Rachel Foster

Studio Coordinator

Rachel Foster is an artist and printmaker living in Chicago. She has an MFA from the California College of the Arts and a BFA from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been shown at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, and Western Exhibitions, amongst others.


Classes by this Artist:

Screenprinting Photos: Halftones and Found Images
Printmaking Foundations (July 2017)
Print As Protest: Posters for the People

Raychel Steinbach

Printing Apprentice

Raychel Steinbach is a letterpress printer working as Current Location Letterpress & Curiosities. Travel, nature, and maps are key elements in her work is influenced by the place she lives — she is new to Chicago, IL; having previously lived in Bangkok, Thailand; Minneapolis, MN; Ballyvaughan, Ireland; Hong Kong, PRC; and Appleton, WI. She received her BFA in Printmaking, Papermaking, & Book Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.


Project Statement:

As the Printing Apprentice at Spudnik, Raychel will help with the publishing side of Spudnik while also pursuing her own personal printing project spanning over the course of 10 months. Her project will focus on refining the brand of Current Location & creating a line of printed products including greeting cards, posters, & ephemera.

Nicolette Ross

Studio Manager

Nicolette is the Studio Manager for Spudnik Press Cooperative. She has long been a contributor to the Spudnik Press community. First joining our organization in 2012, Nicolette has been an active member and volunteer and teaches many of our relief printmaking and bookbinding classes.

Nicolette Ross holds a BFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Central Florida, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.

Her work is included in several private and public collections including the Special Collections at Olin Library at Washington University, the University of Milwaukee- Wisconsin, the SGCI archive, and the RISD Museum. She is the recipient of the 2009 Belle Cramer Award in Printmaking, the 2010 Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Award for Excellence in Book Design, and the 2010-2011 Lawrence Arts Center Printmaking Residency in Lawrence, KS. She has since collaborated with printshops including Fugscreens Studios, Hoofprint Workshop, and Comfort Station Logan Square.

Have questions about Open Studio? Want to schedule a Staff Retreat at Spudnik? Have a suggestion for a studio improvement? Looking for a fun volunteer experience? Nicolette is ready to support you! Feel free to email her at or give the studio a call during our business hours (Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm) at 312-563-0302.


Classes by this Artist:

Relief Printmaking: Innovative Approaches
Clamshell Boxmaking
Bookbinding (Fall 2014)
Clamshell Boxmaking
Relief Printmaking
Bookbinding (WI2015)
Bookbinding 201: The Coptic
Bookbinding 201: The Longstitch
The Book and the Box: Two-Tiered Box & Coptic Book Intensive
Relief Printmaking: Print Meets Book
Bookbinding 201: Hard Cover Stab Binding
Relief Printmaking
Book Camp: Tiered Box & Coptic Book Set
Relief Printmaking Refresher
Bookbinding: The Coptic Stitch
Bookbinding: The Long Stitch
DIY Gifts: Handmade Notebooks
Printmaking Foundations
The Artist Book: Design & Construction

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Angee Lennard

Founder & Director

Angee Lennard is an artist and teacher, but is best known for her work as the Founder and Executive Director of Spudnik Press Cooperative, a community-based art center in Chicago. Now in it’s ninth year, Spudnik Press has evolved from an experimental work/live space to a multi-facetted organization unique in its dedication to printmaking. Under Lennard’s leadership, Spudnik Press provides artistic opportunities to over 3,500 people a year through studio access, residencies, fellowships, classes, exhibitions, collaborative projects and public programs.

As a teaching artist through Marwen and Spudnik Press, she develops curriculum addressing print media, community projects, and illustration.  She is surprisingly passionate about the parallels between art making and arts administration. She holds a BFA from SAIC.


Photo by Jamie Davis.


Classes by this Artist:

Intro to Printmaking
Stop Motion Animation
Printmaking Survey: Monoprinting, Etching, Letterpress
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting Refresher
Printmaking Foundations: Relief, Etching, Screen
Screenprinting 201: Color Theory for Screenprinters
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting Refresher (Sep 2016)
Etching & Intaglio Refresher
Printmaking Foundations
Screenprinting Refresher
Color Theory for Screenprinters
Printmaking Foundations
Screenprinting Refresher (July 2017)

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