Introduction to Stone Lithography with Thomas Cert TMP

2 day course
25 & 26 June; 7 & 8 October 2020
10am to 4pm

£195 including 1 grained stone*

Introduction to Stone Lithography with Thomas Cert TMP

Lithography translated means ‘to write on stone’ and it works on the principle that water and oil do not mix. Stone Lithography is a technique still favoured by many artists because it offers the opportunity to draw and paint directly onto a unique tactile drawing surface, allowing the artist to create a huge range of marks and tones in their images.

On this introductory course you will learn how to paint with water-tusche washes and explore the astonishing 'reticulated washes' peculiar to stone lithography, as well as using traditional approaches to mark-making using lithography crayons, pencils and ink. This course gives a comprehensive introduction to Stone Lithography and at the end of this course you will leave with a small edition of your work and a deeper knowledge of this exciting medium.

Course structure
• A brief history of lithography and looking through examples.
• Preparing the stone.
• Applying lithographic drawing materials to create your image.
• Processing your stone (chemical etching).
• Inking and printing your stone onto a variety of papers.
• An end review of the prints.

Experience level
• Suitable for people without previous lithography experience or for those wishing to refresh their skills.

Pre-course information
Any image preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date

Maximum 6 places

How to book
• By email using the email button below
• By phone 01223 892380

* Including cost of 1 grained stone used (to remain the property of CPSC but may be kept for use in open access workshops)


Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received. If full payment is not received within 10 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.


For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. If the Term 1 deposit is not received within 20 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 20 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 20 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.