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They're Back! Order a Classic Brainery Tote

A full decade after we first printed them in 2012, the classic Brainery tote bag is back! This is only our second printing of these bags ever, and only 250 will be available. Your purchase will help support us during the seemingly never-ending pandemic and you'll get a super-cool tote to boot!

Order now for delivery, or pick up at the Brainery in Prospect Heights. 

The bags were designed by world-famous (seriously!) illustrator...

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Help Pop Pop!

As you probably know, we also run a cat rescue named Cat Republic, and we often take in severe medical cases. Pop Pop is our latest sick baby, and we really need everyone's help to continue to treat him. 


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Pop Pop is the sweetest old man around - he purrs the second you look at him and loves belly rubs. But poor Pop Pop has been quite sick and needs our help to get...

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Coaster + Cyanotype Supply List

Here's the supply list for our cyanotype coaster class. 

To make cyanotypes, you'll need a set of cyanotype chemicals. I like Jacquard brand, but there are many out there. 

You'll also need watercolor paper (or other art paper that can handle water). I like Canson, and 140lb paper will be thicker, while 90lb paper will be a little on the thin side. 

You can also buy pre-sensitized paper, but I find the quality of these to...

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