Introduction to Risograph

A yellow letter 'A' against a black and white abstract background

Image © Julia Utreras


Introduction to Risograph

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  Monday 13 November 2023
Monday 20 November 2023

  5.30 – 8pm

 At the Bodleian Old Library

 £150 (concessions £120), places limited

This event has been cancelled.

About this course

Learn to prepare work and print on the risograph machine in the historic setting of the Bodleian’s letterpress workshop in Bodleian Old Library.

In this course, instructor Julia Uteras will introduce you to the basics of designing, preparing and printing on the risograph machine.

Risograph is a stencil duplicating process. The risograph machine makes this an accessible method of creating multiple copies of colourful zines and posters.

In the first session, you will be introduced to the basics of risograph, and design and create a collaborative poster. In the second session, you will use two-colour printing to create your own 8-page zine.

What you will take away:

  • understanding how a risograph works and how to prepare artwork for it
  • understanding how to select paper
  • understanding printing settings and artwork preparation
  • understanding of what zines are and how to create one.

By the end of the sessions you will have a collectively designed poster and your own zine.


The class will meet in the printing workshop, Schola Musicae, Bodleian Library. The room is accessible via a ground-floor entrance. Please report to the Bodleian Library Great Gate, accessed from Catte Street, upon arrival.

Schola Musicae, Bodleian Old Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Ticket and booking information

Full price: £150
Concessions: £120 (Oxford University and Oxford Brookes students, GLAM staff and volunteers).

When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.


Julia Utreras is printmaker, book designer and facilitator based in Oxford. Their practice is centred around the use of accessible tools and found materials to create images or visual narratives. Clients and collaborators include Young Woman’s Music Project, FIG studio, the Old Fire Station, Green Arts Oxfordshire Network, the Bodleian Library and the Ruskin School of Art.

 Wheelchair access

The Schola Musicae is wheelchair accessible.

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