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West Town, West Side
1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302
Btwn N Wolcott Ave & N Wood St
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Logan Kruidenier

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this printmaking class:

The Risograph is an automated duplicator from Japan that efficiently produces offset-like prints in a variety of saturated colors. Though not originally intended for artistic application, the machine has recently gained traction (and notoriety) in small-press culture for its distinct look and efficiently as well as being rather finicky.

This workshop will walk students through the fundamentals of risograph printing for making books and fine art prints, and familiarize students with techniques to best reproduce their imagery. Students will become acquainted with the mechanics of the printer and learn basic maintenance, including how to change the master roll and ink. Lastly, students will learn how to best design for the risograph, taking into consideration ink drying time, ink density, paper options, registration, and patience. Everyone will leave with a three-color collaborative print produced throughout the workshop.

While students gain authorization to continue making risograph prints at Spudnik Press Cooperative, attendees are encouraged to round out their riso know-how by taking a Risography 102 workshop and/or returning to use Open Studio shortly after taking the workshop.

Please note that class fees cover tuition as well as many consumable studio supplies and most materials that students will use throughout the class or workshop.

Student Material List:  None

Location Instructions: 

We are located in the West Town neighborhood at 1821 W. Hubbard, Suite 302. You may park in the parking lot for our building, but not the one next door. You will need to use the intercom at the front door to enter the building. We're on the 3rd floor.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider.


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

For all classes, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a seat, unless specified otherwise. One-day workshops require full payment. For cancellations made at least one week prior to the first class, we can refund 50% of the full tuition, or give 100% studio credit to be used within the next 6 months. For cancellations made with less than one weeks notice, we can only give studio credit to be used within the next 6 months. No refund is available if students cancel within 48 hours of the class, workshop or lesson.


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Risography 101
Reviewed by Abigail L. on 7/5/2018
It was really informative and fun!
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Reviewed by Hams P. on 6/21/2019
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Reviewed by Cassandra W. on 6/26/2016

School: Spudnik Press Cooperative

Spudnik Press Cooperative

The Spudnik Press Annex hosts a gallery and classroom, independent studios, and shared work space for writers, bookmakers, artists, students, and others. A reference library of small press and experimental book projects is in development.


To provide facilities and services available to artists...

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