Paper Lithography with Encaustic and Pigment Sticks

Class Level: Beginner-Novice.

Our May workshop is now FULL. Please call our office at #845.331.3112 to be added to the wait-list, or join our October Paper Lithography class!

In this class students make mixed media work that combine encaustic painting with transferred imagery using Pigment Sticks. The transfer process used is called paper lithography. This simple printmaking technique uses a toner or laser printed image as the printing plate by adding a solution of water and gum Arabic to the surface. We replace traditional inks with Pigment Sticks giving participants a palette of 105 colors to play with. Instructor Leslie Giuliani will present the best techniques for successful layering of imagery over a waxed surface. Students are welcome to bring images of all varieties to test the bounds of this process, including drawings, illustrations and photographs. A toner printer is available for creating fresh plates. Participants will leave class able to continue this process as home without needing a press or other specialized equipment. All levels are welcome. Click the title above to read more.

Techniques Covered:

  • Health and safety, including ventilation.
  • Preparing an encaustic surface.
  • Poured surface.
  • Paper litho transfer.
  • Mixed media and collage
  • Image transfer
  • Printmaking applications


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Instructor: Leslie Giuliani
Price: $150.00