RisoLAB at NYABF!
The SVA RisoLAB will be exhibiting at this year’s New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS 1 in Long Island City in Queens, New York! We will be selling works by our former Artists-in-Residence as well as our first ever RisoLAB zine edition of Artist-in-Residence works. More information here.
WORKSHOP WITH STEWART WILSON
Come out to a FREE workshop with RisoLAB Artist-In-Residence Stewart Wilson!
Monday, September 17, 2018, 6-9 pm
At the SVA RisoLAB, 136 west 21st, 11th floor, NYC
RSVP HERE: risowilson.eventbrite.edu
In this workshop, artists will focus on the process of art questing over product extrusion. We will contemplate concepts of identity, motivation and relationships to materials, community and media. Ideally, the Riso printer will provide a stepping stone on our journey.
Artists should bring images and objects that relate to their present “art quest” and materials (paper, pencils, etc) for brainstorming and design plus special printing paper (if desired). Standard white paper will be provided.
Stewart is the visionary artist of the soon to be launched website – Personaland – an online global village for the arts and culture. Stewart is the artist of the Personas, his representatives form another dimension. He has created many thousands of sculptures, drawings, paintings, prints of them which have been exhibited and distributed world-wide. In addition to having been an entrepreneur and art educator, Stewart was founder and Executive Director of two non-profit arts organizations – Public Image (NYC) and Artwell Gallery (Northwest CT).
PRINT SLAM 9
Our ninth end-of-semester exhibition and print sale is one weeks from today! Print Slam 9 will take place on Friday, July from 6-8 pm, and work will be left out and available for purchase through the following day. 100% of the proceeds go right back to the artists. For more info and to RSVP, go to our event page.
Find us at the second annual Brooklyn Art Book Fair Friday, May 25th from 6-9 and Saturday, May 26th from 12-6! We will be selling work by Artists-in-Residence and giving away free color charts, bookmarks and other informative swag from the RisoLAB. Hope to see you there! For directions and more info on exhibitors and events during the fair, go to http://www.bkabf.info/.
PRINT SLAM 8
Come out to the SVA RisoLAB for our eighth end of semester Print Slam!! Books, prints, zines, posters, and printed matter of all kinds made by our Continuing Education, Undergrad and Open Lab students as well as work by former and current Artists in Residence will be for sale and on display. All proceeds go back to the artists. Find out about our summer classes and workshops and check out our state of the art Risograph printing studio in the sky overlooking downtown Manhattan!
If you can’t make it to the event, the work will remain on display and available for purchase through Friday, April 27th. See you there—
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7th:
RisoLAB/MFAVN CE FALL CLASS INFO SESSION
What is visual narrative? What is a Risograph? How do words manipulate images and vice versa? How do you self-publish comics, zines, photo and artist’s books? How is the delivery format of your story shaped by the content? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education visual narrative faculty, and see their work and their students’ work to find out.
RSVP at vninfo.eventbrite.com.
MONDAY MAY 1ST:
PRINT SLAM 5
Come out to the Fifth end of semester Print Slam at the SVA RisoLAB! Every term we cap off the end of classes with a sale of student prints, books, zines, and Riso experiments along with a pop up exhibition of Riso work from our four CE and Undergraduate classes. 100% of proceeds go directly to the artists.
This is also a great chance to check out the RisoLAB space and test out the machines. You can meet with other students who have completed their courses at the Lab and get feedback on which class to take if you’re considering sampling our curriculum.
Free and open to the public! Monday, May 1st from 6-8 pm. The SVA RisoLAB is located at 136 West 21st street, between 6th and 7th aves, on the 11th floor.
GRAD ACCESS NOW OPEN FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2017
Attention SVA MFA students! If you’d like to use the RisoLAB for your projects this semester you can get access without auditing a class by signing up for our Grad Access Fee! More info can be found here: http://risolab.sva.edu/access-reg
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH:
FALL RISOLAB/VISUAL NARRATIVE INFO SESSION!
Poster design by Assistant Lab Technician Polly Yim.
Come out to the RisoLAB on Thursday, September 8th to hear about our fall classes! Instructors will be on hand to speak about their courses. In addition, we will be presenting brand new Continuing Education courses from the Visual Narrative Department from Screenwriting to Building Interactive Worlds.
