 26, 2014


Saturday, 4 January 2014

2014 = NEW Printmaking Classes!!

Happy new year,  print folks!
 Do you have a New Years resolution to be more creative, to challenge yourself or try something new? Sign up RIGHT NOW for the Winter/Spring 2014 classes at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative!

January 2014  


 Winter/Spring 2014 Classes at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative:

Blast into Screenprinting!
Megan Sterling

Sundays, January 19 - March 23, 2014
10 weeks, 4 - 7pm

This course engages color in an immediate way with this overview of the screenprinting  process. Photo processes will be covered, as well as all you need to know about ink preparation, registration and pulling awesome prints. Appropriate for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.
Traditional Etching
 Duffy O'Connor

 Thursdays, January 23 - March 27, 2014 
10 weeks, 6 - 9pm

This hugely popular course in traditional intaglio printmaking is back! Etching techniques of line, aquatint and softground using zinc or copper plates will be covered. Appropriate for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.
Stone Lithography
Aaron Coleman

 Wednesdays, January 22 - March 26, 2014 
10 weeks, 6 - 9pm
(this course is FULL, but call or email if you want to be put on the waitlist)
NEW! Intro To Printmaking: A Survey 
Sanya Glisic

Mondays, February 24 - March 31, 2014 
6 weeks, 6 - 9pm
($20 off if you register before January 15th!)

This six-week course offers an introduction to a range of printmaking techniques with which to produce original work. Students will learn and explore many types of printmaking, including screen printing, relief, monotype, and intaglio. Works will be printed with the press and by hand. This course is a general introduction to many of the processes available at CPC, as well as a great refresher course. Some materials are included and a supply list will be provided on the first day.
Fundamentals of Relief Printmaking
Duffy O'Connor

 Thursdays, April 3 - May 8, 2014 
6 weeks, 6 - 9pm
($20 off if you register before January 15th!)

This six week course offers an introduction to relief printmaking using wood and linoleum. Students will be directed through exercises in cutting technique and generating imagery. Prints will be created both by hand and with a press. Multiple block registration and color mixing will also be taught. Sound technique, understanding of materials and making good prints are the goals. This is a multi level course, where more advanced students will be tutored according to their abilities.
To register for any of the above classes, or for more information please email us at  or call 773-293-2070.

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