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Summer 2021: RisoLAB Revival 

After being closed to the public for over a year, the RisoLAB team is thrilled to announce our reopening to on-site printing and workshops beginning in July 2021! We will be offering a six week Open Lab Access option available for anyone who has previously completed an in-person class or training at the RisoLAB in the past. In-person Continuing Education and Undergraduate classes will resume in the Fall 2021 semester.

To find out more and hear about our Summer 2021 RisoLAB and Visual Narrative classes, join us on Wednesday, May 12th from 6:30 to 8 pm at a Virtual Info Session via Zoom where RisoLAB and Visual Narrative faculty will be presenting their classes and discussing their work. REGISTER HERE

Students who completed an online RisoLAB Remote Series course over the past year are eligible to sign up for our two session, eight hour follow up Bootcamp Training workshop, which will cover the technical skills involved in hands on Risograph printing. This workshops includes six weeks of RisoLAB access which can be utilized over the summer semester or applied to the first or second half of the Fall 2021 semester.

The RisoLAB Remote Series classes will once again be offered this summer! This suite of online classes that will focus on the design, file preparation, and conceptual work that goes into preparing a Risograph print project. In our online Intro, Zine, and Mini Comics Risograph courses, students will be guided through a range of technical presentations to give them the skills to prepare their work. Instructors will show examples from the work of other Risograph based artists, printers and publishers, work by other students, as well as their own creative practice, while providing a solid art historical framework to inspire and contextualize contemporary Riso print as used by artists from every creative background.

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Bootcamp Training Workshops

 

RisoLAB Boot Camp Intensive (July 10-11)

  • Course Number: VNC-2613-C
  • Instructor: Wren McDonald
  • Schedule: Sat, Sun Jul.
  • Hours: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Details: 2 sessions/$175
  • Studio Fee: $175

Course Info

Available to those who have completed an online RisoLAB Remote Series course, in this intensive students will develop a toolkit of Risograph printing skills. The basics of operating the Risograph will be covered, including how to change drums, proper registration, manipulating printing speeds and technical settings to avoid printing mistakes. Through print demonstrations and hands-on exercises, students will gain a working knowledge of how to achieve the best result in translating their digital and analog designs into vivid and striking Risograph prints. Upon completion of this boot camp, students will have access to the RisoLAB for the remainder of the Summer 2021 semester or a six-week period during the Fall 2021 semester.

PREREQUISITE: VNC-1578, RisoLAB Remote Series: Intro to Riso Print Design, or VNC-2240, RisoLAB Remote Series: Zines and Small Publishing, or VNC-2363, RisoLAB Remote Series: Mini Comics.

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RisoLAB Boot Camp Intensive (August 7-8)

  • Course Number: VNC-2613-D
  • Instructor: Panayiotis Terzis
  • Schedule: Sat, Sun Aug. 7-8
  • Hours: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Details: 2 sessions/$175
  • Studio Fee: $175

Course Info

Available to those who have completed an online RisoLAB Remote Series course, in this intensive students will develop a toolkit of Risograph printing skills. The basics of operating the Risograph will be covered, including how to change drums, proper registration, manipulating printing speeds and technical settings to avoid printing mistakes. Through print demonstrations and hands-on exercises, students will gain a working knowledge of how to achieve the best result in translating their digital and analog designs into vivid and striking Risograph prints. Upon completion of this boot camp, students will have access to the RisoLAB for the remainder of the Summer 2021 semester or a six-week period during the Fall 2021 semester.

PREREQUISITE: VNC-1578, RisoLAB Remote Series: Intro to Riso Print Design, or VNC-2240, RisoLAB Remote Series: Zines and Small Publishing, or VNC-2363, RisoLAB Remote Series: Mini Comics.

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Open Lab Access

Summer RisoLAB Access

  • Course Number:
  • Instructor:
  • Schedule: Jul. 6-Aug. 15
  • Hours: Availability based on RisoLAB Schedule
  • Details:
  • Studio Fee: 200

Course Info

The RisoLAB is dedicated to the philosophy and practice of independent self-publishing. It provides the opportunity for creative expression, offers an understanding of the print production process, and encourages collaboration in the production and publishing of student projects. RisoLAB access includes use of the Risograph duplicators for self-publishing and printing, as well as small-format bindery tools, paper trimming equipment, inks, tools and resources, along with tech support. Students who wish to work in the Lab must have successfully completed RisoLAB’s Risograph training or a Risograph course.

