plate litho

Plate and Photo Lithography

  • Dates: Tuesday evenings: November 18 and 25; December 2, 9, 16, and 30 from 6 – 9 PM;
    Plus two Saturday Workshops: December 6 and 20 from 10am – 2pm
  • Age: 18+; All skill levels welcome
  • Cost: $335 (10% discount for HP members)
  • Registration: Deadline is Monday, November 3
  • Enrollment: Maximum 10; Minimum 6
  • Instructor: Jeremy Lundquist

Lithography is a fantastic medium for those who love drawing, but it’s also extremely useful for incorporating photographic techniques. This course will concentrate on instruction in hand drawn techniques on ball-grained aluminum plates and a wide variety of both hand-drawn and digital film techniques on photographic plates. All methods of traditional lithographic drawing, including dry and wet media, can be executed on grained plates. Plus, unlike the extremely heavy slabs of limestone used for stone lithography, plates are extremely portable and afford an ease of processing. Photo Lithography is done on a plate that is pre-coated with a photographic emulsion. The learning curve for processing these plates is extremely short compared to other types of photographic printmaking. The overall process brings a very hands-on approach to the printing of photographic imagery. It will also be possible to easily combine techniques, integrating the hand-drawn with the photographic, as we will cover printing in multiple layers with color ink.

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. Plates (limited number), 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 all forms of printmaking 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.

To register for classes, call Highpoint at 612-871-1326 or email info@highpointprintmaking.orgRegistrations are finalized upon receipt of payment. If payment is not received within one business week your place in the class will not be reserved.