Stone Lithography Summer
2 - 4 July
Stone Lithography, the original (and best!) type of lithography is still favoured by many artists. Find out why. 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 class 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
Image: Duncan Marquiss
Course Times Saturday-Monday 10am-5.30pm
Tutor Alastair Clark
Suitability This workshop is open to both experienced practitioners and beginners
- Summer Courses
- 2 July 2022
- Print Studio
- Adult 16+