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In this three-day course in Brixton, you will use lithographic drawing media and tools in order to learn how to prepare and print from ancient lithographic stones.
The lithographic process was invented in 1796 by Alois Senefelde in Munich. The word Lithography comes from the Greek lithos “stone” + graphe “to write”
This course will have you using lithographic stones to draw your images on and print from. The stones used are limestone, one of the oldest rocks found on the earth, having been around for 350 million years.
You will be introduced to a variety of mark-making media. Lithography is a favourite printmaking technique for those who love to draw and so is perfect for those of you who love sketching and doodling. By the end of the three days you will have the confidence to prepare drawings on stones and the skill to take proofs of your images.
If you become completely smitten with this technique, we recommend you take a follow-on course to build further knowledge and ability to handle the intricate preparations using stones involves.
This course is a great way to meet local printing enthusiasts so just turn up with plenty of printing passion and you’ll be sure to have a ball.
Your tutor will be Colin Gale who has 30 years expertise in lithography - his favourite being the use of stones. He is nationally respected and has printed with many UK artists so you’ll be in safe hands.
With just 4 spaces - this class fills up quick - so don’t waste any time, sign up now!
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A professional, thriving printmaking workshop based in the heart of Brixton in south London.
Artichoke Printmaking has over 24 years of expertise, passion and commitment for art - working with established artists, emerging students and those who just love making art. Our diverse range of innovative and inspiring artists work alongside our students in an exciting teaching environment. Work groups are small and friendly in size and focus on hands-on making, professional guidance and the friendly fun needed to stimulate the soul and make being creative a flourishing state of being and doing.
Whether it is the first time or you are revisiting an old hobby or interest our workshops will teach you what you need to know – from the basics to fine-tuned specialist details. All we ask you to bring is enthusiasm and a smile :)
Artichoke Printmaking can teach anything from lino printing to etching and from stone lithography to creative drypoint. The workshops are varied in duration and price so we have something for everyone!
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