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Stone Lithography

Full Price: £170 / £140 concession.

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.


Select a date:

  • 14 & 15 September 2019

Time: Saturday & Sunday 10.15am - 5:30pm

Class size: 7

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

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:

  • stone preparation
  • tusche crayon and wash drawing materials and methods
  • Stone etching and processing
  • controlling tone with acid-gum etches
  • making deletions and adding marks
  • printing
  • setting up the press
  • Ink mixing
  • clearing up

During the course we will work to aprox. A3: 28 x 38.5cm