|Leicester Print Workshop
|Date & Time
|Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March
10.00am - 4.00pm
"Fantastic space and workshop, excellent tutor and staff all very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back for more workshops." March 2019
Leicester Print Workshop is proud to be one of only a handful of studios in the UK and worldwide that offer facilities for artists to practice stone lithography, a technique used and loved by artists as varied as Henry Moore, Frank Stella, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Emil Nolde and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. This is a rare opportunity to learn this technique in our purpose built studio with Tamarind trained lithographer Nora Hammenberg.
This course is a taster introduction to the basics of stone lithography. It is also a good starting point for those who have experience of drawing and printing their own lithographs, and want to refresh their knowledge.
You will work collaboratively over the weekend to prepare, draw and print lithographs from stone. With dedication, a range of effects are possible, from line drawings to tones and textures.
Following on from the course, participants can join LPW as a member and continue to develop their work, with support from the LPW Studio team.
On Saturday we will cover how to prepare a lithography stone for drawing by graining it. We will draw our images on two stones shared by the group. In the afternoon there will be a demo of how to process the stones through the first etch.
We will look at lithography prints to get an idea on how lithography can be used in many different ways.
In the morning we will have a demo on how to wash out and roll up a lithography stone and how to etch the stone a second time. Through team work you will now wash out, roll up and etch the two stones.
In the afternoon we will print both stones.
About the Tutor
Nora Hammenberg is a printer and artist from Sweden, who is based in Leeds. Nora is a certificated collaborative lithography printer by the prestigious Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. She also studied printmaking at Gotheburg's School of Art in Gothenburg, Sweden, and at Ålgårdens Print Workshop and Galleries in Borås, Sweden.
Nora runs a small lithography workshop in Leeds called Stone Tree Press where she collaborates with artists and teaches courses alongside her own art practice.
Nora is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of lithography to keep these traditional skills and techniques alive.
Leicester Print Workshop
Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.
We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.
Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.
Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.
In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.
Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking.
Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.