DIY Aluminium Plate Lithography – Printmaker’s Toolkit Session – April


DIY Aluminium Plate Lithography – Printmaker’s Toolkit Session – April

Morning session
Tuesday 10th April 2018
10.30 – 11.30

Out of stock


Join artist, printmaker and WYPW technician Kate Desforges for a demonstration of lithography on aluminium plates. In recent months Kate has been developing her own method of this widely used technique to use in her own work, and in this session she will demonstrate her work so far. As WYPW do not have a specialist lithography press, and plates for lithography are hard and costly to source, Kate has been experimenting with grinding her own plates using carborundum, and printing on the etching press.

These 1 hour morning sessions will focus on technique, practise and making, and will comprise of practical demonstrations and talks led by practising artists and printmakers. The sessions are intended to encourage, inspire, and generate ideas and conversation about printmaking, so don’t be afraid to ask questions! Both members and non-members are welcome to attend. If you are not a member, or indeed a printmaker, they can act as taster sessions to show you just what printmaking is all about. If you are a member, the sessions can offer valuable hints and tips to help further your printmaking practice, or introduce you to a new technique.

Experience level

All welcome! From those who have never done any printmaking before to experienced printmakers.

Your tutor

Kate Desforges is an artist and printmaker based in Leeds, and has been Technician here at WYPW for over ten years. In 2013 she undertook a year’s fellowship at Leicester Print Workshop in Stone Lithography, and loves experimenting with lithography and etching processes to use in her own work and to implement at WYPW.

Small print

If you need to cancel your place on a course and you give at least 10 working days notice, you will be offered a credit note, valid for one year, which can be used in payment towards another course. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds if the period of notice given is less than 10 working days. West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel courses. If this happens, full refunds will be given.


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