Plate Lithography Introduction!

One day course 10am-4pm

Get up to speed with the fascinating art of ball grained aluminium plate lithography in this one day introductory course. Your host is an experienced printmaker and artist who will guide you through the process step-by-step, as you gear up to making your own striking prints.

Put simply, plate lithography is all about drawing and painting onto aluminium plates that have a specially prepared surface and making prints from them. It’s an old-fashioned, hands-on method of printmaking and has been popular with some of the best…Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Henry Moore - just to name a few greats!

As lithography is so versatile, in this workshop everyone's welcome to give it a go and enjoy the process. If you’re a graphic designer who wants to shake off the screen, a painter who wants to explore a graphic medium, or someone who wants to scratch a creative itch - lithography is ideal. To get you started, make sure you bring some images to work from, or have your sketchbook on hand. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have created some wonderful prints to take home and show off to all your friends.

Please note: you will be working on a large collaborative plate, each participant will have their own section to draw. Once the images have been printed, they can be cut or torn apart and each participant will leave with a selection of all the works made on the day as well as their own.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (1 day class) £95

What people are saying

Judith Woodings
Feb 2024

Our day was well structured. Clear instructions on the different stages of the lithographic proce...

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Mandy Payne
Dec 2023

Really enjoyed this workshop , learnt a lot and keen to do more !

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Piotr Baraskiewicz
Dec 2023

I enjoyed every minute of this 6 hour course.

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Tria Vardill
Jan 2023

A totally unique experience. Catherine was interactive, engaging, informative and enabled me to t...

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How to get there


  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Class numbers are limited to adhere to Covid guidelines
  • Face masks will be worn in the workshop

On the day

  • Catherine's studio is located on Elm Road just off the vibrant Gloucester Road and is very well connected to both the train and bus network. There is no designated parking for the studio, but you should be able to find a free space nearby

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 28 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 28 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Catherine Ade

Catherine is the principle printmaker at The Lemonade Press, which she opened in Bristol in 2019. She is an experienced artist and printmaker who completed an MA in Multi Disciplinary Printmaking at UWE and trained at the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico. Catherine has many years of collaborative editioning experience at The Curwen Studio, London and enjoys passing on the joys of her craft as a workshop host.

Steph Turnbull

Printmaker with over 10 years experience. Steph teaches lithography at The Lemonade Press as well as collaborating with artists on limited edition lithograph and paper pulp prints.

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