Imagine a space where you can spend an afternoon screen printing your own band merch? Or finally learn how to use a Risograph machine to print your own zine? Maybe you want to enroll in a class; maybe make an etching or a woodcut? It can be difficult to find the space and amass the needed tools and learning the techniques is another huge hurdle. Today in Los Angeles, there is one place where you can attempt to do all of that and more. Nestled in Chinatown, sharing a space with an art book seller A.G. Geiger, 4 artists run a communal printmaking studio called Printshop LA. These artists come from diverse backgrounds with personal art practices that dovetail with the mission of the shop. It reflects the vitality of LA’s art scene where artists often have to join forces to make an impact and create opportunities. By combining business models, they not only enhance their individual practices but also extend a lifeline to artists and the public who would love to share their equipment and resources. Printshop LA is Michelle Miller, Jayse Caitlin, Sean Hernandez and Dave Kloc. I welcome three of the four founding members today where we’ll talk about their pursuit of making printmaking accessible in Los Angeles.
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Press Friends aka Sean Hernandez
Heavy Gel aka Jayse Caitlin
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