This workshop invites participants to explore printmaking in a new way by using lego tiles to create geometric, colorful letterpress prints. Create representational designs and abstract patterns piece by piece, utilizing a variety of lego tiles as building blocks or pixels. Participants will learn the basics of inking and printing color-by-color on a letterpress proofing press, and will walk away with a collection of of their own rich, tactile single- or multi-color art prints, plus one print each from everyone else in the workshop.
No letterpress, printing, or lego experience necessary. All are welcome!
About the Instructor: Josh Dannin is an artist and printmaker based in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Working primarily with relief and risograph print processes, he is interested in the intersection between modern technology, traditional craft, and mass production. Dannin runs Directangle Press, a small printshop that specializes in letterpress and risograph printing and publishing. He co-edits Power Washer Zine: a semiannual publication about screenprinting that asks soft questions and thinks hard thoughts.
In addition to running group workshops at Directangle Press, he teaches printmaking, letterpress, and design at Saint Anselm College and New Hampshire Institute of Art. Dannin has a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University. His printed and bound works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally.