Spinning a Tale

A Storytelling-Through-Zine-Making Masterclass

by Cé Simonis

Professional artist and risographer Cé Simonis will be taking us through a two day workshop on the relationship between image and text and the power of storytelling in the cosy environment of the Typewronger Studio.

During this class, you will discover innovative & fun ways of waking up your ideas and inspiration. Cé will guide you through the whole process of creating your zine from start to finish, showing you varied examples of word/image relationships for analysis and inspiration and sharing various technical tricks to make sure your finished work really pops when we print it from our risograph machine.  The class will be taught to a small group, with plenty of opportunities for you to receive personal advice and assistance in the development of your own word and image zine practice.

At the end of the class, you will go home with 40 copies of your own zine printed on our riso machine. You will have the opportunity to chose from our various paper stocks which include our standard Context Natural, but also our popular Loop papers such as Milkweed. We currently have eight ink drums - black, bright red, sunflower yellow, green, blue, purple, fluro-pink and metalic gold. 

More About Cé

Cé Simonis is a Belgian and Scottish author illustrator who currently lives in the woods of the south of Belgium with partner C.A. Hiley. Together they run the risograph studio riso des bois.

studied illustration at the Académie Royale des Beaux Arts in Liège and  the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Saint Luc Liège in Belgium and Accademia di Belle Arti di Perugia, Italy. They completed teacher training in Belgium. and trained as a printmaker in Edinburgh, where they also taught in various institutions including Edinburgh College of Art and the National Museum of Scotland. 

Cé's work has received several prizes and awards. Their graphic short story 'The Return' was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2021 and their artist book ‘My Brass Band’ was highly commended the 2022 edition. Cé was artist in residence in Oksnes in the Vesteraalen archipelago in Norway with AiRV in 2022, and at Inspace (Edinburgh) in 2020 and Planet Labs (Berlin) in 2021 for art+science residencies. 

Cé loves making their own books on the riso machine - expecially graphic poetry and short illustrated stories. They also like working with gouache and writing longer poetic-epics.

When not drawing, Cé loves walking in the forest, swimming and making up silly songs.

Dates & Price

The workshop will take place 

8/2/24 - 9/2/24 


10am-5pm each day

with a break around 1pm. 

We'll be providing tea and coffee-making facilities and some pastries, however you should either bring your own lunch or ask us for advice on local eateries. All materials (paints, pencils, light boxes, paper etc.) will be provided though you are of course welcome to bring your own materials if you prefer - be aware in risography all design work is done in black and white as the colours come from the ink drums in the machine. There will be the opportunity to stay past 5pm if required.

This two day course is 


You can sign up in store or click here to buy online!