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A Hybrid Intro to Riso Zines

Within this class, each student will be receiving an introduction to Risograph process, history, and printing, via making 2 color, 1 page cut zines. We will focus on creating organic images utilizing the scanner bed of the Riso with the added emphasis of layout, structure, and progression inherent within publication.

This class is a hybrid class, including online and in person opportunities, depending on people’s preferences. The first two sessions of the class will be online lecture, sharing, and experimenting. The third session, for those who opt for in person, will involve an in person printing day in Chute Studio to produce each student’s zines. For students who opt for a fully only/remote option, Zach will be producing each student’s zine for them.

Students will receive 50 copies of their zine as well as exchange sets of zines from other students in the class.

Please note that the in-person sessions are limited to 16 students. They will have the option of attending one of two, in-person sessions on October 4th 6pm-10pm OR October 10th 1pm-5pm. Each session is limited to 8 people for Covid Safety reasons. Please reach out to classes@kala.org with any questions.

Members receive 10% off!

  • Tuition: $250
  • Location: Online & Kala Community Classroom
  • Instructor: Zach Clark
  • 3 Classes
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 — October 10, 2021
  • 6pm — 8pm


About the Instructor:

Zach Clark is an Oakland, CA based artist, educator, and publisher. He received his BFA from University of Illinois Chicago, and MFA from University of California Davis. His work is rooted in locational memory and is based in the intersection of printmaking, photography, and publication. Baseball makes him emotional. He publishes as National Monument Press, a publishing project focused on supporting uniquely American stories through small edition printed matter and curatorial projects, completed largely through collaboration with other artists. He is a board member of the California Society of Printmakers, and one half of Chute Studio, an East Bay Riso studio. He has shown in galleries and fairs, has work in collections, and eaten croissants across North America.