Instructor: Anna Hoberman
July 30 - August 3
9am - 12pm
Open studio 12- 4pm
Grab a clipboard, a few polyester plates, a biro or sharpie pen, and let’s head out to sketch the beautiful Cape scenery. Back in the studio, sketches will be transformed into multiples by printing them lithographically on press or by hand. Are you already a printmaker? Great! Pronto Plates work well with several other print mediums, but specifically monotype, silkscreen, watercolor and chine-collé. Bring a selection of papers (decorative or plain) or fabrics to experiment with. If the surface is flat and inert it’s perfect for pronto printing. Polyester plates have been available since the 1990’s and are popular in the offset industry. The big advantage of the ‘pronto’ or ‘smart plate’ is minimal processing; the plates can go directly from the artist’s hand or computer-laser printer/ copy machine to the printing press. Polyester plates are typically coated on two sides with an adhesive clay that is water loving (hydrophilic.) The drawn, or printed image blocks water when sponged to accept ink. Pronto Plate Lithography is a non-toxic process.
Anna Milena Hoberman, b. New York City; lives and works in Brooklyn and Truro. Anna is a Skidmore graduate and Tamarind-trained professional printer, with her MFA from Brooklyn College. Anna’s prints and installations have been included in print exhibitions at the IPCNY and Silvermine Art Center and at the Museu do Douro - Portugal. Anna’s recent print editions draw attention to our encounters with multiples and highlight an innate desire to personalize and make objects unique. In addition to running her own lithography studio, Afternoon Editions, Anna has worked alongside master printers at Island Press, Solo Impression, Milestone Graphics and The Lower East Side Printshop. Anna is an adjunct professor of printmaking at New York University and Parsons - The New School of Design.