Lithography classes and workshops with Alice

 

Lithography is a printing process in which artists use greasy drawing materials to make original images on stones and/or metal plates, which are then printed onto paper. This technique does not require any specific skills, and is open to anyone who wants to draw, paint, write and look for textures.

We particularly like lithography as it allows for the most direct translation of drawing; it offers an exciting variety of marks and textures to work with, and the combinations of colours and layers have endless subtleties and possibilities. Our artistic practice in general is very much influenced by this process.

Lithographs differ from etchings, engravings, screen prints and woodcuts in materials and process. For example, etchings and engravings are printed from a metal plate with incised lines, screen printing uses a fine mesh through which ink is pushed, and woodcuts are printed from blocks of wood carved in relief. A lithograph is made from a chemically treated, flat surface, traditionally limestone, or specially prepared metal plates.

In each case, what distinguishes the print as original is that the artist participated directly in the creation of the image.

 

 

WORKSHOPS

The workshops are for people who like making images by drawing and in other ways. Lithography offers many possibilities of marks (toner print transfer, drawing with a crayon, with ink, or just doing some research of textures and colors). This technique does not require skills in drawings. This workshop can be a discovery for you and for me, and I am very pleased to share this old printing process with curious people.
 
Workshop details:
Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 to 6:00 (please see the calendar just below)
2 people max
220 €TTC/person
190 €TTC/person for young graduated artists (since two years)
 
All the material is provided (neutral ph paper, inks, and other…)
This workshop will be a good way to approach stone lithography. We will work for two days on the different steps of this printing process, and you will bring home an edition you have entirely realised.
 
First day
-presentation of the stone lithography technique (showing original prints)
-graining the stones (just finishing! I will have done the graining beforehand).
-drawing on the stones (from a sketch or just an idea of texture)
-etching the drawing on the stone with gum arabic and nitric acid
 
Second day
-ink preparation
-paper preparation
-press set up
-proof printing
-print of a small edition
 
Calendar of the next week-end workshops
11 – 12 March  FULL

8 – 9 April        FULL
15 – 16 April    FULL
22 – 23 April    FULL
29 – 30 April    FULL

6-7 Mai              FULL
13 – 14 May       FULL
20 – 21 May       FULL
27 – 28 May       FULL

17 – 18 June    FULL

1st – 2nd July    OPEN DAYS
 

9th – 10th September 1 PERSON LEFT

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11th – 12th November FULL

 

New dates coming!

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Booking by email :

crocolitho@gmail.com

For the booking of the classes and worshops, the studio requests half of the total amount. By Paypal transfer, it’s really easy (you need a Paypal account), or by cheque (ask us for the adress to send it to).

Paypal link : paypal.me/alicegauthier

 


AN INDUCTION

One day to discover stone lithography!

We will go through the differents steps of this printing process, ending the day by printing one or two good lithographs, that you can take home with you.

All the material is provided (neutral ph paper, inks, and other…)

From 11:00 to 6:00

2 personnes maximum

This day is a nice way to discover this technique and to imagine what we can do with it!

110 €TTC/person
95 €TTC/person for young graduated artists
85€TTC/person for resident of Les Grands Voisins
When? 
We choose a day together! let me know
Saturday th 16th of September : FULL
Sunday the 24th of September : FULL

Booking by email :

crocolitho@gmail.com

For the booking of the classes and worshops, the studio requests half of the total amount. By Paypal transfer, it’s really easy (you need a Paypal account), or by cheque (ask us for the adress to send it to).

Paypal link : paypal.me/alicegauthier

 



 

One to one

If your project is more ambitious and you would need more understanding of the process and more time to realise it, we could find a way to collaborate and work more regularly on your idea. Don’t hesitate to share your project with me, so we could figure it out.

Cost estimate on demand

crocolitho@gmail.com

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