A3 2 Colour Riso Workshop - Saturday 16th May 2020 10am-1pm

£35.00 Sold Out

2 Colour A3 Riso Print Making at No 6 Ginger Beer Factory, Leek Staffordshire.

Riso - What is it?
Riso printing creates a similar effect to screen printing but uses a machine to Create the layers of colour. The studio has its own machine for you to come and experiment with and four colours available to create your designs with (bright orange, blue, black and bright yellow). The Riso uses Soy based inks which are environmentally friendly.

The process for creating your designs is very low tech and is based on working with papers, collage and drawing techniques that can be scanned in and printed.

What will you do?
You will be introduced to the Riso machine and see the colourful inks and drums available. We will do a test exercise with your course colleagues first so that you can get used to how the process works and try a few different drawing techniques. Then you will be able to develop your own artwork using a range of materials, all of which will be provided. There will be lots of support and advice and then you will get to see the Riso Machine printing out your very own designs. This is a playful and quick paced half day course for you test out Riso printing and provides you with the opportunity to come back and have more designs printed in the future. You'll get a tour of Fiona's studio and the opportunity to look through some of Fiona's art work to help you develop your own ideas.

Who will I be taught by?
You will be learning from Fiona Wilson, studio owner and print maker. Fiona has been working with printmaking and teaching for the last 10 years both in her studio and at Staffordshire University and loves being able to pass on new skills and inspire others. Her approach is friendly and relaxed and she believes everyone can be creative.

All materials are provided
We are more than happy for you to bring along you own art materials and art work as inspiration or to work from. Any drawings or design you have will need to be A3 or smaller and in greyscale. Please don't bring anything on a USB or hard drive as we can't print from them. We will have lots of paper, pens and pencils for you to work with.

Who is this workshop suitable for?
This is an introductory course, so good for beginners or experts who are new to the process of Riso printing.

Where is Leek, Staffordshire?
Leek is just on the border of the Staffordshire Moorlands and Derbyshire, just below Buxton. Its a vibrant market town with lots of independent shops, including a chocolatiers, an artisan bakery and some fab antique shops. There is no train station though, the nearest train station is Macclesfield and there are buses from there to Leek. If you fancy making a weekend of it - there is a Premier Inn in Leek and a wide variety of pubs and drinking holes! There is a car park just on the road where the studio is based and free on street parking on and around Leonard Street. Once you have booked your place - Fiona will be in touch with more details for the day.

Cancellations - You can cancel your place up to 4 weeks before hand and you will be refunded, after that refunds can not be made unless your place can be filled.

Still got questions?
Get in touch through the contact me page or email me on wilson.fiona@rocketmail.com