Columbia College Chicago


The Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago offers classes to the community at large, designed for those who wish to study book arts in a non-degree seeking program. Most classes require some experience.  Our community class instructors are working professionals in various book arts related fields and come from all over the country. All community classes are held at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1104 South Wabash, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60605.

General workshop and registration information

Cancellation Policy

Picture of Letterpress Ink
Student in the DarkroomPicture of Letterpress Student
Photography © John Boehme

Summer 2016

Chicago Letterpress Maintenance Workshop

DATE: Thursday, June 2nd and Friday, June 3rd, 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M
WHERE: The Center for Book, Paper, and Print
1104 S. Wabash Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

COST: $275 (Current Columbia MFA Students $150 & Alumni $200)
$25.00 Deposit to hold your place

REGISTER: 312.369.6864

This is an essential workshop for serious letterpress printer/artists with the top expert in the field. Paul Moxon is a studio letterpress printer, itinerant teacher and author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources. He is also website editor-in-chief for the American Printing History Association, a recent Newberry Fellow and a former Rare Book School Fellow.

This two-day workshop is a lecture/demo developed for artist/printers to guide them in the proper care and adjustment of Vandercook presses. This information is applicable to other brands such as Asbern, Challenge, and Reprex. Participants need not be mechanically inclined, but should have some familiarity with proof presses, and may handle tools and press parts.

Questions: David Jones -

Cancellation Policy

Full payment is required with registration and is processed immediately. Fees will be refunded if the class does not meet its minimum enrollment. If you cancel ten days or more before your class begins, we will charge a $20 cancellation fee. If you cancel less than ten days before the class begins we will keep half of your fee and return the other half. Refunds will be processed approximately three weeks after cancellation. No-shows will not receive any refund. All fees are non-transferable. There will be a $20 fee for all returned checks and declined credit cards. After your class, if you are unable to pick up your artwork, you may have the Center mail you your work for a $10 shipping and handling fee. The Columbia College Center for Book & Paper Arts happily accepts Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover, personal checks, money orders, traveler’s checks and cash. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Gallery Hours

Tues-Sat, 12-5pm
Thur 12-7pm



After a summer-long shutdown for renovations, our galleries and studios are once again open for business! We hope you can visit us soon.

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