Stone Lithography for Beginners

Always wanted to try out stone lithography? Who could blame you!

This printmaking process gained popularity as the first one that allowed artists to naturally paint or draw directly onto a flat stone to create an image. With all its endless possibilities, it gets our vote!

How it works:

  • You'll draw/ paint onto a flat stone with a greasy substance (i.e. litho inks and crayons/pencils)
  • The stone will be moistened with water. The parts of the stone unprotected by the greasy paint will soak up the water
  • An oil-based ink will be rolled onto the stone. All the greasy parts of the stone will pick up the ink, the wet parts will not
  • A piece of paper is pressed onto the stone. The ink transfers from the stone to the paper - voila!

What to expect in this workshop:

  • A day long introduction to stone lithography
  • Learn about drawing, etching and printing
  • Get the chance to experiment with this wonderfully expressive process
  • Try out the collaborative stone where each guest gets their section to draw. The stone will be etched and printed on the day. Sections will be cut out to create a set that each guest gets to keep
  • Step away with a great selection of prints the group has made

In lithography what you draw is what you print, so come and try it for yourself!

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £95

What people are saying

Heather Hewins
Nov 2022

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Dominic Head
Jul 2022

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How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Free space nearby
  • 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. It's very well connected to the train and bus network
  • There is no designated parking for the studio, but you should be able to find a free space nearby
  • Come wearing comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Don't forget your sketchbook and some photographs to work from

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 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 30 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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