Stone Lithography (8 Weeks)

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Lithography is a unique printmaking medium that is based on the principle that oil and water repel one another. Unlike many other printmaking mediums, lithography is a chemical process, which incorporates direct drawing techniques to produce beautiful prints with a unique aesthetic.

This term-long class is designed as an introduction to the lithography medium, and would suit those who are yet to explore the world of lithography, would like a refresher course, or have worked with aluminium plates and are keen to discover the beauty of stones. Over the course of 8 weeks, we will explore the lithography process from start to finish, from drawing and processing, to printing and editioning.

Dates: Friday 3 May — Friday 21 June (8 Weeks), 9:30am — 1:30pm

Please read our Refund Policy outlined below for information about cancellations and refunds.

What's included
Each participant will be able to work on a stone, and all the materials required to process and create their lithographs over the 8 weeks. Proofing paper is provided, but participants will need to bring or purchase printing paper. A more extensive list of materials and suggested papers will be sent out in advance. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the workshop, but please plan to BYO lunch (there are also stores and cafes nearby).

Experience required:

Experience in lithography is not required for this introductory workshop, however, prior experience with printmaking in general is extremely beneficial. If you are new to printmaking altogether, we also run an Introductory Printmaking course which may be of interest to you.

PLEASE NOTE: stone lithography is a heavily physical medium, and participants will be required to move and lift heavy objects, perform repetitive movements, and operate hand-driven presses. If you have any physical limitations or are unsure of what is involved, please contact us prior to signing up so we can work through options together. We will also be running an Aluminium Plate Lithography course which is less physically demanding.

Date: Friday 3 May — Friday 21 June (8 Weeks), 9:30am — 1:00pm


What's the refund policy?

• Cancellation by Organiser

We require a minimum of four participants in order for most of our workshops to run. Unfortunately, there are times where we do not reach the minimum participation and classes need to be cancelled. In the instance that a class is cancelled by Grey Hand Press due to low numbers, we will provide all participants with notice at least 4 days prior to the first day of class, and fees will be refunded to the participants in full.

If a workshop is cancelled due to uncontrollable circumstances such as illness or force majeure, participants will be notified and provided with a full refund, as well as a discount to use on another class with GHP.

• Cancellation by students

If a participant needs to cancel their workshop booking, they can do so by contacting Grey Hand Press to request cancellation within seven days of the workshop date. If a cancellation request is received within this time, a full refund will be provided.

As we prepare materials based on the number of attendants, if a cancellation request is received less than 5 days prior to the start of the workshop, Grey Hand Press will retain 50% of the booking amount in order to cover the preparations that have already been made for the student’s place in the workshop. If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the workshop date, unfortunately we cannot provde any refund. We understand that life happens and cancellations may need to take place, however, as a small business we also need to cover our costs.

Alternatively, prospective students are welcome to pass on their place in the workshop to another person. Just get in touch to let us know!

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a couple of parking spaces out the front of the studio, however, there is plenty of free on-street parking on Crockford Street as well. The studio is located within the Northgate Workstores precinct on the corner of Crockford St and Earnshaw Rd. Access to the GHP studio is from the Crockford Street entrance.

We are a short walk from Bindha train station (Shorncliffe line), and both Northgate and Banyo train stations are located approximately 15 mins walking distance from the studio.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes! If you cannot attend, you are welcome to give your ticket to someone else. Just let us know prior to the event!

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