Beginners Course in Lithography
Sunday 24 January 2020.
10-18 with 30 min lunch break.
10-18 with 30 min lunch break.
About the course:
On this intensive lithography course you will learn the basics of black and white stone lithography. You will print a small edition of your own image that you can take home with you. There will be demonstrations of drawing materials, preparations, and printing of the stone.
The course is suitable for artists with or without experience in lithography or printmaking, it also suits those who want to refresh their knowledge in lithography. If you have attended one of our courses before, don't worry, we can easy adjust the course for your level.
This course focus on the technical aspect of lithography.
All materials are included in the course.
No more than one artists partake in the course at a time.
For Covid-19 rules please see Course pages.
What is Lithography:
Lithography is a printmaking technique invented by Alois Senefelder in 1796. It is a diverse printmaking technique where you can achieve different expressions and styles. You can print in black and white or a range of different colours. Lithography has always been used as a fine art medium but it was also used for printing labels and cheques. Some printing techniques that we use today such as offset printing (used for printing books for example), originate from lithography.
Traditional lithography is printed from lithography stones, a special kind of lime stone and it functions on the fact that grease and water repel each other.
During the course you will create your images onto the stone and print them of the stone onto a paper. When the printing is done the images are grained away from the stone and it can be used over and over again.
Lithography is a printmaking technique with many possibilities. It gives the artist the chance to explore different kinds of mark making and therefore suits a broad varieties of disciplines. Artist that normally draw, paint and also photographers often use lithography to create limited edition prints. Lithography is a fun printing technique that creates amazing textures. It is a slow process that is different from our, now digitised world where everything is produced quickly. It is a process that makes you step back, think, enjoy and embrace your time and your art.
About the tutor:
Your tutor during this weekend will be Nora Hammenberg, the owner of Stone Tree Press. She is a certificated printer by the prestigious Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. She also studied printmaking at Gothenburg School of Art in Gothenburg, Sweden and at Ålgårdens Print Workshop and Galleries in Borås, Sweden. Nora is dedicated to share her knowledge of lithography to keep these traditional skills and techniques alive.
Nora opened Stone Tree Press in 2018 where she teach lithography and collaborate with artist. Nora also teach lithography at Leicester Print Workshop, she have hold courses at Hot Bed Press and in Sweden.
Terms and conditions:
Because of safety reasons our courses are unfortunately for those over 18 years old.
Full payment is required at the time of booking to secure your place at the course.
If you have any mobility requirements please contact Stone Tree Press for details about accessibility at Stone Tree Press and Patrick Studios.
For full terms and condition please click here: Terms and Condition for Courses
Refunds and Cancellations:
Stone Tree Press will give a full refund if you cancel no less than 14 days before the first day of the course. If you cancel after the notification period of 14 days we are unfortunately unable to give a refund.
Stone Tree Press reserve the rights to cancel the course at anytime. If a course is cancelled Stone Tree Press will issue a full refund.