Experimental lithography masterclass

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Experimental lithography masterclass

This weekend Professor David Ferry led a six strong lithography masterclass.

He gave a fascinating evening lecture with examples of Paula Rego prints on the Friday evening followed by a meal cooked by our very own print maker Michael Hancock.

Saturday and Sunday were rammed with learning lithography techniques with an emphasis on experimenting and changing images on transfer paper. Participants said that David  was totally inspiring, convincing them that it was okay to experiment and enjoy the process itself, rather than worrying about producing a perfect drawing and then print. They found this approach very freeing.

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The group worked with black and white imagery only, but David gave them a little taster of the possibilities of adding coloured ink, at the end of the course. The plan is to have a follow up masterclass to explore the possibilities of colour further. 

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