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Pronto Plate Printmaking

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Pronto Plate Printmaking
$ 197.00
4 available

An In-Studio Workshop!

Saturday, September 17, 10am-4pm

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About this Workshop:

Pronto plate, or polyester plate printing, was developed for the offset printing industry, but since then, artists have figured out a variety of techniques including direct drawing, photocopying on the plates, and toner washes for subtle layering with these plates. Learn how to create dynamic prints utilizing this non-toxic process and chemistry/chemical-free process. 

Level: All levels welcome – no previous experience necessary

Registration closes September 8, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.

Sample images by students of Matthew McLaughlin


Registration includes a $35 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including plates, ink, newsprint, tape, and tools. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:

  • Sharpie markers, a few in varying sizes/widths
  • At least 3 sheets of 22″ x 30″ cotton rag printmaking paper (recommendations: Arnheim 1618, Rives BFK, Pescia, or Somerset Satin.)
  • (optional) A personal apron or smock


Matthew McLaughlin is a mixed media artist and curator whose work explores the human relationship with their environments and spaces, both physically and psychologically. He received his BFA degree in Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design and his MFA degree in Printmaking from Arizona State University. Matthew has had solo exhibitions in Washington, DC and Phoenix, among other areas. His work has been included in group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, in commercial galleries, artist-run spaces and museums. He has received numerous awards including the Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Award 2016 in Works on Paper. His work is in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Zuckerman Museum of Art and various universities, along with private collectors. He has curated for numerous national exhibition spaces including the American University Museum in Washington, DC. Learn more about his work at www.matthewtmclaughlin.com.

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