Note: Students who had access to the RisoLAB during the Spring 2020 semester and received a credit can apply this credit by signing up for summer access using this link.

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In-Progress Courses

RisoLAB Remote Series: Introduction to Digital Print Design for Riso SU_21

  • Course Number: VNC-1578-OL
  • Instructor: Panayiotis Terzis, Artist, Illustrator, Printer. Owner, Mega Press; Co-Founder & Manager, SVA RisoLAB. BFA, MFA, School of Visual Arts.
  • Schedule: Mon., Jun. 7-Aug. 2
  • Hours: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Details: 8 sessions; 2 CEUs $280
  • Studio Fee: 0

Course Info

Through online lectures and slide presentations, students will receive technical training in print design for the Risograph process. Feedback and guidance will be given through group and individual critiques. An overview of Risograph printing and its range of printing techniques, as well as examples of Risograph and printmaking-based work will be included. Each student will prepare a portfolio of various Risograph projects in the form of print editions, zines, cards, promotional fliers, and other projects formatted for the Riso print process as well as presentation in digital form.

NOTE: After completing this course, students will be eligible to sign up for a RisoLAB Boot Camp Intensive – an in-person Risograph training workshop – that allows access to our facilities to print their Riso projects developed in this course. All students with an active registration in this online course will be given free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This course is fully online and offered through synchronous sessions during the listed course hours.

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RisoLAB Remote Series: Mini Comics SU_21

  • Course Number: VNC-2363-OL
  • Instructor: Instructor: Wren McDonald, Illustrator, comic artist
  • Schedule: Weds., Jun. 9-Aug. 11
  • Hours: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Details: 10 weeks; 2 CEUs $280
  • Studio Fee: 0

Course Info

The goal of this course is to create narrative-based mini comics, formatted for the Risograph. Students will experiment with writing and drawing short comics, and explore the process of Risograph printing and zine assembly. We will analyze comics not only through written and drawn techniques, but also through color, physicality and printing techniques. This course is for students who are interested in creating comics, as well as producing thoughtful, tangible art objects. Students will complete a mini comic, formatted for Risograph printing.

NOTE: After completing this course, students will be eligible to sign up for a RisoLAB Boot Camp Intensive – an in-person Risograph training workshop – that allows access to our facilities to print their Riso projects developed in this course. All students with an active registration in this online course will be given free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This course is fully online and offered through synchronous sessions during the listed course hours.

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RISOLAB Remote Series: Zines and Small Publishing SU_21

  • Course Number: VNC-2240-OL
  • Instructor: Panayiotis Terzis, Artist, Illustrator, Printer. Owner, Mega Press; Co-Founder & Manager, SVA RisoLAB. BFA, MFA, School of Visual Arts.
  • Schedule: Tues., Jun. 8–July. 27
  • Hours: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm EST
  • Details: 8 sessions / 1.5 CEUs $280
  • Studio Fee: 0

Course Info

How to use Risograph effectively as a tool for self-publishing is the focus of this course. Students will be guided through the process of designing and preparing artwork in digital formats that will be ready to print. After a comprehensive introduction to the Risograph medium, we will explore color, form, layout and pagination, and how to communicate ideas in book form. Assignments will act as conceptual sparks for exploring new directions. Students will prepare print files for several print and zine editions, and will receive feedback on their work in group and individual critiques. In addition to technical instruction, examples of Riso-based publications from across the small publishing underground will be viewed and discussed, and we will trace the history of the zine and self-publishing impulse from Thomas Paine to the printmaking revival of the 2000s. Students will discover that producing a simple pamphlet in an edition can be an empowering act.

NOTE: After completing this course, students will be eligible to sign up for a RisoLAB Boot Camp Intensive – an in-person Risograph training workshop – that allows access to our facilities to print their Riso projects developed in this course. All students with an active registration in this online course will be given free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This course is fully online and offered through synchronous sessions during the listed course hours.

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RisoLAB Hours of Operation (July 6th-August 15th)
  1. Monday
    Closed
  2. Tuesday
    Closed
  3. Wednesday
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  4. Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  5. Friday
    12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  6. Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  7. Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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