Jessica Christy

Jessica Christy is a printmaker, designer, and North Dakota native living in the Chicago area.  She received her MFA from the University of North Dakota in 2011 and has since created works that challenge the status quo of human activity and the resulting impacts.  Heavily influenced by her upbringing in the Dakota culture, Christy often weaves the Native experience into her pieces.  Her work has shown both nationally and internationally, most recently at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Classes by this Artist:

Screenprinting Explorations (May 2017)
Screenprinting Explorations (Sept 2017 – Saturday AM)
Screenprinting Explorations
Monotypes & Collographs
Screenprinting Explorations (Friday Morning, September)
Printmaking Foundations (October)

Angee Lennard

Founder & Director

In the ten years since Angee Lennard founded Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago’s nonprofit community-based printmaking studio, the organization has evolved from an experimental work/live space to a multi-facetted organization unique in its dedication to providing approachable access to fine art printmaking to anyone who wishes to be creative through print. Under her leadership, Spudnik Press Cooperative provides pathways for individuals to grow their artistic practice over time and at their own pace through studio access, residencies, fellowships, classes, exhibitions, collaborative projects and public programs.

Angee Lennard is also a devoted educator whose teaching experience ranges from arts administration to illustration. As a lecturer at SAIC in the Arts Administration and Policy department, Lennard is able to share her perspective on the parallels between art making and arts administration and inspire students to find enjoyment in administrative roles. At Marwen, Lennard leads high school students through illustration, design, and printmaking projects. Her teaching at Spudnik Press Cooperative focuses on the technical elements of printmaking. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmedia from SAIC in 2005.


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)
Screenprinting Refresher (Oct 2017)
Pre-Press Workshop: File Prep for Stress Free Printing
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting 201: Color for Screenprinters
Screenprinting Refresher
Pre-Press Workshop: File Prep for Stress Free Printing

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Mike Pennekamp

Studio Technician

Mike Pennekamp is not only the Studio Technician at Spudnik Press. He is also an internationally exhibited artist, printmaker, and illustrator. Mike earned his BFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2010 and spent the next five years working at Tom Huck’s Evil Prints in St. Louis, MO. Eventually he decided to earn his terminal degree and, in 2017, graduated University of Arkansas with his MFA with a concentration in Printmaking.



Classes by this Artist:

Printmaking Foundations
Screenprinting Explorations (April 2018)
Printmaking Foundations
Screenprinting Explorations (September)

Tara Zanzig

Studio Coordinator

Tara Zanzig is a multi-disciplinary BFA graduate of The School Of The Art Institute of Chicago, 2001. With 11 years in the commercial textile screen printing industry, Tara shifted her focus to fine art in 2013.

Tara’s work is an exploration of existence. A way to process, an effort to understand, a search for meaning in this life. Aesthetically the work evidences roots in DIY punk specifically photocopying, band flyers, anarchist propaganda and zines. The work is influenced by pop art/culture, psychology and screen printing. Re-occurring themes are inner/outer, parts of a whole, experience, perception, emotion, and communication.
Follow her on Instagram @tararchy.

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Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions


Classes by this Artist:

Screenprinting on Paper (SP2015)
Recharge Your Art Practice: Screenprinting Bootcamp
Screenprinting on Paper
Screenprint Your Own Swag: Stickers, Magnets & Patches
Wearable Prints: Screenprint Your Own… (Oct 2015)
Wearable Prints: Screenprint Your Own… (Nov 2015)
Screenprinting Explorations (Winter 2016)
Screenprint Your Own Swag: Stickers, Magnets, and Patches
Screenprinting 201: T-Shirts & Textiles
Screenprinting Explorations (March 2016)
Screenprinting 201: CMYK & Photographic Prints
Screenprinting Explorations (May 2016)
Screenprinting Explorations (July 2016)
DIY Screenprinted Swag: Stickers, Chapbooks, Bandanas (May 2016)
Photoshop for Printmakers
Screenprinting Explorations (Sep 2016)
Screenprinting Camp: Apparel Production
Photoshop for Printmakers
Screenprinting Explorations (Jan 2017)
Screenprinting Explorations (March 2017)
Screenprinting Explorations (July 2017)
Screenprinting Camp: Apparel Production
Screenprinting Explorations (Oct 2017)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
Screenprinting Explorations
Screenprinting on Textiles
Screenprint Explorations (May 2018)
Screenprinting Explorations (July)
Screenprinting Explorations (October)