Pronto plates are flexible lithographic printing plates that allow for great experimentation in the development of visual vocabulary and mark making. Images can be drawn directly on to pronto plates using a variety of materials, and digital imagery can also be incorporated, offering the artist and printmaker the possibility of exploring permutations between traditional and digital drawings. This workshop seeks to develop and extend the language of print through innovative uses of the pronto plate lithography process. We will explore hybrid printing processes and combine pronto plate printing with monotype/monoprint techniques using both oil based inks and water soluble materials. In this workshop we will focus less on the repetition of an image and more on its constant transformation by practicing a variety of printing strategies, layering techniques, color separation, and registration methods.
About the Workshop
About Catarina Coelho
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Catarina Coelho is a mixed-media artist whose drawings and printmaking work explore the subject of landscape as a testimonial site of the human interaction with a territory. In her latest body of work, Coelho explores the permutations between drawing and printmaking, and focus on ideas of space and journey attempting to reveal the poetic and philosophical aspects of both concepts.Catarina Coelho studied painting and printmaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, Italy. She also studied Philosophy of Art at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, and received an MFA in Printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Since 2004, Catarina Coelho has been exhibiting her work in Portugal, Spain and in the US. and is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the 2D Department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. she was recently granted the A.R.T. Fund from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.
July 29-August 4, 2018
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