This workshop is an introduction to basic techniques of working with Pronto polyester plates. It is a versatile and flexible medium; plates can be created at home, in the studio, plein air, or in class. Using freehand drawing and painting methods as well as photo imagery from a laser printer or photocopier, students will learn to create beautiful lithographic prints. Class is tailored to both beginning and advanced students. Some printmaking experience is helpful but not required.
Frances Valesco has a B.A. from UCLA and M.A. from California State University Long Beach. She has taught at City College of San Francisco, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, and University of California Berkeley. She has appeared nationally on numerous panels about printmaking and community art and she has written numerous articles on technology and the art making experience. Her work is in collections that include the New York City Public Library, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, CA, Galeria Nacional, San José, Costa Rica, and many others. Recent art residencies include Art Print Residence, Arenys de Munt, Spain, Guanlan Printmaking Base, China, and Babayan Culture House, Ibrahimpasa, Cappadocia, Turkey. http://sites.google.com/site/francesvalescoart/