Kitchen Lithography - Printmaking at Home
Kitchen lithography is a non-toxic variation of traditional stone lithography, utilitsing materials you can find in your kitchen. We will draw with chocolate and crayons and etch our drawing to the plate with cola.
The lithographic process translates the drawn mark incredibly faithfully and allows for a huge amount of subtlety in the mark making, so if you like drawing then this is the course for you.
You can get immediate results which is perfect if you like to create spontaneous marks and quick-fire sketches. The aluminium foil is a brilliant drawing surface because it’s cheap. This means you can feel uninhibited when drawing on it because if it goes wrong you can just tear it off and start again.
During this course you will work at your own pace, fitting your printing time around your day to day life. You will work through the processes demonstrated to you in the tutorial videos, whether you are a a complete beginner or experiences printmaker you will be able to adapt your prints to suit your style and level of experience.
Scarlett will show you how to set up a printing space in your home and work to professional standards, whether you're working in your home studio or on your kitchen table.
Having been teaching printmaking for 10+ years, Scarlett Rebecca is an encyclopaedia of knowledge when it comes to transferring pigment to paper! And now she is inviting you to come explore printmaking techniques with her, all from the comfort of your own home.
- The delivery of your own printmaking materials box, lovingly hand packed, assembled and posted to your door.
Your printmaking materials box will contain:
2 x backing plates
Two kinds of printmaking paper
Printmaker's Hand Scrub
- Four detailed video tutorials to watch at your own speed. These include; an introduction to the printmaking process and it’s print family with reference to historical and contemporary artists’ work; detailed explanation of registration, using a press and paper handling; step by step instructions for Kitchen Lithography plate making and printing; and guidance on how to develop your prints further with additional techniques.
- A selection of downloads including; Printmaking glossary; List of recommended suppliers; List of recommended books/magazines/galleries; a discount code for handprinted.co.uk.
- An invitation to join the Print Club online forum on slack.com, a community of printmakers where we share our works in progress, print troubleshooting, advice, inspiration and give feedback on each other's work.
- Once you have completed a course you will have the opportunity to join the Printmaking Studio Sessions, where we work alongside each other in our zoom studio, and the Printmaker's Group Critique sessions, where we come together on Zoom to discuss our current work, give advice and feedback.
What You Will Need
For the course you will need:
Sharpie/Indian ink/oil pastel*
Low odour white spirit or vegetable oil to clean up with
Rags/newspaper/kitchen towel to clean up with
A3 sheet acetate for registration*
Wooden spoon, baren or printing press.
To join the Print Club online forum you will need to register for a free slack.com account.