For the last two weeks, the mobile printing studio known a “Drive by Press” has been running a workshop in Norman at the OU School of Art. I have been lucky enough to participate in this workshop to help learn all those techniques that let print makers do what we do. Check out the pictures that will be at the bottom of this post. The workshop is run by Joseph Velasquez, Greg Nanney and John Hancock teaching the workshop and doing an amazing job.
Drive-By began with an etching press in the back of a truck and a small collection of prints, and now have three three mobile operations visiting over 260 schools visited with 250,000 miles traveled. They have also collected one of the largest contemporary collections at well over 2000 prints and growing. They educate students in various techniques, and current trends in printmaking. DBP also sells woodblock prints and t-shirts. There style can be described best as old school with the process being based on the 800-year old technique of wood-block printing.