The Hashbrown Re-Hash: Virtual Event & Cookbook Launch

For the first time in “Hashbrown history,” we are moving the party into our home kitchens with an exciting virtual event and a commemorative cookbook!

Please join us as we continue to celebrate our tradition of enjoying food while raising funds for arts education and accessible printmaking.

Spudnik’s Virtual Cooking Show features:

Main dish by the Bumbu Roux team

Appetizer by Alex Gilbert of CHIRP Radio

Dessert by pastry chef Dutes Miller

History of Chili by Patti Swanson of Chicago for Chicagoans

Mini Beer Tour by Adam Schulte, Certified Cicerone® with Whiner Beer

Live Q&As and engagements with all featured chefs and presenters

Surprise staff segments

and more!

 

Cookbook features:

Design by Andrew Mariscal

Vegetarian & meat chili recipes from past chefs

Selection of appetizers, sides, and dessert recipes

Photos & posters from a decade of Hashbrown events

and more!


Join The Hashbrown Re-Hash:

Ticket sales for The Hashbrown Re-Hash: Virtual Cooking Show have ended, but you can still support the Hashbrown!

Purchase the Cookbook or our Spud Tote

Place a Bid: Custom Brew Auction

Interested in supporting Spudnik while enjoying your very own custom brewed beer? Bid now on the Spudnik Press Big Spender Ale, brewed by Spudnik board member Steven Jablonoski through May 21.

Get the Hashbrown Re-Hash Recording:

If you would like to enjoy the recorded event, donate $45 ($35 for Artists & Students), add “send me the Hashbrown link!” in the notes section, and we’ll follow up with a video link available through June 7.


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.

“The Hashbrown: Re-Hash” graphic design by Riley Brady.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Stitched Embellishments for Paper & Prints

This April, we’re dedicating our Drink & Draw series to stitching! Join us for one or both sessions to try out various ways to embellish paper or fabric with a needle, thread, and other textile materials.

Guest Artist: Breanna Robinson

Sewing on paper is a fun and easy way to add extra dimension, texture, and allure to prints, drawings, and cards. For people who love process, the act of sewing can bring an extra step of loving care to existing creation. Hand sewing on blank paper can also be used to create fully thread-based work. 

Artist Breanna Robinson and owner of Nanette Home “Exquisite Cushions” uses embroidery, trim, beads, and other embellishments to add sculptural elements and sensory appeal to her works on paper. At this Drink & Draw, she will share simple embellishing  techniques for use on paper, including basic decorative stitches  and how to add decorative borders, bling, and imagery. No prior sewing experience is necessary, just some kind of needle and thread and the paper you would like to embellish. All of these techniques can also be used for any sewing projects using fabric.

Suggested Materials

  • Prints or drawings, preferably on thicker paper
  • Postcards, greeting cards, playing cards, etc.
  • Embroidery floss, thick thread, thin yarn, string, ribbon, kitchen twine
  • Embroidery needle to fit your thread

Optional Materials

  • Beads, buttons, brads, trim, lace, pom poms, etc.
  • Heavier clothing or textiles like denim
  • Stretched canvas (blank or painted)
  • A sewing project of your own
  • Matte medium or glue stick

Zoom Meeting ID: 9858 2228 264


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.


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]: Slow Threads – Stitching & Layering

This April, we’re dedicating our Drink & Draw series to stitching! Join us for one or both sessions to try out various ways to embellish paper or fabric with a needle, thread, and other textile materials.

Guest Artists: Teresita Carson Valdez and Marc Benja

Just like printmaking, textile art often involves working with multiple layers and gives our mind a chance to meditate while our hands are busy with a fine, repetitive process. Artists Teresita Carson Valdez and Marc Benja invite you to let your thoughts wander and settle as you slowly and carefully draw marks with stitches, or piece together a soft sculpture or the beginning of a quilt. Teri will teach basic embroidery for mark-making and show her process for working with layers of wax resist and dyes; Marc will show how to get the most out of a basic running stitch and work creatively with any small textiles you have, from orphan socks to beautiful scraps. No sewing experience is required.

Suggested Materials

  • Any kind of fabric (canvas, scraps, trim, knits, socks, handkerchiefs, clothing, etc.)
  • Embroidery floss and/or sewing thread
  • Embroidery needle to fit your thread

Optional Materials

  • Stuffing or batting (for sculptures)
  • Dye-Na-Flow fabric dye
  • Watercolor paints and brushes
  • Natural stains like coffee, tea, turmeric
  • Prints or drawings, preferably on thicker paper
  • Fabric glue or other fabric supplies
  • A sewing project of your own

Zoom Meeting ID: 9940 3489 444


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! 

