Photolithography Basics

Classified Categories: Educational Opportunities

Alberta Printmakers logo

Photolithography Basics

With Jamie-Lee Girodat

Instructor: Jamie-Lee GirodatDuration: 4-evening WorkshopDates: April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2024Times: 6 – 9pm

​Photolithography is a technique perfect for anyone interested in photography or drawing in printmaking. This course will cover a range of possibilities to transform photographs, digital creations, or drawn material into richly detailed lithographs. Participants will learn to process a photosensitive plate, exposing it to light to develop a printable image. This course is suitable for all levels with no prior experience needed.

The instructor will cover:

  • How to prepare a photographic file for lithography printing in photoshop.
  • How to make drawings that will expose for photolithography plates.
  • How to develop a photolithography plate.
  • How to prepare paper for registration.
  • How to print a photolithograph plate properly using the press.

Cost: $285, prices not subject to GST

For more information and to register, visit

​Class limited to 5 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: piddlepressFor more information about Jamie-Lee, visit

Share this page