RisoLAB lead technician Panayiotis Terzis will explain the Risograph printing process and give a brief demonstration. We invite guests to bring an 8.5″x11″ piece of artwork to test out the machines for themselves.
Please RSVP Below:
PRINT SLAM III
Come out to the third semi-annual PRINT SLAM at the SVA RisoLAB! All semester long our students have been grinding away at mastering the Risograph printing process. On Thursday July 28th from 5-8 pm prints, books, zines and other projects produced by our Continuing Education and Open Access students will be on display and available for sale. Also featured is work by our two Summer Artists in Residence, Harvey Redding and Thu Tran.
Attendees will also have a chance to tour our state of the art Risograph printing studio, and test out our brand new ME 9450U Risograph Duplicators.
This event is in conjuction with the MFA Visual Narrative Open Studios, which will be happening at the same time on the 9th and 10th floors.
Facebook event page HERE
Event Bright RSVP HERE
***Image Credit: Thu Tran, 2016
Come out on May 2nd from 5:30 to 8:30 for our second semi-annual PRINT SLAM!! Books, zines, and prints by students from our three Riso CE courses and Open Access students will be on display and for sale. You can also check out our Riso ME 9450U duplicators and consider our summer courses after you see what can be done with these amazing machines. All are welcome!
Facebook event page HERE
****Poster by Patrick Crotty!
Visual Narrative Information Session
One night: Wednesday, January 13
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What is visual narrative? What is a Risograph? How does children’s book publishing work? How do you self-publish comic, zines, photo and artist’s books? What do you need to begin creating your own original content as both an author and artist, regardless of medium? How is the delivery format of your story shaped by the content? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education visual narrative faculty, and see their work and their students’ work to find out.
Facebook event page HERE.
Click Here for in depth descriptions of the courses we have on offer.
The SVA RisoLab is sponsored by the MFA Visual Narrative program at the School of Visual Arts.
SVA’s MFA Visual Narrative program is a unique low residency interdisciplinary graduate program that focuses on strong storytelling combined with compelling and powerful visual components, bringing together artists preparing to enter a wide range of creative fields, from Illustration to Graphic Design, Photography, Comics, Fine Arts and more.
For more information about SVA MFA Visual Narrative click HERE.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 136 West 21 Street, 11th Floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: NATHAN FOX, chair, MFA Visual Narrative Department, School of Visual Arts; illustrator; visual artist.
Announcing the new SVA RisoLab
Riso Demo & Open House Monday 9/21, 5-7:30PM
Join us at 136 W. 21st Street on the 11th floor. Visitors are encouraged to bring an 8 ½ x11 black and white photo, design or drawing printed out to experiment and play with on the Riso.
Learn to print your zines, comics, fliers, books and more on the super-cool Risograph!
A sparkling new Risograph printing facility is opening, brought to you by the MFA Visual Narrative department and the Department of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts, and we are kicking it off with three new CE classes. Risograph duplicator printing technology combines the vibrant spot colors of silkscreen and the high resolution and speedy mass production of offset lithography with the user-friendly automation of an advanced color copier.
Fall 2015 Risograph CE courses open for registration
Riso Printing: An Introduction/Begins September 29
Broad beginning class exploring techniques for a range of media- print editions, zines, cards, promotional fliers and other printed matter. Contact Instructor Pan Terzis, the RisoLab Technician at firstname.lastname@example.org
Riso Printing: Zines and Small Publishing/Begins September 30
A rigorous intro class with a focus on using Riso as a tool for self-publishing. Contact Instructor Pan Terzis, the RisoLab Technician at email@example.com
InFORMed by Story/Begins September 24
Despite our screen-based society, there appears to be a resurgence of playfully bound books. Students will answer the question of what a book is, and explore the different shapes, sizes, and functions inherent in book form, focusing on creating original content, and incorporating Riso techniques. Contact Instructor Pan Terzis, the RisoLab Technician at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Pan Terzis, the RisoLab Technician at email@example.com for general access and tech questions. Open studio/Project Access Request Forms to be announced shortly.
More CE Classes and workshops for Spring ’16 coming soon! – So #StayTUNED!