Riso printing is commonly used for making prints, comics, zines, posters, flyers, and cards. The riso printer looks a bit like a photocopier and uses rice paper stencils and drums of soy based ink to create mono-coloured layers, similar to screen printing. It is vibrant, distinctive and has lots of room for experimentation.
In this three week Thursday evening course, you will learn about this fun and colourful medium, and develop your own multiple colour prints. It is an opportunity to get to grips with riso printing at a slower pace, or realise a project that will need some dedicated time. You can expect to come away from this three week course with a mixture of experimental and finished pieces.
This course is suitable for any level, if you a beginner you will learn the basics of riso printing and if you have printed before you can use the time to work on a project you have in mind or to experiment further.
You will use materials like inks, pens, pencils and collage to build layered prints using lightboxes. You are welcome to bring in previous work of your own, or any collage materials you’d like to incorporate into your prints.
If it is your first time riso printing you will make a two-colour A4 print before moving on to futher work which can be up to A3 and use more ink colours.
At Artbox London we have a one drum risograph printer and our ink colours are fluorescent pink, yellow, red, green, blue and black. We also have guillotines and long arm staplers for trimming and stapling.
There are 5 places on the course.
Artbox London is a registered charity and social enterprise supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to create, exhibit, sell and license their artwork. All profits raised from this workshop will go towards supporting the charity and our artists.
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Day: Thursdays 6-9pm
Course Dates: 4th/11th/18th November 2021
Length of course: 3 hours per session
Location: Artbox London Studio
All materials supplied