The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative


Big shout out to my Wife for finding this gem hiding under the train station not more than a mile from our home.  Right when I walked through the door I was greeted with etchers and silkscreeners, two pretty cool handmade print art forms.  Amazing art lines all the walls and every corner is filled with a workstation.  Smiling faces and greetings all around the room, and the tour began.


There is a dark room and washtub for silkscreen exposing and cleaning, as well as storage and “house” tools there for all to use.  Thats great for me, since my Silkscreen collection is bits and pieces and I certainly can’t fit or justify an exposure table at home.  The main floor is filled with workstations for etching and silkscreening as well as making lithograph prints.


The link to their site below has great videos and tutorials.  Pretty cheap too so if you are in the area, be sure to check them out.

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