Riso #3: Duotone Riso Printing

Event Info

This two-week, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Wednesdays, October 25 and November 1, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

  • Wednesday, October 25, 6–9pm
  • Wednesday, November 1, 6–9pm

This is part three in a series of five Riso workshops, designed to build skills and familiarity with the process. You can register for any or all of these workshops. 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 18th, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:


Join us for an exciting workshop that delves into the fascinating world of Duotone and Two-Color Riso Printing! This hands-on creative journey will take you through two distinct and captivating approaches to producing visually striking images using just two colors.

Discovering the Power of Layers:
In the first part of the workshop, we will explore the art of working with layers, a versatile technique that finds great application in collage and illustration. Through practical exercises you will learn how to expertly compose multi-layered images, allowing you to craft captivating visual narratives with depth and complexity.

The Allure of Duotone Photography:
The second phase of the workshop will immerse you in the captivating world of Duotone photography. Duotone involves the application of just two contrasting colors to create stunning and evocative photographic images. You will gain insights into the theory and aesthetics behind Duotone and learn how to use this technique to transform ordinary photographs into extraordinary works of art.

Each participant will walk away with 20 copies of their unique two-color print.

This workshop is part of a series, previous workshop attendance or some Riso knowledge is needed to participate. 

Required Materials:

All materials will be provided by CBA. Participants will bring their laptops with adobe suite or other Image processing software. 

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 October 18th at 11:59pm. Tuition for this workshop is $210 + a $25 materials fee.

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