Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Raspado Scratch Drawings

Guest Artist: Rogelio Rosiles

Artist, printmaker, and muralist Rogelio Rosiles discovered the process for raspados or “scratch drawings” by accident while sanding down layers on his paintings. Now he fills his sketchbook with these colorful, textured drawings whose grainy finish is reminiscent of early, low-res, digital media. This simple process allows you to play and create on many levels by covering crayon wax with an acrylic coating and then scratching through the surface to reveal what’s hidden below. Scratch drawings feel a lot like printmaking because they work both forwards and backwards, by adding and subtracting, and you’re rewarded with a dramatic final reveal. It’s a wonderful way to play with simple, nostalgic materials and create happy accidents and surprises for yourself along the way.

Suggested Materials:

  • Paper of any kind/color (the thicker the better)
  • Crayons
  • Sharpie markers, acrylic paints, dry erase markers, shoe polish, or White Out
  • Knife, Xacto blade, box cutter, needle tool or etching needle, or other sharp scraping tool

Zoom Meeting ID: 9472 1822 373


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.

“Ask Me Anything” with Amos Kennedy

Unlike the typical artist talk, this event is inspired by the “Ask Me Anything” threads popularized through Reddit and offers a chance for our members to guide the conversation with one of America’s most renowned letterpress printers.

A self-proclaimed “humble Negro printer,” Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr is known for his controversial sense of humor and his provocative political and racial commentary, typically printed with wood and metal type on chipboard.

He produces personal and commissioned prints as proprietor of Kennedy Prints! He also often travels the country spreading his philosophies about life and the art of printmaking.  

The conversation will be moderated by Vida Sacic. In addition to being an artist and letterpress printer, Vida is a Spudnik Press board member, co-founder of Letterpress Educators in Art & Design, and associate professor at Northeastern Illinois University.

Graphic Design by Vida Sacic

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Flag Books

Guest Artist: Lindi Shi

The “Flag Book” is fascinating, impressive, and easy-to-learn handmade book! It is one of Lindi Shi’s favorite artist book forms because it can be read as a drawing, a sculpture, or an installation. She will teach you how to fold, cut, and assemble your own flag books out of any paper materials you want to use. This simple variation of the accordion book form incorporates cut-out “flag” pages, and has the potential to be transformed into more complicated structures once you understand the basics. No bookmaking experience is necessary, 

Lindi Shi is a printmaker, papermaker, troublemaker, and former mathematician. She is currently teaching art in Guangzhou, China since receiving her MFA from RISD in 2020. Her artistic practice is mainly about storytelling and narratives, and the artist book has always been an important part of her work.

Suggested Materials

  • Multiple sheets of paper (any color/kind) 
  • A drawing, printed image or text, or sheet of colorful paper for the cover
  • Scissors or an Xacto blade and cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue, gluestick, or double sided tape
  • Bone folder or something to crease paper

Zoom Meeting ID: 9719 7534 477


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Paper Weaving

Staff Led: Anders Zanichkowsky

Much like printmaking, the process of weaving uses structure, order, and repetition to produce beautiful and unique imagery. We often think of weaving things like cloth, rugs, and baskets, but you can also make weavings from things like drawings, letters and mail, magazines, and wrapping paper? Anders Zanichkowsky will show you how to create both flat and dimensional pieces that combine colors, patterns, textures, and images in unexpected ways using basic hand woven structures. We will practice the basics by weaving together two original drawings that we create for this purpose, to reveal unexpected connections and relationships. Then we will move into some more elaborate ways to weave with any kind of paper you’d like to experiment with.

Suggested Materials

  • Any kind of blank paper (plain or construction)
  • Other interesting papers like magazines, letters, drawings, book pages, etc.
  • Pens, markers, crayons, colors pencils
  • Scissors, or an X-acto blade and cutting mat
  • Tape or glue

Zoom Meeting ID: 9813 3820 740


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.