Plate Lithography for beginners & improvers with Cathy Mills – 6 places available

31 Jan 2020 - 14 Feb 2020 | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Place : Unit 16c, Griffin Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Glos, GL5 2AZ
Cost : £160 to non members
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Plate Lithography for beginners and Improvers with Cathy Mills

Three day course – January 31st, 7th & 14 February 2020

10am – 4pm

Investment £160

There will be a maximum of 6 people on this course


Lithography is a wonderful way to explore mark making. Of all the print processes it allows for variety and spontaneity in drawing. Drawing directly onto the sensitive surface of either a plate or a stone, the image is stabilised with a mild acid and is then rolled up with printing ink and printed. This can be in colour or black.

The process is based on grease and water not mixing and whilst printing, the stone is always kept damp and the drawing and printing inks are greasy.

This course gives a comprehensive introduction to lithography and is suitable for people without previous experience or for those wishing to refresh their skills. You will draw up, etch and print one image and Cathy will demonstrate other ways to transfer images onto the plate or stone that can be inspiration for future prints. It is a rewarding experience and ideal for those who love drawing and painting.

Printing paper and all materials will be supplied but if students wish to buy specialist paper to experiment with, there is wide range available at Pegasus Art Shop, next door.


Cathy Mills joined the GPC 10yrs ago and studied with lithographer, Sue Drennen. In 2018 she successfully applied for the Summer Lithography school at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography in New Mexico. This experience was ground-breaking for Cathy and expanded her practice, both technically and creatively.  Cathy has submitted work and been accepted at the RWA in Bristol and the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in London.


Please pay the full amount, to secure your place. (You can either use a Paypal account or a credit/debit card to do this). If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please send it GPC, Griffin Mill, London Rd, Thrupp, Stroud, GL5 2AZ, stating your name, address, phone no and email, plus the name of the course. To avoid double booking, please email us if you have sent a cheque. Confirmation of your place will be made by email within a week of receiving payment.

Terms and Conditions:

Bookings are only confirmed on receipt of the full cost of the course. If full payment is not made, you will not be allowed to start the course.  

Cancellation Policy:

The sum of £50, will be lost If you cancel at short notice (less than 2 weeks before the course start). If your place cannot be filled, no monies will be returned.

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