Make Your Own Wall Art: Chicago Edition

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Do you love Chicago architecture? What if you could make your own Chicago wall art featuring your personal favorite photo? Ditch the stock photo of Navy Pier in favor of your favorite neighborhood marquee, the Chicago skyline from your own rooftop vantage point, or seasonal foliage along the 606.

With the support of Spudnik Press artists, create your own unique handmade ready-to-hang artwork featuring your own Chicago photograph. Students will learn tricks to transform their personal photograph into a bold and graphic screenprint on canvas. This afternoon workshop introduces the process of using a darkroom to create a screen from a digital image, mixing a custom ink color, and printing a design onto fabric.

After printing, students will choose from two finishing styles, either stretching the canvas around stretcher bars or add grommets to complete their artwork. Students are asked to bring a black and white 10” x 10” 300 dpi digital image. Thick unbleached canvas is provided.

Pro Tip: Grab your camera and take some photos of your own. It’s not cool to download copyright protected photographs.    

What to Bring

10” x 10” 300 dpi black and white digital image

Minimum age

All ages welcome

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Founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium, Spudnik is committed to being an approachable and affordable print shop where professional printmakers merge with aspiring students; a space that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas.


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    Lizzie C.
    Reviewed on 01/30/17

    Lots of freedom in creating my own art

    Lots of freedom in creating my own art

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