This class will provide you with an introduction to stone lithography. You will receive guidance in all basic aspects of the printmaking technique, including stone preparation, drawing, etching application, and press operation. Using a piece of limestone from Fleisher’s collection, you will print a small edition of your original drawing. By the end of the class, you will have gained an understanding of the history and cultural significance of the medium, as well as its underlying techniques.

Previous drawing experience is helpful, but not mandatory.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.

Required supplies:

  • An assortment of Korn’s lithographic “pencil cores” (numbers 4, 3, 2, and 1 are recommended by the instructor)

  • 1 to 4 holder(s) for the Korn’s lithographic “pencil cores”

  • An assortment of Korn’s lithographic crayons (numbers 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, and 00 are recommended by the instructor)

  • Newsprint (a 9″x12″ OR 12″x18″ pad should suffice)

  • Acid free, cotton rag printing paper such as Rives BFK or Somerset Satin (to be purchased prior to proofing and editioning)

  • Metal-free, bamboo brushes (used while etching and processing the stone)

  • Two printers’ cellulose sponges

  • Gloves, nitrile (either disposable or multi-session use)

  • Pencil (HB or harder)

  • Roll of masking tape

  • Notepad or sketchbook for notes