Cat Head Press

Printshop and Artist Cooperative

Drink n ink: Image transfers

thursday May 10th 6-9pm

Guest artist Erin K Drew will be joining Cat Head for this special edition Drink N Ink where all materials will be provided to create one of a kind collaged image on paper or wood.  Erin will teach everyone the found image transfer process famously used by artist Robert Rauschenberg.  Transfer images onto paper and wood while enjoying a beverage and meeting new pals. 

Age: 21+ BYOB, all materials provided but you're welcome to bring own collage materials.

Fee: $10, visit the payments page to pay in advance or pay at the door on the 10th. 

Digital File Prep for screenprinting

saturday May 12th 10:00am-1:00pm (digital demo) 1:00pm-6:00pm (open studio to print)

age: 18+

This one-day workshop, taught by CHP director and artist Liz Wierzbicki, will arm even the most “non­techy” person with digital arsenal of skills needed to prepare their drawings, photographs, and designs into layers for screenprinting, Students will better understand color modes and when to use each of them (CMYK, Greyscale, Bitmap and Duotone). Students will learn tricks for separating an image into multiple layers and adjusting contrast, levels and curves to create high-contrast black and white images from scanned drawings.

Through hands-on file editing, students will practice using a variety of tools to help plan and visualize multilayer prints and create crisp darkroom-ready stencils. Students will then have an opportunity to translate a digital file into a print by having access to open studio time in the shop.

The class will focus on Photoshop and students will bring their own computers with photoshop (we do not have shop computers for use)

Fee: $60 (this includes the studio fee to use the shop until 6pm after the digital lesson in the morning)

to register please visit our payments page

***prerequisite required:

must have taken intro to screenprinting workshop at cat head or certified in screenprinting at cat head press.  This workshop does not teach you the screenprinting process, only the digital file preparation.  

Intro to Screenprinting:MAY

Sunday MAY 20th 10:00am-6:00pm

Age: 18+

This will register you for the April Intro to Screenprinting workshop taught by CHP Director and Artist Liz Wierzbicki. The workshop will be held from from 10am-6pm on Sunday, May 20 at Cat Head Press, which is located at 2834 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201 behind Pia Urban Cafe. If you would like to print on t-shirts, please bring your own. Otherwise, all materials are provided. Just bring your ideas and get ready for a day of printing. 

This workshop will qualify participants to use the screen printing facilities during open studio hours. 

Fee: $125 (includes materials necessary to print on provided paper)

To register for this workshop, go to the payments page.

Hardcover Bookmaking

thursday June 14th and Friday June 15th 6-9pm

age: 16+

In this hands-on, two-day workshop students will be guided through a fun and approachable process for making their own hardcover journal, taught by Chelsea van der Meer of Yonder Bound Books.  This class will equip students with a complete understanding of the materials, tools, and techniques for making a hardcover book. All materials are provided along with tips and tricks to create beautiful books at experience necessary!

Fee: $100

To register for this workshop go to the payments page.

Introduction to Lithography

Saturdays June 2nd, June 9th and June 16th 10:00am-1:00pm

age: 18+

Come learn the process of lithography where the immiscibility of oil and water become visual poetry. In this 3-day workshop, taught by CHP director and artist Liz Wierzbicki, students will create an original edition of prints off of a lithographic aluminum plate.  No experience required, all materials provided.  Must be able to attend all three sessions. 

Fee: $200 (includes materials)

To register for this workshop go to the payments page. There are only 4 spaces available for this workshop so save your spot today!

Private lessons

Do you want to learn a specific printmaking process? Do you have a specific project you are working on that you need assistance creating? Does the screen printing workshop not work in your schedule but you still want to learn how to screenprint?  Then consider taking a private lesson with Director, Liz Wierzbicki.  Contact Liz at for details, questions and to schedule a lesson.