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Let’s Make a Zine! A Riso Zine Making Workshop with Kate Bingaman-Burt

September 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

$10 – $50
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

It’s zine making time! Dive into all things zine with Outlet and zine queen Kate Bingaman-Burt! In this virtual workshop we’ll explore zine history, types of zines, talk about where to find zines, how to share them, and experiment with different zine formats (including the versatile and ubiquitous one page zine)—also we’ll spend some time actually sort of DEFINING what a zine is for those who are new to this amazing medium for sharing ideas and knowledge! Kate will give tons of prompts, tips, and inspiration to take those ideas and turn them into a tangible lovely THING.

Depending on the workshop ticket tier you choose, this class culminates in making a collaborative zine that is riso printed and mailed to you!

Supplies Needed

  • A laptop or similar smart device with Zoom downloaded.

  • Blank paper or a sketchbook (we’ll also provide a zine page template before the class).

  • Your favorite darker mark making tools (colors closer to black, dark blue, red, and green work best with the riso—try to stay away from yellows and other light colors).

  • We encourage you to try using only analog tools for this workshop (working with your hands and getting messy is part of the fun!) but you can also use your favorite digital tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, Procreate, etc.

  • Not required but also fun: collage materials and cut paper to play with!

Skill Level

  • Open to any level of zinester—from I’ve-never-even-heard-of-a-zine to I-have-my-own-personal-zine-library!

  • Prerequisite: this class uses risograph printing for the final product, so some riso experience is highly recommended. If you haven’t taken our Riso Basics workshop that’s a great place to start!

Workshop Fee & Ticketing

To make this workshop as accessible as possible, we’re offering several tiers of participation based on what folks can afford. The ticket price is donation so please input your price at check out.

Tier 1: $10 to $24

  • Access to the full online Zoom workshop.

Tier 2: $25-$50+

  • Access to the full online Zoom workshop.

  • Digital downloads (including presentations, zine templates, guides, and collage materials)!

  • Each Tier 2 participant will make and submit a zine page that will be incorporated into a group zine with the rest of the class and printed in one ink color on our risographs! Participants will have a week to complete their zine page, and will get a copy of the printed zine mailed* to them.

  • Anyone buying a ticket for $50 or more gets a free sticker sheet and one of Kate’s daily drawing zines!

  • *We are not able to ship internationally at this time.

Your ticket fee helps keep our small print business afloat during these uncertain times. We can’t thank you enough for supporting us!!

Next Steps

  • After you register and pay your ticket fee you’ll get a confirmation email from Eventbrite.

  • If you don’t already have an account, sign up for and download Zoom and make sure you’re able to log on. If you’ve never used Zoom before you can find tutorials here.

  • After registering for this workshop you’ll get access to our online event page, which has info about accessing the Zoom room on the day of the workshop.

  • Click the online event page link a little before 10am PST (UTC-8) to give us time to check you in and then we’ll get started!

About the Space & Instructor

Outlet is a risograph print shop, community maker space, and the studio of Kate Bingaman-Burt. We host workshops, pop-up events, and other projects and offer an array of services from printing, button making, binding, and more! We’re also the home of a zine library and tons of art supplies, making tools, and collage materials. When not socially distancing we also rent our space and offer in-person open hours when folks can print, make buttons, and hang out. Outlet is based out of Portland, Oregon and was founded in 2017.

This workshop is lead by illustrator and educator Kate Bingaman-Burt and Outlet’s studio manager Leland Vaughan.

Kate mostly draws, letters, documents, and collects, but she also does a lot of other things that involve energy, conversation, and exchange. As a critical component of her creative practice, Kate is a full-time educator and makes illustrations for all sorts of clients all around the world. She is an Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University. Kate owns Outlet which hosts workshops, pop-up events and a risograph print studio. She also sits on the board of Design Portland and has been scheming with them since 2012.


September 18, 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$10 – $50
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Portland, OR 97207


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