Riso #1: Hands-On Riso – Spring 2024

Event Info

This one day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Monday, March 11, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

  • Monday, March 11, 6–9pm

This is part one in a series of four Riso workshops in Winter/Spring 2024, designed to build skills and familiarity with the process. This session is a prerequisite for participation in any of the upcoming sessions. Please be advised that a 10% discount will be automatically applied at checkout to registrations for any three or more sessions.

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on October 4th, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

Hands-On Riso is an introductory workshop that will familiarize you with all the manual processes of the Riso; from switching drums to refilling masters, you will know exactly how to treat the machine safely. You’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on experience and become confident and at ease with operating the Riso.

You’ll gain insights into its origins, evolution, and the reasons why artists and creators worldwide have fallen in love with this unique printing process. To make your experience even more memorable, you’ll collaborate with fellow participants to create a collaborative two-ink poster that will serve as a tangible souvenir for you to take home. Participation in this workshop is required to participate in further sessions, as well as to be eligible to do the Riso Certification in order to use the machine independently.

Fun Fact: Risograph printers use soy ink made from vegetable soybean oil, which is more environmentally friendly than ink that is petroleum-based.

Required Materials:

All materials will be provided by CBA

About Eva Parra 

Eva Parra is a researcher, educator and printer. She is part of the curatorial collective Indisciplinadas where she has developed exhibitions such as No room for books and soft [cover] revolution. She is the co-founder of Calipso Press, a printing studio, publishing label and artistic collective established in 2015 in Cali, and since 2022 based in NY. Calipso hosts a residency program oriented to expanded publishing and printing experimentation. They have participated in Art book fairs such as NYABF, UNFOLD Shanghai, Libros Mutantes Madrid, Rrreplica México and curated contemporary art projects such as Post Digital Mimeography (Colombia Biennale, Pereira, 2016) and A Sketch for the Future (Miriam Gallery, New York, 2022).


All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on March 4th at 11:59pm. Tuition for this workshop is 105 + a $25 materials fee.

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