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INTRO to LITHOGRAPHY


with Amanda Thackray

  • Starts Mar 25
  • 300 US dollars
  • Manhattan Graphics Center, Inc.,

Available spots


Class Description

Lithography is a beautiful process that can create an image closely resembling direct drawing. If you are a printmaker who loves to draw, then lithography might be for you! Lithography is a planographic process - meaning positive and negative areas of the print occur on the same plane after the matrix is chemically etched. In this workshop, students will learn foundational principles and techniques of lithography using ball-grained aluminum plates. We will cover the entire process, from preparing plates, transferring drawings, creating imagery using lithographic crayons, processing, printing, editioning, and troubleshooting any issues along the way. Alternative methods of mark making will be discussed. We will print all images with black ink but will experiment with different applications of chine collé to add color to prints. Students should come to the first class with sketches and ideas for imagery, and ready to take copious notes! Student supply list: - preparatory drawings - pencil - apron or other work clothes - paper for printing (2-3 sheets of Rives BFK or similar) - colored or decorative japanese paper (if interested in chine colle) About the Instructor: Amanda Thackray is a multidisciplinary ecofeminist artist-educator, based in Newark, NJ, who collaborates with biologists, ethnographers, natural and found fibers, and site specific water, to create objects and tableaus that inspire environmentally-centered conversations. Thackray’s projects have been exhibited at diverse galleries and museums locally and nationally. She is the recipient of Newark Creative Catalyst Fund Fellowships (2020, 2021, 2022), Puffin Foundation Grant for Environmental Art (2021), and NJ State Council Individual Artist Fellowship (2022). She has been awarded numerous residencies including The Arctic Circle, Svalbard, Norway; The Center for Book Arts, NYC; and The Museum of Art and Design, NYC. Her work is in over a dozen public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Mediatheque Andre Malraux, France; Yale University, CT; and The Library of Congress, DC. She is a part-time lecturer at SUNY Purchase and Rutgers University. Thackray earned her MFA from RISD and BFA from Rutgers University. Website: https://ajthackray.com/ Instagram: @mandattacks *includes 2, 4 hour sessions of open workshop time. Members get 10% Use code MEMBER10


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

STUDENT CLASS CANCELLATION If a student must drop out of a class, 75% of tuition will be refunded as long as MGC is notified 15 days or more prior to the start date of the class. If a student notifies MGC less than 15 days prior, no tuition can be refunded. Membership and materials fee are non-refundable.


Contact Details

  • 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018, USA

    +12122198783

    Studio@manhattangraphicscenter.org


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