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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!


LENGTH: 3 hours
DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 1:30-4:30 PM
COST: $85 + taxes, 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level or above
LOCATION: Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

In this new workshop, learn about the basics of Risograph printing, including process and format, and create your own two-colour Risograph prints. The workshop will take place against the backdrop of the current CUAG exhibition focusing on print, Open Edition.

The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the print process, the resurgence of the Risograph machine within graphic art and design circles, and examples of work from international print artists and on view at Open Edition. You'll then work with cut-outs, collages, drawings and text to create your own artwork. Each participant gets to print one design in two colours x 10 copies.

All materials will be provided, or you may bring your own art making materials (e.g. markers, ink and brushes, pencils, 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 shows featuring Risograph work through the series Prints & Inks, and has interviewed and visited the studios of dozens of leading Risograph 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.