In this workshop, Libreria’s in-house print specialist, Jess Fogarty, will guide you through the inky fine art of risograph print making. You will learn how to conceptualise, design and print 25 of your own editions of risograph ‘zines, using 3 different colourful inks.
We introduce the class with an exercise to familiarise participants with the technique, playfully experimenting with texture, inventing new forms, shapes and patterns. This will be followed by printing your two colour design on the risograph machine.
You will then select and create a theme for your 'zine, based on Libreria's uniquely curated bookshelves, which are arranged according to broad themes like 'Ways of Seeing', ‘The Sea and the Sky’, ‘Mothers, Madonnas and Whores’, ‘The Future of Life and Death’, ‘Brain and Being’ and ‘Time and Space’. Participants will research their chosen themes in depth and draw inspiration from our bookshelves, with help from Libreria's in-house experts.
After choosing a ‘zine format (from: 8 page 'saddle stitch' / 14 page 'accordion fold' / 16 page 'trombone bind' / 26 page 'accordion fold') and ink colours, you will work from a template on InDesign to create your publication.
Please note all materials are provided for – as is a bottle of chilled beer as a reward after all this hard work.
We will take 30 minutes as a lunch break at 1.30pm.
This workshop is perfect for all people looking to nurture their creativity through risograph printing. However, a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign is necessary to get the most out of the class.
Information and Requirements
Enjoy a 10% discount books voucher with this workshop.
A laptop installed with Adobe InDesign*, and a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign is necessary.
*If you work from a desktop computer at home and are without a laptop, drop Jess an email email@example.com to see if we have one available.
Tickets are non-refundable. However, purchase holders are able to transfer to a third party.
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