What is the course about?
Risograph printing is similar to screen printing, except that it is much less expensive to produce and is quicker - enabling you to easily create multiple copies of your work. The course explores how risograph is used by contemporary illustrators and graphic designers. We will explore different techniques and develop a short personal project with a risograph outcome.
Work will be prepared for printing in the class and sent to a professional risograph print studio to be printed for review in the final session.
What will we cover?
The course will cover the basics of risograph printing, and explore ways to separate your artwork into two layers to create a two-colour print. We will also explore the potential of risograph printing and generate ideas for a short personal project.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- understand the basic risograph process
- Work creatively and experimentally with colour overlays and misregistration
- Prepare artwork for colour separation
- Produce your own risograph prints.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners’ course. No previous experience required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Graphics and Illustration.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course will cover the cost of one professionally printed Riso print per person.
The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can progress your skills in illustration further on VK554 Illustration: stage 2 and VK400 Children's book illustration: advanced practice. You can also develop your skills on a range of illustration and design courses and Adobe photoshop and Adobe illustrator courses.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details