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The Gig Poster Project is a multi-faceted arts program engaging students with their communities through music and design.
The Gig Poster Project is a multi-faceted arts program engaging students with their communities through music and design.
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The Gig Poster Project is a multi-faceted arts program engaging students with their communities through music and design. This fall, we will work with three Chicago high schools, and over 200 students. Our team of teaching artists will spend three full days at each schools, working in a mix of art and math classes. Students will be introduced to screen printing and basic design. They will then implement these principles by creating their own poster concepts on bristol board with pen, ink, and colored pencils.

These presentations and projects all work toward the goal of exposing students to a broad range of opportunities to use art to connect with their communities. These in-school workshops will culminate in a city-wide public exhibition at Harold Washington College.

In Phase Two, Mucca Pazza, with assistance from the classroom teachers, will award 18 honorable mentions and a grand prize. These are the students we invite to learn more in a professional printshop. We are providing students dedicated to art the opportunity to develop their own projects.

The grand prize winner will be commissioned to design and print a gig poster for Mucca Pazza. This student will receive a mentorship: We’ll support the student through the process of meeting with a client, creating and presenting concept drawing, making separations for screen printing and finally, editioning the poster.

The first year of this comprehensive program will end with concert at a local venue, headlined by Mucca Pazza.

http://www.spudnikpress.com/
http://www.johnnysampson.com/
http://mucca-pazza.org/
http://www.ctdhs.net/
http://perspectivescs.org/MSA/home
http://www.farragutcareeracademy.org/

*We have already applied for grants and are awaiting determination. We are also actively working on in-kind donations. This support plus kickstarter funding will cover the complete costs of the program.

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    Collection of five Spudnik Press Stickers: Designed by local artists and printed in house by our offset apprentice, these stickers will make you proud of the support you showed our organization.

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    Collection of 5 Letterpress Greeting Cards
    Designed and printed by beloved students and members of Spudnik Press, you’ll receive a variety of everyday cards, complete with envelopes.

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    Card Making Workshop at Paper Source, Lincoln Park: September 16, 3-4pm

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    Card Making Workshop at Paper Source, Southport: September 23, 1-2pm

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    Limited Edition Screenprinted Poster by Johnny Sampson; Gig Poster Project Guest Artist

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    Mucca Pazza Album “Safety Fifth” & Limited Edition Screenprinted Poster by Johnny Sampson; Gig Poster Project Guest Artist

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    Limited Edition Screenprinted Poster designed and printed by the Grand Prize Winning Student for Mucca Pazza show.

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    Get Your Own Merch!
    Spudnik Press will screenprint a single one-color design on T-Shirts, totebags, or garments. You provide the fabric (limit 30) and digital file, and we’ll do the rest.

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    VIP Package: Screenprinted Poster by Johnny, “Safety Fifth” by Mucca Pazza, the Grand Prize student poster, AND a one-year studio membership to Spudnik Press.

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    Registration in one of the following 8-week classes:
    Japanese Woodblock Printing (held Tuesdays 6:30-9pm, begins Sep. 4), Intro to Screenprinting or Plate Lithography (both held Saturdays 10-12:30pm, begins Sep. 8). Full descriptions are available on our website.

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    Custom-designed letterpess printed business cards: Work with our in-house designer and letterpress expert, Brandy Barker, to design business cards. Receive a high-resolution digital file, plus one edition of letterpress cards.

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    Get Your Own Gig Poster!
    Spudnik Press will publish your design! We’ll make you one edition of screenprinted posters, up to 18”x24” with 3 colors on a paper stock of your choice!

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    Private Screenprinting Workshop for you and 6 friends:
    Spend an evening with your friends at our studio, learning to print, with one of our talented teaching artists. Choose from printing note cards, art prints, t-shirts or tote bags. All materials are provided. Private workshop can be scheduled most Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evenings.

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