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 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.
Time: Saturday & Sunday 10.15am - 5:30pm
Class size: 7
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.
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. Focusing on learning the process and working mainly 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.
The course will cover the following topics:
During the course we will work to aprox. A3: 28 x 38.5cm