Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  CPD wideformat course

Introduction to Stone Lithography

led by: Linsay Proctor
dates: 21-25 July 2014
times: 10.00-5.00pm
This course has finished and will run again in the summer of 2015

Images from the course

Feedback from this years delegates:

"Linsay Proctor is not only a master printer in lithography but is also an excelent instructor. She was able to communicate the process, possibilities and technicality of litho with great passion"


"Brilliant organisation and communication skills. Inspiring, very enthusiastic and completely student focussed"
This intensive, hands-on course will introduce participants to the beautifully sensitive print process of Stone Lithography. Drawing directly on to the surface of finely grained Bavarian limestone offers a wealth of mark making possibilities - from soft crayon lines to distinctive tusche washes. We will explore a range of greasy drawing materials, and, through step-by-step demonstrations, you will be guided through the etching and printing process. Demonstrations will include stone preparation, paper handling, ink mixing, registration and printing. As the week progresses, there will be opportunities to learn additional techniques which can be catered to each print, many of which can be transferred to other print disciplines such as selective inking or print curation. There will be the opportunity to explore the mark making potential of the lithograph through an informal presentation of the tutor’s portfolio of printers proofs, which cover a wide range of lithographic methods.
This course is suitable for those who are new to lithography or for more experienced printmakers who want to refresh their skills.
Course Tutor
Linsay Proctor currently works at CFPR as a technician on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project called 'Combining Digital Print Technologies with 18th Century Underglaze Ceramic Printing to Retain an Industrial Heritage Process'. Linsay graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2004 where she studied Fine Art/Printmaking. She previously worked as studio technician at Edinburgh Printmakers and workshop manager at Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen. After spending a number of years collaborating on projects and teaching print processes to workshop users, Linsay developed a keen interest in Lithography.  In 2008, after successfully applying for support from a number of funding bodies, she attended the prestigious Tamarind Institute in New Mexico where she completed their Printer Training Programme. Having gained a wealth of experience and technical instruction at Tamarind, she then returned to her native Scotland to share her love of litho with students and artists alike. As a professional collaborative printmaker, she has worked with many prestigious artists from around the UK.
Maximum 6 participants