November 4, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Carolyn Muskat
This one day workshop will introduce the basic principles of lithography, using aluminum foil, gum Arabic and lemon juice. Developed during the past year, Lemon Etch Litho is a method of using simple materials to produce small, beautifully tonal lithographs with or without a press. Based on Kitchen Litho, this method pushes the tonal capabilities of the process closer to traditional stone and plate litho.
Litho is often considered a complex and challenging medium, requiring a wide range of materials and equipment. This method shifts that concept around, using easily accessible materials. We will create an image from start to finish, including processing and printing a small set of prints onto thin Asian-style papers. We will also introduce methods of adhering our images onto backing sheets (chine collé)!
No prior printmaking experience is necessary.
Carolyn Muskat owns and operates Muskat Studios, a professional printmaking studio in Somerville, MA, where she creates her own work and collaborates with artists to produce original fine art prints. She has taught at many local art colleges and is a former President of the Boston Printmakers.
Registration Fee: $175.00
Many of the materials are included in the fee, but students are required to bring a few items.
Please see the Supply List below:
- 1 piece of plexi, approx. 9 x 12” for image plate (if you wish to continue at home)
- 1 – 2 sponges
- Gloves (for clean-up)
- Shop towels (heavy duty paper towels) or rags
- No. 2 graphite pencil
- Apron or work shirt
- Thin Asian-style papers– Mulberry, Kozo, Kitikata, etc. (Can also print on heavier papers such as Rives Lightweight or Heavyweight if using the press)
- Small container with a lid for storing Gum Arabic in refrigerator
- Small cotton pads or cotton balls (from make-up aisle at the store)
- 1 – 2 soft brushes
- Inexpensive ball point pen (for registration marks)
12 participants maximum