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POSTPONED Riso Workshop. Both In Person and Online Options. Sept. 13th + 27th, from 7pm - 10pm PST

$300.00 USD - $500.00 USD
  • POSTPONED Riso Workshop. Both In Person and Online Options. Sept. 13th + 27th, from 7pm - 10pm PST
  • POSTPONED Riso Workshop. Both In Person and Online Options. Sept. 13th + 27th, from 7pm - 10pm PST
  • POSTPONED Riso Workshop. Both In Person and Online Options. Sept. 13th + 27th, from 7pm - 10pm PST
  • POSTPONED Riso Workshop. Both In Person and Online Options. Sept. 13th + 27th, from 7pm - 10pm PST
  • POSTPONED Riso Workshop. Both In Person and Online Options. Sept. 13th + 27th, from 7pm - 10pm PST

Hi! I'm postponing this workshop until further notice. Will let you know asap when I find a better time! Thank you!

This is a limited space, 2 day workshop where attendees will learn how to design an image for Riso in the way Natalie does, see the machine print several different pieces and get a chance to print their own designs. This is not just a Riso basics class but an educational resource with feedback, file editing and a closer look at how to print on the Riso side by side with Natalie. This is the perfect workshop for anyone wanting to learn the strengths and weaknesses of Riso and how to make it work for their style of image making.

This workshop has three different tiers for three different workshop opportunities- whether you’re in Los Angeles and interested in coming in or if you’d prefer a virtual option, there is an option for everyone to get a more robust understanding of the Riso process and how to best utilize this machine for layered artwork.

I’ll be joined by Riso extraordinaire Printed Pony @printedpony to help get files in ship-shape for printing on the riso so you’ll have a better understanding of what the Riso needs and likes! Natalie Center AKA Printed Pony has hosted several workshops before so they’re here to help with any Riso hiccup that may come up during your workshop experience.

On DAY ONE discover with other print-loving peers how Natalie utilizes Riso to create the magical color combinations that encapsulate the world of her illustrations. Observe inspiration, ask questions, and gain an understanding of her process of ideation and creation. For higher and in-person tiers, you'll have the chance to apply your newly acquired Riso insights by submitting a 2 color design to be printed on the Riso. You'll receive a round of one-on-one feedback on your designs to get them ready for print before DAY TWO of the workshop- the big printing day! For lower tiers you'll be able to watch the printing process live and ask questions. Higher tiers will be able to print in person, guided by both Natalie and her assistant Printed Pony. Attendees will take home their prints or have them mailed, plus they'll go home with lots of extras- like printed and digital Riso resources, mis-registered prints and the potential for trades with the other attendees, which is highly encouraged (but not required).

Knowledge of Photoshop and making digital layers is required (procreate knowledge is ok, but I'll be exclusively working in Photoshop). Workshop dates are Tuesdays September 13th + 27th, from 7pm - 10pm PST (workshops for the weekend/earlier in the day will be available later this year when it's cooler out and we can keep the doors open in the studio all day). Masks are required for in-person tiers.

***If you're looking for an all in one Riso step by step WITHOUT the live component check out Natalie's Riso workshop for Gallery Nucleus below! The price point is lower and you can watch it any time! It just doesn't include the live printing, personal feedback or option to make your own design: https://www.gallerynucleus.com/detail/33439/

There are three different options for this workshop:

~~~ WITCHY Tier: Online + In Person- File Set Up Assistance + Printing. Limited to 4 attendees. $500. This tier includes:
A. a virtual introduction to Riso on September 13th with Riso loving peers. Riso basics, Natalie's Riso file breakdown, Q+A. If you'd like to come in for this first half as well that's totally cool! Please write in the comments if you'd like to come in for this session as well.
B. educational resources and file prep assistance when making your own two-color image for Riso. Both Natalie and Printed Pony will be helping you with designs, Printed Pony will be checking designs to make sure they're ready for print. This will happen through email between September 14th-26th to give you a week to make the print and a few days for edits if needed.
C. Attend in-person at Natalie's Los Angeles studio to see Natalie and Printed Pony print your image on the Riso on September 27th. Watch as everyone makes their work as well, learn from each other as Natalie helps each person print and see the myriad of interpretations of the same Riso file set up. Masks are required, there are two big double doors to the courtyard in my studio that we'll keep open for airflow and if anyone needs to eat or drink they can go into the courtyard. Non-alcoholic drinks will be available.
D. guarantees 20 well-registered prints of your work, including mis-prints, extras and printed resources from the studio. Students are encouraged to trade prints in person as well!

~~~ FAIRY Tier: Online Only with File Set Up Assistance + Prints Shipped. Limited to 5 attendees. $500. This tier includes:
A. a virtual introduction to Riso on September 13th with Riso loving peers. Riso basics, Natalie's Riso file breakdown, Q+A.
B. educational resources and file prep assistance when making your own two-color image for Riso. Both Natalie and Printed Pony will be helping you with designs, Printed Pony will be checking designs to make sure they're ready for print. This will happen through email between September 14th-26th to give you a week to make the print and a few days for edits if needed.
C. watch and comment while Natalie and Printed Pony print your image on the Riso on September 27th. Watch virtually as everyone makes their work as well, learn from each other as Natalie helps each person print and see the myriad of interpretations of the same Riso file set up.
D. guarantees 20 well-registered prints of your work, including mis-prints, extras and printed Riso resources from the studio. Includes domestic shipping. $20 international shipping.

~~~ DEMON Tier: Online Only (no file/no personal print, only virtual Q+A for both sessions) - Limited to 10 attendees. $300. This tier includes:
A. a virtual introduction to Riso on September 13th with Riso loving peers. Riso basics, Natalie's Riso file breakdown, Q+A.
C. watch and comment while Natalie and Printed Pony print images on the Riso on September 27th. Watch virtually as everyone makes their work as well, learn from each other as Natalie helps each person print and see the myriad of interpretations of the same Riso file set up.
D. Get exclusive digital riso resources.

Timeline:
September 12th: Deadline for participants to sign up.
September 13th: Workshop DAY ONE 7pm-10pm PST: Virtual Riso introduction + Q&A throughout! Receive resources for printing with Riso and file set up.
September 14-26: Work on files, get feedback, fix files as needed for print.
September 27th: Workshop DAY TWO 7pm-10pm PST: Printing! Q&A throughout!

When checking out:
- Please choose only one of the workshop options below.
- Please put your email address in the 'notes' section when checking out and triple check the email address spelling!
- If prints will be shipped to you, please provide your mailing address.