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Photo-Plate Lithography

Full Price: £180 / £150 concession

Have all the painterly freedom and subtlety of a lithograph without grinding stones and with the minimum of processing. Explore layering images in colour to create painterly prints with a delicacy of mark and tone, characteristic to this medium. This course concentrates on using light sensitive aluminium photo plates.  These plates can produce detailed marks such as painterly washes, linear drawings, photocopied images, photographs, digital images and text. Participants learn how to print their image in several coloured layers onto paper. Each layer of colour is printed individually, taking care to register each new layer of ink on top of previously printed colours. (No previous experience required)

Select a date:

  • 7 & 8 March 2020
  • 30 & 31 May 2020
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Time: Saturday & Sunday 10.15am - 5:30pm

Class size: 7

Materials: Included

Tutor: Alastair Clark

Course Level: 2 Star, Introduction


To book a place on one of our courses, payment must be made in full. We recommend booking online to guarantee a place.

If you have an enquiry please email your enquiry here please phone 0131 557 2479 to pay by card or in person at Edinburgh Printmakers, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm.

More about the course

The course will cover the following topics:

Plate making, exposing and developing

Paper preparation and placing registration marks

Setting up to print & printing a small edition

Clearing up after printing

Looking at print examples and exploring working in layers

Ink Mixing. Mixing transparent and opaque inks

Printing & overprinting, using blends

Cleaning up and storing plates

Working in the studio after the course & studio practice

Booking Terms and Conditions

We run all our courses with small course numbers to ensure maximum hands-on activity.

Please read our course booking terms and conditions on cancellation etc before booking.