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Swappin’ Stories: Riso Books Made to Share with Ashley Hairston Doughty

July 22 - July 26

| $350 – $1200

Swappin’ Stories: Riso Books Made to Share – Ashley Hairston Doughty

Dates: July 22 – 26, 2024
Studio: Multipurpose Room
Tuition: Sliding Scale, $350-$1200
Lab fee: $125
Class limit: 6

Every person has a unique history—a collection of experiences that define our views of the world. Let’s share some of those one-of-a-kind stories with one another! In this workshop, you will work to build confidence and curiosity in exploring your own history, trajectory, and existence to a point where you are comfortable sharing with others. Start by gathering evidence of your lived experiences—photos, journals, sketches, objects, and more—and then translate your own stories and memories into distinctive, shareable pieces produced using the Risograph. Throughout the week-long workshop, we will discuss methods for creating content for your books, explore techniques for printing on the Riso, and analyze different book structures to find the best outlet for your narratives. One-sheet, movable, 3-dimensional, and multipage bookbinding techniques will be demonstrated. By the end of the week, you’ll have a collection of zines, paper toys, and books not only of your own creation but from your fellow participants, as well.

In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a $150 nonrefundable deposit. WSW offers a sliding tuition model for the Summer Art Institute, and you can pick your desired tuition level from the drop-down menu at check-out. If you are in a position to pay full tuition or more, we request that you do so. The pay-as-you-can model is not based on tax returns or documentation, rather your self-determined capacity to pay. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis, and you can read about our refund and cancellation policies here.




Ashley Hairston Doughty

Ashley Hairston Doughty is a visual storyteller, explaining personal experiences through verbal and visual language. Although trained as a graphic designer, Ashley’s artwork often crosses multiple media, including typography, illustration, writing, fiber and materials, and book arts. She shares and encourages such art-making as an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work is included in the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, and the Special Collections of Brown University, Smith College, and the University of Iowa. She has received awards from the Caxton Club, the College Book Arts Association, and Arion Press. She holds a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


July 22
July 26
$350 – $1200
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