Stone Lithography - Expanded Practice (3 Day)
From Sat 4 - Mon 6 May, join us for our Stone Lithography Summer School with Master Printer Alastair Clark.
Stone Lithography, the original type of lithography, is still favoured by many artists. Drawing directly onto a prepared limestone surface gives opportunity for a spontaneous approach to mark-making. Find out how artists with wide ranging styles from MC Escher, Picasso, Jasper Johns and Kathe Kolwitz have delighted in the subtleties of the stone.
This three day course gives a comprehensive introduction to Stone Lithography and is suitable for people without previous lithography experience or for those wishing to refresh their skills. Emphasis is given to stone lithography as a drawing and painting medium, working directly on this wonderful robust drawing surface. Learn how to paint with water-tusche washes, achieving the astonishing 'reticulated washes' peculiar to stone lithography.
Initially focusing on learning the process and working in monochrome, we will explore traditional approaches to mark-making using tusche crayon and wash as well as alternative drawing methods. Learn all about processing of images on stone and how to stabilise the image for printing before taking a number of prints to show the development of your drawing at different stages.
Move on to look at how to add additional colours to produce layered colour prints. During the course we will work to aprox. A3: 28 x 38.5cm Book over a month in advance to receive 15% off the course price with our Early Bird tickets!
Course Times 10am - 5pm
Tutor Alastair Clark
- Expanded Practice 3 day
- 4 May 2024
- Print Studio
- Adult 16+