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Pronto/Mono Mash-up

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print by Nancy Doniger

print by Nancy Doniger

Nancy Diessner and Joyce Silverstone
Saturday & Sunday, October 25-26, 2014, 10-5
$285 non-members $255 members
$30 materials fee due the first day of the workshop.

In this team-taught workshop, you’ll be approaching Polyester Plate (Pronto)  printmaking with a monotype attitude, combining lithography with painting, drawing, and collage in creating your prints. Pronto Plates are thin lithographic plates that feel and look a bit like vellum, but are one of the simplest, most direct, and versatile methods of making lithographic prints.

For this workshop, we’ll focus on drawing directly on the Pronto Plates with China marker, Sharpie, and ballpoint pen, and then develop the plates during the actual printmaking stage with Akua monotype inks by painting and rolling and drawing with the liquid ink. We will offer ways to push this combined technique to give you surprising and very personal results. This workshop encourages those who love to draw and paint and print to try this new and fresh combination. This workshop is open to both the beginner and the experienced printmaker, and provides a creative and supportive environment for all with the support of two fantastic teachers.