Paper Lithography

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 online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Required supplies:

  • You 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

  • Dishwashing detergent

  • Vegetable or baby oil

  • Paper towels or disposable rags for clean up

  • 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.