Summer Schools

Stone Lithography Summer School

Full Price: £260 per week / £210 concession.

This masterclass will explore the fascinating mark-making and layering possibilities of stone lithography. Working directly on the stones’ surface allows a direct approach to making marks and images.

Explore drawing and transfer techniques including crayon and tusche washes. Find out how to prepare stones for printing and experiment with this wonderful medium. This course gives a comprehensive introduction to Stone Lithography and is suitable either for those without previous lithography experience or for those wishing to refresh their skills. During the course each person will produce prints exploring the unique mark-making opportunities offered by the medium and learn the practicalities of preparing and printing lithographs by hand.

This Summer School course also come with FREE associate membership of Edinburgh Printmakers for 3 months.

Select a date:

  • 11 - 13 August 2018

Time: Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10am - 5.30pm

Class size: 6

Materials: Included

Tutor: Alastair Clark

Course Level: 2 star, Introduction


To book a place on one of our courses, payment must be made in full. We recommend booking online to guarantee a place.

If you have an enquiry please email your enquiry here please phone 0131 557 2479 to pay by card or in person at Edinburgh Printmakers, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm.

More about the course

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Stone preparation
  • Drawing materials and methods
  • Wash drawing materials and methods
  • Stone etching and processing
  • Printing in black and white
  • Ink mixing
  • Multi colour printing and registration
  • Gum-resists, acid biting and soap wash

Time permitting:

  • Transfers
  • Maniere-noire working methods

Edinburgh Printmakers has a well equipped lithography studio, with 3 motorised stone presses a wide range of stones and a stone-lift trolley to take much of the effort out of printing enabling the artist to focus on the creative possibilities of the medium.