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Introduction to Stone Lithography

  • Instructor: Jeremy Lundquist
  • Age: 18+; All skill levels welcome
  • Enrollment: Maximum 10; Minimum 6
  • Class Dates: Tuesday evenings: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and November 5 from 6 – 9 PM
  • Saturday Workshops: October 19 and November 3 from 10 – 2pm
  • Cost: $365 (10% discount for HP members)

A relative newcomer in the world of printmaking at just over 200 years old, lithography offers an almost unlimited range of drawn and painted marks. It is equally suited to high rendering and gestural expression. Lithographic tools and techniques can easily mimic traditional drawing methods like graphite, charcoal and ink while also being capable of producing a unique visual vocabulary. The substrate for these marks is grained limestone — a wonderful working surface. The stone is then processed so that the marks will repel water and therefore attract ink during printing. It will certainly infuse a bit of alchemy into your art making.

The course is designed for both beginners and students who want to strengthen existing skills. Demonstrations will cover traditional and more recently developed techniques, complemented by instructor supported work time and the viewing of sample prints. In addition to technical skill, this course will focus on personal artistic development. Stones, ink, chemistry, tools, equipment and instructional/technical support are provided. Students will need to provide paper and some drawing materials as specified by the instructor after the first class.

About the Instructor: Jeremy Lundquist was born in California, raised in the suburbs of Chicago and currently lives and works in St. Paul and Minneapolis. He has been an artist-in-residence at Ox-Bow, Harold Arts, Spudnik Press, Kala Art Institute and the Vermont Studio Center. His work has also been exhibited at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, the Chicago Cultural Center, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois – Chicago, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and additional venues nationally and internationally. This past year Jeremy was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa as the Grant Wood Fellow in Printmaking. For six years prior he taught lithography and other print techniques at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He received his BA in Studio Art from Grinnell College and his MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University.