Teaching Artist Cohort Program: Virtual Information Session

The Spudnik Press Cooperative Teaching Artist Cohort is a brand new approach to how Spudnik Press fosters teaching and learning. The Teaching Artist Cohort provides a consistent foundation for classes and workshops, ensuring impactful educational opportunities for our community. Plus, through offering reliable arts-related income and professional experience to working artists, this program offers comprehensive support to printmakers interested in Arts Education.

We invite anyone interested in this opportunity to join this informational session.

Our virtual information session will review:

  • Program eligibility
  • Teaching artist expectations
  • Compensation
  • The application and selection process
  • An overview of our current educational offerings
  • An overview of 2022 goals for our educational program
  • Logistics regarding how various teaching opportunities are selected and scheduled
  • Any additional attendee questions

Zoom Meeting ID: 852 5411 4892


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.

Hubbard Street Lofts 3rd Floor Market

This Saturday, stop by Spudnik Press to shop local from a selection of the many artists who work out of the Spudnik Press studios:

Alex Belardo Kostiw
Cam Collins
Alex Fox
Ally Hembree
Sad Sack Press | Dan Manion
Yu Wei

Plus, visit and support our creative neighbors within the Hubbard Street Lofts:

Candice C Cusic Photography
Fulton Street Collective
It’s Oksana
Platform Studios Chicago

*Proof of vaccination is required to enter some of the participating venues.*


Everyone’s safety is important to us. Per our Covid-19 Policy, all visitors who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine must provide staff with proof of vaccination in order to gain entry to this event. For this event, guests may present proof of vaccination in person upon entry. Unless specifically requested, proof of vaccination presented at public events will not be kept on file. Medical and religious exemptions must be requested in advance. 

This event is for everyone! If you require any 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]: Mail Art

We hope to see you at our last Drink & Draw event of the year!

Guest Artist: Anna Mielniczuk

Taking inspiration from surrealist party games, this week’s Drink & Draw event will guide us through a series of creative prompts and exercises in order to send a memory to a friend with a handmade postcard. 

Our guest artist, Anna Mielniczuk, will combine free writing and free drawing activities inspired by the sights, sounds, and smells of the warm summer months, and the friends we’ve shared summer memories with. Through these question-based exercises, we’ll flex our intuition and creative thinking and develop an image bank that we can use for our postcards. Plus, there will be an opportunity to hand make an accompanying envelope. 

For this project, Anna will be primarily working with colored construction paper, cardstock, and markers but participants are welcome to work with whatever materials they have on hand. Join us and create a one-of-a-kind correspondence for a friend or family member.

Suggested Materials:

  • Watercolor paper, card stock or other thick paper
  • Colored construction paper
  • Tape or glue 
  • Scissors
  • Drawing materials: pencils, colored pencils, markers

Zoom Meeting ID: 81244243019

Anna Mielniczuk was born in Poland and currently lives and works on the NW side of Chicago. She attended City Colleges of Chicago and graduated from SAIC, where she studied painting and drawing. Her work has been featured in print as well as preserved in digital galleries. She has shown her work at the Chicago Public Library, in multiple galleries around Chicago, Louisiana, Michigan, and overseas in Italy. Currently her work is available at the Chicago Cultural Center artist shop- Buddy. Anna is interested in art history, folklore, fashion, intuition, nature, and outsider art. By taking inspiration from her abstract work,  Anna’s illustrations strive to capture a whimsical spirit that aims to uplift, provoke thought, and instill wonder in the viewer.  She describes her artistic practice as an ongoing exploration of mystery, hope, humor, and beauty.


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]: Collage Activation

This November, Drink & Draw dives into collage. Alongside our guest artists, attendees will explore various collage techniques using hand-drawn elements, found material, and magazines.

Guest Artist: Kelly Boner

For this Drink & Draw collage event, we will be working with found imagery. Inspired by Pop Art and photomontage practices, our guest Kelly Boner seeks to decontextualize from its original source. To reactivate her imagery, Kelly either asks a series of questions or sets rules for herself like choosing a color palette, creating a focal point, working with repetition, and more.

