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Paper Lithography with Michael Wilson

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Paper Lithography Workshop

Taught by Michael Wilson of Crazytooth Press

5 hours

Paper lithography is easily one of my favorite monotype techniques! Using paper as a plate you can transfer laser printed or hand drawn images to printmaking paper with oil based ink. This technique is perfect for high contrast photos, drawings and type. It works similarly to traditional or polyester plate lithography, but uses less expensive and more accessible materials.

Class is $50 which covers a materials fee of $15.
Included: inks, modifiers, 2 sheets of Stonehenge paper 22”x30”, printing equipment, laser printer, limited access to a computer.

Students need to bring: at least 1 photographic image to work with either printed out or on a flash drive, clothes or apron for messy work, a laptop if you have one with image processing software of your choice (not necessary but helpful).

You will learn

1. How the process works, limitations and advantages.

2. How to prepare your images to use for the process.

3. How to mix the ink and other materials used.

4. How to print your images

Class Format

Introduction of instructor and students

Explanation of the process with examples

Demo 1 preparing images and printing the plates

Work time

Demo 2 mixing ink and gum Arabic, preparing for the process (talking about the setup and materials, they will be pre-mixed)

Demo 3 printing a laser copy

Work time

Demo 4 preparing and printing hand drawn china marker and sharpie images

Work time

Clean up

Earlier Event: November 5
Drawing The Portrait
Later Event: December 3
Long Form Drawing