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VIRTUAL Risograph Basics with Outlet!

July 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$15 – $100
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Welcome to our Risograph Basics course: a printing, collage, experimentation, and mark making extravaganza! Get to know Outlet and our RISO sisters (Barbara, Janet, Corita, and Tina) and learn the basics of this fun and unique print method with Kate Bingaman-Burt!

IMPORTANT: Due to social distancing this class will be taught virtually via Zoom—more info on that below!

About the Workshop:

Want to learn what Risograph printing is? Want to meet others who do too? Join us to learn all about the basics of the Risograph in our two-color introduction workshop. The workshop will kick off with a Show & Tell of exactly what a Risograph can do with a printing demo, print and zine samples and a general exploration of how we can get the best results from this amazing printing machine.

We are new to the virtual workshop format so this will be a bit of an experiment! While we don’t anticipate any issues, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we transition this very hands-on workshop to this format. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Supplies for the Workshop:

  • A laptop or similar smart device with Zoom downloaded (Create an account and download Zoom here for free:

  • Blank paper or a sketchbook.

  • Your favorite black and gray mark making tools.

  • 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.

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: $15 to $39

  • Access to the full online Zoom workshop.

Tier 2: $40 to $64

  • Access to the full online Zoom workshop.

  • All downloadable materials (including presentations, guides, swatches, and templates).

Tier 3: $65 to $100

  • Access to the full online Zoom workshop.

  • All downloadable materials (including presentations, guides, swatches, and templates).

  • One 2-color 8.5×11″ print edition of your workshop print shipped to you! You’ll receive a set of your own prints plus one of each other Tier 3 participant’s prints—your own starter print collection!

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 we’ll send you a confirmation email.

  • 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 a tutorial on joining a meeting here.

  • 24 hours before the event you’ll receive an email with more details, including the Zoom meeting link you’ll use to log into the workshop.

  • Click the link a little before 10am PDT (GST 0700) 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.


Portland, OR 97207


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