Intro to Photo Lithography at Limerick Printmakers

Sunday 19 February
Price: 90 Euro

LP’s one day Intro to Photo Lithography course is a fantastic entry point into a method that is simultaneously traditional and modern. No previous experience is required as this course is designed to cover all the basics.

Lithography is a printmaking process based on the age-old rule of oil and water repelling one another. The surface image is treated in order to retain ink in certain areas while repelling it in others. The inked areas will then transfer to the paper via the pressure of the press, creating the desired print. Traditionally, lithography would be associated with printing on limestone tablets but photo lithography is a more accessible form of the technique which allows students to use the same tools and materials without preparing a stone. Using this method, LP can convey and teach the photo lithography process in a shorter period to allow students to then decide if they would like to explore it further or if they would be similarly interested in stone lithography.

LP tutor Brian Fitzgerald will give every student a clear overview of the process including common issues and challenges while working with them to realise their print. There will be ample time for note taking and questions. The course is designed to be hands-on and practical and is held in a professional and welcoming studio environment.
This course will include:

• Studio health and safety/best practice
• Introduction to the process of photo based lithography
• Drawing with various materials to create different textures and mark making
• Preparation of digital artwork
• Advice in relation to suitable papers and ink
• Printing – both automated and by hand, registration etc.

Limerick Printmakers
Bridgeland House, 3 Johns Square, Limerick
T: 061 311806

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