Kelly will guide attendees through some of her favorite prompts and questions to help build their collages. You can create a narrative, make something wacky, or simply play with imagery you’re attracted to. The possibilities are endless! 

Kelly will be primarily working with found images from magazines but attendees are encouraged to work with whatever found imagery they have on hand.  Join us and create your own unique collage with this week’s creative guide, Kelly Boner.

Suggested Materials:

  • Magazines
  • Found imagery
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Glue Sticks

Zoom Meeting ID: 84576116534


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]: Collage as Archive

This November, Drink & Draw dives into collage. Alongside our guest artists, attendees will explore various collage techniques using hand-drawn elements, found material, and magazines.

Guest Artist: Kelly Reaves

Collage arts can be traced back hundreds of years but made a novel entrance into the art scene during the early 20th century. A plethora of materials can be utilized in collage art such as: fabric, magazines, old artworks, and more.

For this Drink & Draw project, Kelly will be utilizing drawing materials, watercolor or gouache, stencils and some of her old art pieces to create a layered collage and invites attendees to work alongside her in this process. Kelly’s collage layering is intuitive, spontaneous, and utilizes organic shapes. In the end, her collage work emerges as an archive of left behind pieces that have been destroyed to make something new. This event is perfect for those who seek to breathe new life into old work, intuitively create, and learn a new, unique process for the art of collage. So, gather your left behind or abandon artworks, mark making materials, and anything else you desire to work with and join us to explore new methods of collage.

Suggested Materials:

  • Paper
  • A glue stick 
  • Any preferred drawing materials
  • Watercolors or Gouache 
  • Old drawings or art works
  • Collage materials 
  • Exact-o knife or scissors 

Optional Materials:    

  • Blow Dryer or heat gun

Zoom Meeting ID: 87916901003


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]: Enchanted Characters: Illustration

This October, Drink & Draw explores character creation. Alongside this month’s guest artists, learn two unique approaches to developing imaginative characters for your next puppet play or comic book.

Guest Artist: Micael Nuñez

Micael uses the natural world as a starting point to invent and design whimsical characters and visual narratives. While her characters are often haunting but cute humanoid-plant forms, you can implement her guidance  for your own style or genre of drawing. During this illustration-focused Drink & Draw, Micael will be sharing her unique process for developing these fantastical characters. Using basic drawing materials as well as red and blue colored pencils, participants can invent their own character that could thrive in an ocean, a forest, a garden, or any setting that one desires. 

This creative session is great for all experience levels, and might be especially helpful for those interested in comics, zines, and design. If you attended Enchanted Characters Drink & Draw on October 13th, this is an opportunity to develop a new one of a kind protagonist for future paper puppet theatricals!

Suggested Materials:

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Blue or red colored pencil
  • Loose paper or sketchbook

Optional Materials:

  • Favorite nature photo 
  • A brush pen

Zoom Meeting ID: 81172191868


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.

Spudraiser 2021: Staff Skill Share Watch Party

Our Staff Skill Share is part of our Spudraiser 2021 Annual Benefit. Embracing that education is baked into every aspect of our organization, our staff has created the ultimate Skill Share: Join the Watch Party to learn six new skills from the fine folks who run the studio day in day out, or download the recording for when you are ready to try out a reduction print, make a handmade pillow, or cook up a French crepe!

Donations of any amount provide our studio with a balanced diet of ink and paper. Donors who contribute $25+ to directly support our work will receive our downloadable Staff Skill Share and invitation to the Watch Party on Monday, October 18. Get to know the team as we indulge you in six skills to help you in the print studio and the kitchen!

  • Paper Cutting with Yang Pulongbarit-Cuevo
  • Pysanky Eggs with Angee Lennard
  • Reduction Block Printing with Amanda Hoopingarner
  • Mosaics with Grace Makuch
  • Sewing Essentials with Breanna Robinson
  • Crepes with Jessica Eanes

Make a Donation. Save Your Seat

(Donation $25+ to receive an invitation to the virtual Watch Party and a link to download the Skill Share video)

Craving an in-person event? Join our VIP Reception

Spudraiser 2021: VIP Reception

As part of our Spudraiser 2021 Annual Benefit, we invite our guests craving a visit to our studio to this intimate limited capacity reception (proof of vaccination required) where you’ll be able to tour the art, enjoy appetizers and drinks, partake in live art demonstrations, and more.

