Demonstrations and hands-on work in the basic techniques of direct lithographic printing from limestone, primarily in black-and-white (although color possibilities will be demonstrated and will be available to students as they are ready for them). Many appropriate drawing modes will be explored. Careful attention will be given to the exacting tasks of etching, proofing, correcting, and printing editions. This is basic printmaking, but it demands time and attention to detail. Regular participation in class, plus approximately equal time outside class, are required to achieve adequate results. May be repeated for additional credit.
This advanced lithography course continues to build the technical knowledge and expertise of the lithography student. Primary emphasis is on control of the desired techniques and subtle tonalities available to the planographic printmaker. Color and ink manipulation to be introduced as an advanced method. Students are able to combine other mediums and substrates, with an eye toward higher conceptual implications in conjunction with the lithographic process.