Suggested Donation $15: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.


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.

Printmaking Inside the Prison Industrial Complex

Virtual Artist Talk with Aaron Hughes, William Estrada, & Sarah Ross

Resident Artist Aaron Hughes is an artist, curator, organizer, teacher, anti-war activist, and Iraq War veteran. He is also an educator with the Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project (P+NAP) where he and his colleagues William Estrada and Sarah Ross have taught printmaking to people incarcerated at Stateville Prison. 

During this virtual talk, these three artists will discuss both the power of printmaking for individuals in prison, and the limitations of art education within the larger prison system.

They will also present P+NAP’s newest publication, Carving Out Rights from Inside the Prison Industrial Complex (Hat & Beard Press). The book features 30 brilliantly crafted foam block prints— one for each article in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights— made by artists at Stateville Prison whose daily struggle for their own human rights is even more pronounced during a global pandemic in which they are denied basic PPE, healthcare, and safety. Collectively, these prints reject the dehumanization perpetuated by the prison system, and claim the dignity of universal, inalienable human rights. 

Please join us for an engaging conversation about art, prison abolition, and visions of human rights from inside the carceral state.

Tune in to the Talk: Open Zoom Meeting (ID: 9130 0109 743)

Image: Detail of artwork by Willie Moses McGee III featured in Carving Out Rights.

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.

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.

“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]: 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.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Spuds at Spudnik – Potato Prints with Dutes Miller

Guest Artist: Dutes Miller

What kind of multiples can you make from the stuff in your kitchen? Come find out with artist and baker Dutes Miller! He will show you how to transform a humble potato into beautifully carved relief stamps, designed around a culinary or springtime theme. Don’t have printing inks lying around at home? No problem. Dutes will share how to make use of natural pigments found on your spice rack. These small-scale prints are ideal for repeat patterning on cards, journal covers, wrapping paper, napkins, or even for printing edible decorations on your plates and saucers for a fancy meal.

About the Artist
Dutes Miller’s collages, artists books and phallic sculptures examine the spaces where the artist’s inner life, queer subcultures and mass media intersect. Michelle Grabner wrote in ArtForum, “Miller’s mixed-media collages on paper incorporating penis figures striking silly states of repose and activity are enjoyable vignettes, demonstrating nimble material interplay.”

Suggested Materials

  • Potato (Russet or baking potatoes are ideal)
  • Small paring knife, utility knife, Xacto blade, chisels or carving tools
  • Turmeric, beet powder, paprika, saffron, activated charcoal, and fine instant coffee powder
  • Food coloring, red wine or tea
  • Paint brush or sponges
  • Ink pads for rubber stamps

Zoom Meeting ID: 977 9419 8502


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]: Draw Your Heart Out! Valentines with Emma Punch

Guest Artist: Emma Punch

If there’s one thing we are all learning right now, it’s how to show our love from a distance. This workshop is for showering affection on all of our loved ones—friends, children, family, lovers, secret crushes—through the delightful tradition of sending Valentines.

Artist Emma Punch will inspire guests with  her own collaged Post-It valentines and examples from different eras and styles. From nostalgic and silly to edgy and political, a handmade, personalized Valentine is a wonderful way to celebrate the people in your life. Maybe you’ll make traditional, papercut doilies that open onto a heart with a cursive message. Or maybe you will get inspired by vintage Valentines, clever puns, cute cartoons, or edgier phrases and risqué illustrations.  You’ll also learn to make personalized envelopes that fit custom sized cards. Don’t have that classic red and pink construction paper? Collage old magazines, wrapping paper, or junk mail! Even if all you have are paper scraps and a marker, Emma will make sure you leave with a set of handmade cards sure to be cherished by the recipient.

Suggested Materials

  • All kinds of paper (plain, construction, wrapping & tissue paper, etc.)
  • Scissors and glue
  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Rubber stamps and ink
  • Blank cards and envelopes
  • Collage materials (magazines, candy wrappers, junk mail, etc.) 
  • Sticky notes
  • Fabric scraps
  • Glitter, string, or other decorations

Zoom Meeting ID: 977 9419 8502


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.