Photoplate lithography for beginners

This one day workshop is a full introduction to creating and printing your own lithograph. Get to grips with the basics of this practice.

Try out using a variety of drawing materials on a piece of transparent drafting film. Your host will show you how to prepare, expose (similar to exposing a screen) and develop your plate, how to mix inks, handle a spindle roller and print a small variable edition of your work. Photoplates are the least process-heavy within lithography, so its a great way to get started in the medium.

Photoplate lithography can pick up some incredible subtle details, which makes it a real catch! Jump at the chance to learn this new skill and get plenty of guidance from your encouraging host along the way.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (1 day class) £95

What people are saying

Phyllida Shelley
Oct 2023

Just what I was looking for. Learnt a lot in the time about the process and lots of useful tips a...

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Nina Hollington
Jan 2023

Steph was brilliant and the day flew by - aside from the course information, she had lots of inva...

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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 14 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 14 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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