Paper and Pronto Plate Lithography (six-session workshop)

This class will explore lithographic processes that can be done at home! No need for stones, acid, or a press. Students will be work with paper and pronto plates to create both digital and traditionally drawn images. The plates will be printed with a wooden spoon to create limited lithographic print editions.

Special Notes
This is an in-person class that will take place in our Ceramics Studio with strict social distancing protocols and a maximum of six students in the space. Students will be required to wear masks for the entire duration of the class. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 28.

Required supplies:

  • Will need access to a laser printer or copy machine (inkjet printers will not work for this process)

  • Copy paper

  • Black permanent marker

  • Tube of black oil base lithographic or process black etching ink

  • Putty or palette knife

  • Ink rolling area – any smooth flat waterproof surface

  • 4″ or 6″ brayer (roller)

  • Gum arabic

  • Bowl for water

  • Sponge

  • Wooden spoon

  • Dish-washing detergent

  • Vegetable OR baby oil

  • Paper towels or disposable rags

  • Optional: thin print paper – Speedball block printing paper or a Japanese smooth rice paper. Printing can be done on copy paper as it is archival.