Intro to Risograph Printmaking

Join our Riso tech & educator extraordinaire Noelle Dillman in learning the basic mechanics of how the risograph printer works. We will delve into the history and uses of this specialty analog/digital stencil-based printmaking device, covering: color drums, masters, ink, how the stencil is made, and printing using the scanner bed vs. network printing.

Each participant will print their own 8.5 x 11 2-color print to take home and use as a reference for future printing.

This workshop serves as a certification session for WCCW Workspace Members to gain access to the print lab equipment, as well as an informative skill share for all who are interested in the mysterious workings of this special machine.

Noelle Dillman is the Print Lab Educator & Technician here at the WCCW. Noelle is a designer, printmaker, and educator who lives in Los Feliz, by way of Boston, MA and Portland, OR. She got her education in Intermedia studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art, and her practice involves many mediums including new media installation and sound technology. She has worked with various public arts organizations, including the Independent Publishing Resource Center (Portland, OR),  to advocate for accessibility in art and design, as well as teaching people of all ages. She has also worked as a curator and a printmaking studio supervisor. Contact: noelle@wccw.us

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact info@wccw.us at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email info@wccw.us to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email info@wccw.us for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.