Introduction to Stone Lithography with Thomas Cert TMP

2 day course
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.


* 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 for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.

Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre. 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. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1 and payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be phased in a similar way. The receipt of your Term 1 deposit is acceptance of commitment to all 3 Terms of the Certificate course.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.

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