Virtual Workshop: Painting with Pulp

Pulp Painting is an emerging specialty that attracts visual artists’ attention. Artists, printmakers, painters, book artists, installation artists, and people who love to make creative work will enjoy this one-day workshop. In this workshop, students will learn how to freely made paintings with dyed pulp. Yasaman Moussavi will demonstrate making pulp out of scrap paper, dyeing pulps, and creating color sheets.

Yasaman Moussavi is a visual artist and art instructor. She holds an MFA with two emphases on Painting and Printmaking from Texas Tech University, where she explored and developed her skills in papermaking, printmaking, and installation art. In her art practice research, she explores the socio-cultural in-betweenness as a capacity and disposition to participate in meaning-making across cultures and languages. For her, transitional spaces are the performative embodiment of spatial mapping and in-betweenness.  Her works have been displayed in many national and international solo and group exhibitions such as Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Irving Art Center, TX and A.I.R Gallery Biennial, Brooklyn, NY, among others. She is a co-founder of Didaar Art Collective, a Chicago -based Iranian art community. She currently lives and works in Chicago.

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This free virtual workshop is presented by the Chicago Printers Guild (CPG) with support from Spudnik. The CPG supports and fosters the work of printers of all backgrounds with opportunities to share knowledge, information and ideas among printers and the printing community; strives to bring awareness of printmaking taking place in Chicago and beyond to the community at large


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Salvaging Scraps

This July, our Drink & Draw projects dedicated to all the leftover fragments, or “chads”. First, we’ll put to use all the excess bits and pieces from other projects. Then, we’ll replenish our paper remnants by trying out the art of papercutting.

Guest Artist: Mara Baker

Save your scraps for a night of collage with our Resident Artist, Mara Baker! Mara’s artistic practice explores the intersection of impermanence and regeneration. By reusing remnants from other projects, she gives new life to discarded bits and pieces like yarn, labels, twist ties, and packaging like mesh produce bags.

Inspired by stop-motion animation, we will explore intuitive ways to make (and remake) collages. By documenting collages as they develop, we will be able to think about collaging as a form of choreography and organization. 

For this workshop, no scrap is too small or strange. Gather up materials from the studio, the kitchen, the office, and even past Drink & Draw events and come ready for playful experimentation. 

Suggested Materials:

  • Glue, glue stick, or tape 
  • Paper scraps
  • Found bits & pieces (i.e. produce stickers, stamps, packaging, tin foil, etc.)
  • Camera (i.e. cell phone)

Optional Materials:

  • Scissors or exacto knife
  • Paper to mount collage onto

Zoom Meeting ID: 93223199392


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome. Each event features a guest artist and a project that uses minimal supplies. Don’t have all the materials? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

$15 Suggested Donation: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Paper Cut Arts

This July, our Drink & Draw projects dedicated to all the leftover fragments, or “chads”. First, we’ll put to use all the excess bits and pieces from other projects. Then, we’ll replenish our paper remnants by trying out the art of papercutting.

Guest Artist: Yang Pulongbarit-Cuevo

The art of paper cutting has been practiced around the globe for over a thousand years, from the Philippines to Mexico to Switzerland. The art form is recognized for its intricate designs and illustrations cut from a single sheet of paper.

Yang Pulongbarit-Cuevo has been cutting paper for many years and is best known for her intricate maps and personalized text-based designs. Yang will share some of her favorite projects in order to help us design our own image using only the positive and negative space of a single sheet of paper. 

We will practice some basic knife skills with an introductory project. Then everyone will move on to create a greeting card, an ornament, or a mini poster. After getting comfortable with the process, Yang will demonstrate a variety of ways to build images with multiple layers, mount your creation, and use a background color to give your design some attitude.

For the printmakers in our midst, these hand cut artworks can double as a stencil for screen printing, pressure printing, and risography!

Suggested Materials:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Sturdy paper* (multiple colors preferred)
  • Cutting mat (or other board you can cut on)
  • x-acto knife
  • Tape, preferably double sided foam tape
  • board or thick paper for mounting onto (old prints can work great!)

*Standard or thin paper will work better than heavy paper like bristol board.

Optional Materials:

  • Glue or modge podge (if tape not available)
  • Blank greeting card
  • Twine or string to make an ornament

Zoom Meeting ID: 97834430647


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome. Each event features a guest artist and a project that uses minimal supplies. Don’t have all the materials? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

$15 Suggested Donation: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.