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This summer, PW will be hosting a mobile print studio in different public spaces around the city. Watch out for a Risograph 101 Workshop, a publishing summer camp, a printing pizza party and more!

DIY Publishing Summer Camp - Please note event has been postponed to a later date - thanks!

  • Special two-session intensive summer camp
  • Learn about DIY publishing, from formats to design to printing to binding, culminating in a collaborative artist book/zine to take away
  • Add to your creative tool box and get hands-on with techniques such as simple silkscreening, Risograph printing and saddle stitch binding, all in one weekend
  • Includes all materials
  • Space is limited, open to all creative levels.

LENGTH: Two sessions, 4.5 hours each
DATES AND TIMES: Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, 12:30-5:00 PM each day
PRICE: $195 + taxes, 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level or above, includes all materials
LOCATION: Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

PW presents a special workshop series: Learn about the basics of DIY publishing in this two-day intensive summer camp. We'll cover formats, design, printing, and binding, culminating in a collaborative zine with your own silkscreened cover and discussion on how to share your work. This camp will take place against the backdrop of the current CUAG exhibition focusing on print, Open Edition.

In the first session, participants will study contemporary artist books and zines from around the world, assemble their own analogue pages using collage, text and drawings, and experiment with paper stencil silkscreening to create cover pages.

In the second session, participants will focus on editing and page sequencing, printing and reproduction using the Risograph machine, collating pages from all participants, and simple binding techniques to put the collaborative zine together. Information for how to share works will also be discussed.

All materials will be provided, or you may bring your own art making materials (e.g. markers, ink and brushes, pencils, magazines, collage materials, etc.). Open to all creative levels.

Facilitated by Melanie Yugo, print artist and co-director of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (, whose Risograph and silkscreening work is part of Open Edition. Melanie has developed programming and led workshops on graphic art, most notably silkscreening, at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as across Canada, and internationally. She has researched and written on the resurgence of the Risograph machine for various publications, curated print and artist book shows through the series Prints & Inks, and has interviewed and visited the studios of dozens of leading printers around the world.

Please note this workshop takes place at Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive). CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator. Please note the temporary entrance to the St. Patrick’s Building during construction. See the Visiting tab and Directions on the web site for a map and details as the tunnel-level and main entrances to the St. Patrick’s Building (which houses CUAG) are temporarily closed due to construction.

After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

We can accommodate group workshops. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at or 613-791-1152.