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INTRO TO RISOGRAPHY
with James McPherson
Learn to traverse the line between analog and digital printmaking with a risograph printer. Participants will learn best practices for file preparation and output, use of a risograph printer, and printing and registration. Each participant will come away with the knowledge to print on a risograph and a 1 or 2 color print.
Participants should have an image in mind or completed prior to workshop. Prior experience with photoshop and screenprinting is a plus but not necessary.
JAMES MCPHERSON is a painter and printmaker working Richmond,Va. He is the lead printer for Clown Kisses Press, a risograph printing press, and spends his time trying to make as many zines and books as possible.
RISO-PRINTED STAB-BOUND BOOKS
with Jake Lahah
In this class, students will work with the risograph to make completed Japanese stab bound books/zines. We’ll go over how to use the risograph and the binding method to make a completed edition of 20 books. Participants should come to class with an idea in mind and some drawings or photographs to work from. The instructor will work with you on concept, design, and structure to make the book a completed work of art.
JAKE LAHAH received his BFA from George Mason University in Printmaking in 2017. He has shown his work around the D.C. area including exhibitions at the Torpedo Factory Target Gallery, the McGuire Gallery at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, George Mason’s Fenwick Gallery, and Gallery 130 at Western Carolina University. His studio practice is centered around artist books and is one of the founding members of George Mason’s self-publishing collective, TEN09. He currently lives in Richmond where he continues his printmaking practice at Studio Two Three.