Author and illustrator Cecilia Ruiz led our third RISO Printing Workshop of 2019. Our workshops are open to all proficiency levels and offers experienced printers a chance to advance their approach to the medium.

In this series, Cecilia shared how she works with color, line and photo modes and offered hands-on collaging drills and design critiques. Attendees learned the fundamentals of Risograph printing operation and techniques. Together we experimented with shapes and values to create a custom 11x17 print to take home.

Workshop included:

- 1:1 instruction on how to use and design for the Risograph printer

- 10 final prints on French Paper cover stock per person

- Five colors options: green, blue, purple, black and neon pink (only two colors per print)

- All materials (including 11x17 french paper and stock for final prints)

- Light refreshments and snacks

Participants were welcome to come with art, or design on the fly.

Cecilia is an A/D/O Workspace Member. To learn more about the A/D/O Workspace and membership opportunities, please contact

What is Risographic printing?

Risograph printing is a cross between screen printing and photocopying. The Riso printer gives you all the wonders of screen printing and more – bright colors, overlapping inks, beautiful textures, charming mistakes and a handcrafted look.

About Cecilia

After obtaining her BFA in Graphic Design from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, illustrator and graphic designer Cecilia Ruiz decided to challenge herself and furthered her expertise by receiving an MFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. After falling in love with the city (and a man), she now calls New York home, and welcomes the challenge and fire-in-the-belly it provides. Some of her clients include The New York Times, Fast Company, Penguin Random House, Shiseido, Hunter Douglas and August Journal among others. She has written and illustrated three books. The Book of Memory Gaps, published by Penguin Random House in 2015; A Gift from Abuela, published by Candlewick Press in 2018, and The Book of Extraordinary Deaths, published by Penguin Random House in the fall of 2018.

To see her work, visit

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July 23, 2019
6:30 pm — 9:30 pm

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