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The Big and Colorful Pronto Plate

Nancy Diessner
Saturday & Sunday, December 2-3, 2017, 10-5
$275 non-members $245 members
$30 materials fee includes plates, ink, and paper

This workshop is full.  Call to put your name on the waiting list.

Pronto Plate printmaking is a simple form of lithography, and is one of the most direct methods of making prints with photographic, drawn, or painted imagery. These plates are inexpensive and fairly easy to print. Often, the plates are printed in just a single color, but this workshop is intent on making colorful prints with these plates. In this workshop we’ll work with LARGE Pronto plates to explore many exciting image-making possibilities. We’ll immerse ourselves in color through two easy methods: by painting with Akua ink over the rolled up Pronto plates and by layering plates rolled up in different colors. We’ll focus on mark making and drawing to develop the key plates for this process, and then can expand beyond those techniques to create smaller plates that can be cut up, shaped, and collage-printed with the larger plates.

This workshop will focus on drawing and painting on the surface of the plates, but a few photographic components (smaller collaged elements) can be integrated if desired.  This workshop welcomes both the beginner and the experienced printmaker.