Evening Classes

Stone Lithography Evening Class

Full Price: £180 / £145 concession.

Stone Lithography, the original (and best) type of lithography is still favoured by many artists. Find out why. This evening class offers the opportunity to explore and learn this fascinating process at a leisurely pace over a number of weeks.

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:

  • 23 October - 27 November 2019

Time: Wednesday Evenings 6 - 9pm

Class size: 7

Materials: Included

Tutor: Aleksandra Kargul

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