RISO Workshop

September 23, 2017 | 10:00 am to September 24, 2017 | 4:00 pm
This event is now sold out!
Illustrators have always been pushing the envelope of print technology and at the forefront of printed matter. 
From bookstores to Etsy shops, MoCCA to SPX, comic-cons, book fairs and beyond, the Risograph duplicator has seen a resurgence in the past few years as a low-cost spot-color, “one-stop-shop” print production medium of choice for illustrators, designers, graphic novelists and visual storytellers world-wide. The Risograph duplicator has become a vital print production tool among the illustration, cartooning and printmaking community for its use as a low-cost, high-yield medium for experimentation, collaboration and self-promotion. This technology fuses analog and digital printing techniques, combining the vibrant colors of silkscreen printing with the speed and automation of digital and offset printing.
In this boot-camp style workshop students will be given a rigorous 2-day introduction to this medium on how to use it effectively as a tool for self-publishing. We will explore mark making, color and form through the risograph reproduction, along with how to approach color separation, pagination, and self publication through the Risograph printing process. 
This workshop is exclusive to the Society of Illustrators - seating is limited. Each student will receive training to operate the Risograph duplicator. Students are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks and a few dry-medium drawing tools. Continued access to the RISOLAB facilities can be purchased for an additional fee upon successful completion of the workshop.
Visit for more information on the RISOLAB’s facilities, open-access fees and resources.
Location: RISOLAB, School of Visual Arts, 136 W. 21st Street, 11th Floor
Date: September 23 - 24, 2017 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM 
Instructor: Nathan Fox, Illustrator/Artist/Comic Book Guy/ Chair, MFA Visual Narrative at SVA
Admission: $150 Members | $175 for Non-Members SOLD OUT!! Email to be added to the wait list, or visit SVA's Continuing Education to view a full list of available courses.
NOTE: This course is limited to 13 people. Reservations required. Includes access to the RISOLAB only; access to additional SVA printmaking facilities is not included.