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Mary Sherwood Brock We the People
Face mask is requested

Photo lithography Workshop (Pronto Plates) for the Paper Boat Flotilla

Friday 27 May 2022
10am – 5pm

With Mary Sherwood Brock and Alessia De Bortoli

Participants will be guided in the realization of this practical new technique using polymer litho plates, also called “prints plates”.

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We will explore how to realize the plates, then ink and print and then how to use the plates with different printmaking techniques to make colorful multi-plate prints.
Participants will be able to choose from a selection of prepared polymer plates that will be available to ink and print during the workshop. The preparation and inking is similar to lithography in the printing process.

Photo polymer plates are a wonderful addition to use with other techniques such as intaglio, relief and collagraph, to make color prints.

For this course, participants will create 2 prints, one for each side of the paper, similar to the prints in the Paper Boat flotilla, on view now in the SGgallery. Once the prints have dried, we will demonstrate how to fold your prints to create a “paper boat”, and welcome to join the flotilla in the SG Gallery!

Participants are welcome to send an image for their paper boat photopolymer plate; all images must be Black and White or Grayscale JPEG images ( no color images ) and sized for A3 paper, by Monday May 23rd.

Mary Sherwood Brock
A graduate of the Boston Museum School (SMFA) and Tufts University, with a Masters of Fine Art in Painting from UCLA. Along with two traveling scholarship in 1979, she was awarded an NEA Artists Grant and a Printmaking and Painting Fellowship from the Artist Foundation of Massachusetts in 1985. She founded Artist Proof Cooperative Print Studio in Cambridge MA. in 1980, which was honored by the Boston Public Library with an exhibition and catalog “Proof in Print; a community of printmaking studios” for it’s contribution to the development of the painterly print in Boston, in 2000. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has had notable exhibitions at L.A.C.E., Jan Baum Gallery, the Brand Art Gallery and at the LA Municipal Art Gallery, where she also curated the historic exhibition, “Connections; LA Printmaking 1962-1973” with research on the impact if printmaking on Los Angeles. Her recent curatorial work includes the ongoing traveling international print exhibition, “ImMigration Project” for LA Printmaking Society, which has been installed in Texas, Venice Italy and last January in Los Angeles at Self Help Graphics and includes over 145 artists from North America and Europe. It will travel to Australia and South Africa in 2021. Her latest curatorial installation, “Paper Boats” will be on view in May 2022 at the SG Gallery of the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica.

Mary Sherwood Brock
830 1/2 N Citrus Ave
LA CA 90038

Face mask is requested

Terms of Participation

• The maximum number of participants admitted is 8.
• If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the Workshop may be cancelled. In this case, the participants will receive a full refund of the participation fee.
• The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica is a School and Studio for Artists. All of our participants are expected to abide by the rules that are provided at the beginning of each workshop.
• The use of presses and working tools is strictly prohibited without the supervision of our qualified staff. The Scuola is not responsible for any injuries that may occur as a result of not following our rules.
• Lunch is not included in the cost of the Workshop

• Materials are included.

Registrations cancelled up to 20 days before the start of the Workshop will receive a refund equal to 50% of the participation fee. Thereafter, no refunds will be paid by the Scuola. Cancellations must be communicated by email to