ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Pronto-plate lithography affords the artist the opportunity to make images using traditional drawing techniques and media as well as using photographs. Printmaking with Pronto-plates has the advantage of being a more user friendly, accessible, and safe method of lithography. Initially designed as a cheaper alternative to aluminum plate in commercial printing, it has now been embraced by the fine art printmaking community.
In this 3-day Pronto-plate Lithography workshop, we will investigate direct mark-making with various drawing media and transferring photographic images to the Pronto plate. Inking, over-printing techniques, Chine Collé, and paper varieties will be explored in the creation of unique, personal images. In addition, students will gain an understanding of general printmaking procedures, graphics studio practices, and safety protocols. Students will be encouraged to participate in ongoing discussions about composition, formal and conceptual elements/ideas, motivation, presentation, and contemporary prints and printmakers.
No prior printmaking experience necessary, but a commitment to artistic exploration is required. Ages 16+
April 22, 23, and 24, 2022; Friday-Sunday, 9 AM–4 PM
$360 ($330 tuition + $30 lab fee)
To address COVID concerns and ensure the safety of all, the WSA Board of Directors requires all students, instructors and staff be fully vaccinated before coming to the school campus and to be masked at all times in the office and studios. All studio classes and workshops will have reduced number of students and maintain social distancing. Additionally, air purification systems have been installed in all of the studios, office and gallery.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Joan Ffolliott received her BFA from the University of Washington in sculpture and printmaking. She went on to earn her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and was a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for emerging artists. Joan has exhibited her work in numerous shows around the country and she is included in many private collections. In addition to teaching at RISD, Sonoma State University, and Wheaton College, she is currently a member of the faculty at SUNY Ulster Community College, the Woodstock School of Art, and the owner of Ffolliott Design. She lives and works in Malden-on-Hudson, New York.