Discover the Art of Riso Printing
Introducing the Weekend Riso Printing Workshop: Unleash your creativity and explore the captivating world of Riso printing with my brand-new workshop. Join me for a weekend of artistic discovery, where you’ll delve into the Riso process, experiment with vibrant colours, and bring your ideas to life. With all materials provided, this immersive experience offers a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow in a small group setting.
Riso printing is a unique technique that creates stunning layered designs, akin to screen printing. My studio has its own Riso machine, allowing you to immerse yourself in this fascinating art form. With four vibrant colours at your disposal – bright orange, blue, black, and bright yellow – you’ll have the freedom to express your creativity and bring your visions to reality. Furthermore, my Riso uses Soy based inks, ensuring an environmentally friendly approach to your artistic endeavors.
The process of creating your designs is refreshingly low-tech, utilizing paper, collage, and drawing techniques that can be easily scanned and printed. Imagine the possibilities! You can create beautiful prints, personalized stationery, unique wall art, or even experiment with zines and booklets. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the versatility of Riso printing. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting your creative journey, this workshop is perfect for anyone eager to delve into the world of printmaking.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn, create, and connect with fellow artists. Join us at the Weekend Riso Printing Workshop and discover the joy of this captivating technique. Reserve your spot today and unlock a world of artistic possibilities.
What will you do on the Riso print workshop?
You will be introduced to the Riso machine and see the colourful inks and drums available. We will do a some test exercises first so that you can get used to how the process works and try a few different drawing techniques. Then you will be able to develop your own artwork using a range of materials, all of which will be provided. There will be lots of support and advice and then you will get to see the Riso Machine printing out your very own designs. This is a playful and experimental 2 day course test out Riso printing in a more indepth way. You’ll get a tour of my studio and the opportunity to look through some of my art work to help you develop your own ideas. You will be able to have 10 prints of your favourite design created over the weekend. More can be printed and prices will be explained on the workshop.
Who will I be taught by?
You will be learning from me! Fiona Wilson, studio owner and print maker. I have been working with printmaking and teaching for the last 15 years both in my studio and at Staffordshire University and I love being able to pass on new skills and inspire others. My approach is friendly and relaxed and I believes everyone can be creative. You can read all about me here
All materials are provided
I am more than happy for you to bring along you own art materials and art work as inspiration or to work from. Any drawings or design you have will need to be A3 or smaller and in greyscale. Please don’t bring anything on a USB or hard drive as I can’t print from them. I will have lots of paper, pens and pencils for you to work with.
Who is this Riso print workshop suitable for?
This is a weekend course, and might suit those who have already taken my half day Riso workshop, but it is still good for beginners or experts who are new to the process of Riso printing.
Where is Leek, Staffordshire?
Leek is just on the border of the Staffordshire Moorlands and Derbyshire, just below Buxton. Its a vibrant market town with lots of independent shops, including a chocolatiers, an artisan bakery and some fab antique shops. There is no train station though, the nearest train station is Macclesfield and there are buses from there to Leek. There are plenty of places to stay from the Premier Inn and several Air bnbs and bead breakfasts in Leek and a wide variety of pubs and drinking holes! There are a number of car parks and some free on street parking on and around Leonard Street where the studio is based. Once you have booked your place – I will be in touch with more details for the day.
– Weekend Riso Printing Workshop: Explore the Riso process in detail, develop ideas through collage papers, drawing, and printmaking, and experiment with the vibrant colours of Riso.
– Small Group Workshop: Work closely with me in a small group setting, ensuring personalized attention and guidance throughout the workshop.
– Riso Printing: Experience the unique effect of Riso printing, which creates layers of colour similar to screen printing. Our studio is equipped with a Riso machine and offers four colours (bright orange, blue, black, and bright yellow) to bring your designs to life.
– Environmentally Friendly: The Riso machine uses soy-based inks, making it an eco-conscious choice.
– Low-Tech Process: Create your designs through the use of papers, collage, and drawing techniques that can be scanned and printed.
Cancellations – can be made with 4 weeks notice for a refund, or transfer to a new date
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