Intro to Stone Lithography

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Intro to Stone Lithography

Instructor: Jamie-Lee Girodat
Days: 3-day workshop
Date: January 14, 21 and 28, 2024
Time: 10am – 4pm

Let us demystify stone lithography! A process that is more than 200 years old and uses an image drawn on a limestone to make hundreds of prints! In this process, an image is drawn using greasy materials. You can even use butter! The painterly marks achieved are unmatched to other techniques. Lucky for us, Alberta Printmakers is one of the few places in the province that offers lithography stones and equipment for use!

This course is suitable for all levels with no prior experience needed. Participants will learn how to prepare, draw, etch and print a litho stone to make a small edition.

The instructor will cover:

  • ​How to prepare a grain, level and prepare a litho stone.
  • Drawing techniques for lithography.
  • How to etch a litho stone.
  • How to prepare paper for registration.
  • How to print a lithograph  properly using the press.

Cost: $385, prices not subject to GST

For more information and to register, visit

Class limited to four participants.

Adults 18+ years old.

Instructor Bio

Jamie-Lee Girodat completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the University of Alberta. Her interest in genetic history, health and ethics informs her practice in print media, drawing and animation. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has taught at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, and is currently teaching at Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary.

Instagram: @piddlepress

With Jamie-Lee Girodat | January 14, 21 and 28, 2024 | Alberta Printmakers Studio Workshop

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