What we're about

This is a place for artists to expand their artistic knowledge and explore new media. Let's meet at workshops, free film screenings, artist talks, and other events. Get inspired, meet other artists, and don't be limited by the knowledge you currently have. Learn etching, screen printing, woodworking, ceramics, monotype from the figure..... If you enjoy our community, you can even get 24/7 access to all our facilities (called the Institute of Fabrefaction). Let's make some art!

Upcoming events (4)

Monotype Monday

The Compound Gallery

$30.00

$30/person. Beginners to advanced printmakers! Come hang out and make monotypes with us. Use our Griffin Series IV etching press 66″ x 40” printing bed and our smaller Griffin press. We will provide basic etching ink, oil paints, brushes, soaking tray, and beveled plexiglass. You bring your own paper. Please make sure you bring printmaking paper that can be soaked in water (not necessarily watercolor paper). If you want, you can bring your own brushes, and watercolor, acrylic, or special inks of your choice. We will be on hand to guide you if you are new to printing, and experienced printers can get right to work. If you have never been to Monotype Monday and need instruction, please come right at 6pm. If you have been before, you can drop in anytime after you pay.

Power of the Press Poster Workshop

The Compound Gallery

$75.00

Date: Sunday, February 24th Time: Noon-3pm Instructor: Mary Mortimer All materials included (paper, ink, gloves, aprons, etc.) Participants must be 18+ Let's make some posters! Using large scale wood type and flatbed presses we will print bold message posters. Bring ideas and be open to collaboration. This 3 hour workshop will include a hands on opportunity to use antique movable wood type to create your own posters. If time permits, you will be able to print at least 10 posters. The class will consist of a brief demo, hands on printing, and clean up time. Mary Mortimer is a printmaker and studio artist at The Compound Gallery and Studios. Her travels have brought her to print in Detroit, Wisconsin and Santa Monica - anywhere she can forage among the wood type of others. She holds a BFA in Illustration from SVA in NYC and has studied poster making with many famed printers - among them Amos Kennedy, Alan Kitching, Kevin Bradley, Claudio Rocha and Dennis Ichiyama.

RISO OPEN PRINT NIGHT

The Compound Gallery

$45.00

Curious about risograph printing? Have a band flyer that would look great printed in purple? Bring your questions and a small project to print. Artist Amy Burek will be available to assist with basic printing on a Risograph RZ220. Bring hard copies of any print-ready images (designed in black and white or converted to grayscale) on 8.5”x11” paper. Don’t have anything ready to print? Materials will also be provided for spontaneous art making. Each participant will have the opportunity to print an edition of 15 one-color prints. Black, navy blue, teal, purple and fluorescent orange inks currently available (although subject to change).

RISO OPEN PRINT NIGHT

The Compound Gallery

$45.00

Curious about risograph printing? Have a band flyer that would look great printed in purple? Bring your questions and a small project to print. Artist Amy Burek will be available to assist with basic printing on a Risograph RZ220. Bring hard copies of any print-ready images (designed in black and white or converted to grayscale) on 8.5”x11” paper. Don’t have anything ready to print? Materials will also be provided for spontaneous art making. Each participant will have the opportunity to print an edition of 15 one-color prints. Black, navy blue, teal, purple and fluorescent orange inks currently available (although subject to change).

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Art Factory Tour

The Compound Gallery

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