2017: Sep 8 – 10, Plate Lithography on the Etching Press


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Plate Lithography on the Etching Press
September 8 – 10, 2017

Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: $390  (price includes a $56 materials fee)
Instructor: Perry Obee

Description: This 3-day introductory workshop will introduce you to the chemical processes of traditional lithography with the ease of printing on an etching press. Printing on the etching press provides a familiar setting for those experienced with monotype, woodcut, or etching to begin working with lithographic techniques. Working with aluminum plates, participants will learn how to process the plate with the same basic techniques used for traditional stone lithography and will leave with the foundation to pursue more advanced lithographic methods. Participants will have the option to add additional plates for multi-color prints and will have the option to produce a small edition of prints in this workshop. All materials are non-toxic except the low-toxic odorless mineral spirits used for clean up. All levels are welcome.

Students should bring to the class:

  • plastic squeeze bottles – can be 8 or 16 oz; squeeze water bottles OK too
  • roll of Bounty paper towels
  • ruler
  • pencil

Optional Supplies:

  • brayers
  • large commercial sponge – approx 71/2 x 4 3/8 x 2 1/16
  • printmaking papers
  • sketchbook with ideas (or winging it is Ok too!)