Steve Garst developed and made hundreds of Provisional Press kits as an inexpensive and accessible tool for letterpress printing when shop access was a challenge for many. In his quest to make printing materials more accessible, he has mastered the use of non-traditional and easy-to-source toy, craft, and hardware store materials such as Lego, linoleum, and craft letters. The eye-catching results speak for themselves. This Long-Distance Letterpress workshop will have you pilfering from the Lego bin and hitting the local craft store for weird and wonderful printing materials of your own.
In this online workshop, Steve will demonstrate how he prints with Lego, linoleum, and craft store finds on the Provisional Press and gridded base. Along the way, he’ll demonstrate techniques for adjusting the height of various materials for optimal printing. Join us for another information-packed, interactive Long-Distance Letterpress class as we learn about:
This class may be taken alone or in conjunction with Long-Distance Letterpress: Provisional Press Building.
This workshop consists of a live demo with ample time for questions, no tools or advance preparation is needed. You’re welcome to join whether you have letterpress printing experience or not.
This workshop will be useful whether you own a Provisional Press, or you’re interested in learning how to print on any cylinder proofing press with unconventional, easy-to-source materials.
All of PiP’s classes are live and unrecorded — you’ll find it’s a lot more fun and interactive this way. They are closed captioned using Zoom’s Live Transcription feature.
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