For our VIP supporters (that’s short for “Very Important Potatoes”), we are hosting an intimate reception at our community printshop. Attendees, plus their guest, will be able to enjoy:

  • In-person viewing of 20+ artworks included in the Annual Benefit Auction
  • Participatory paper marbling demonstration with Dutes Miller
  • Behind-the-scenes preview of Unfurl Unfold (artist book published by Spudnik Press) with artist Aimée Beaubien 
  • Fellowship Program highlights: Meet an artist from Cohort #16
  • One entry into the William J O’Brien Print Raffle
  • Appetizers and open bar
  • Staff Skill Share downloadable video and access to the virtual Watch Party 

VIPs may each bring a single guest. All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival, and will be expected to wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Based on interest, additional dates may be added.

Grab Your Tickets

(Space is limited to a maximum of 40 people.)

Looking for a virtual event? Join our Staff Skill Share Watch Party

“Ask Me Anything” with Dan S. Wang

This event will take place on Zoom. Participants will be emailed the Zoom link the day of the event.

Unlike the typical lecture, 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 guest artist Dan S. Wang.

Dan is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. His current obsessions include histories of monetary policy, and the afterlives of the French Revolution. Recent projects include commissioned work for Station Museum (Houston) and Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia). He often has worked in collaborative situations, as in the past as a founding keyholder of Mess Hall, an experimental cultural space in Chicago, to a present day collaborative vehicle, Now-Time Asian America. His critical writings have been published internationally in book collections, museum catalogs and in dozens of artists publications. He holds an undergraduate degree in Religion and an MFA in Printmaking. Since 2019 he has been a Resident Artist at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

Dan will talk about his work, A Ragbox of Overstood Grammars, a twenty-year retrospective of eighty-plus letterpress prints. This archive-in-a-box includes prints, posters, bookmarks, stickers, broadsides, menus, and napkins made under the imprint Propositions Press, and was last displayed in 2020 at Fonderie Darling in Montreal. Dan assembled the box as a way to mark the years in which letterpress printing was his most steady studio craft, a period that is now over. In addition to covering the work, he will reflect on what it means to make such a break in one’s artistic arc.

After hearing stories from Dan’s experiences surrounding letterpress over the years, the second portion of the event will be led by audience questions. Spudnik’s Program Lead, Grace Makuch, will moderate a Q&A where guests are encouraged to share their questions for Dan, big and small about his career, interests, and experience with letterpress.


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]: Enchanted Characters: Puppets

This October, Drink & Draw explores Character Creation. Alongside this month’s guest artists, learn two unique approaches to developing imaginative characters for your next puppet play or comic book.

Guest Artist: Myra Su

As one of the oldest forms of puppetry, paper and shadow puppets have delighted and entertained for hundreds of years. Myra Su will be walking us through engineering expressive paper puppets using everyday recycled materials. She will be sharing techniques from her many years as a touring puppeteer with Manual Cinema, as well as from her most recent puppet film, GOODNIGHT SHADOW, that features articulated paper doll-like puppets. Together, we’ll explore both shadow puppets that focus on expressive silhouettes as well as paper puppets with hand drawn features. 

Join us for this fun mid-week break to build your own cast of characters for a magical at home shadow play. Need help developing compelling future characters? Attend our October 27th Drink & Draw to dream up one-of-a-kind protagonists.

Suggested Materials:

  • Floral wire, twist ties or paperclips
  • Papers or cardstock
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors and/or X-acto knives
  • Tape
  • Any drawing material (pencils, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Optional Materials:

  • Bamboo skewers or chopsticks
  • Flashlight, desk lamp, or cell phone with a flash
  • Push pins
  • Pliers

Zoom Meeting ID: 89664687206


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.