Kitchen Lithography Printmaking at Home

Inking up the kitchen lithography plate.
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Description

Kitchen lithography is a non-toxic variation of traditional stone lithography, utilitsing materials you can find in your kitchen. We will draw with chocolate and crayons and etch our drawing to the plate with cola.
The lithographic process translates the drawn mark incredibly faithfully and allows for a huge amount of subtlety in the mark making, so if you like drawing then this is the course for you.

You can get immediate results which is perfect if you like to create spontaneous marks and quick-fire sketches. The aluminium foil is a brilliant drawing surface because it’s cheap. This means you can feel uninhibited when drawing on it because if it goes wrong you can just tear it off and start again.


During this course you will work at your own pace, fitting your printing time around your day to day life. You will work through the processes demonstrated to you in the tutorial videos, whether you are a a complete beginner or experiences printmaker you will be able to adapt your prints to suit your style and level of experience.
Scarlett will show you how to set up a printing space in your home and work to professional standards, whether you're working in your home studio or on your kitchen table.


Having been teaching printmaking for 10+ years, Scarlett Rebecca is an encyclopaedia of knowledge when it comes to transferring pigment to paper! And now she is inviting you to come explore printmaking techniques with her, all from the comfort of your own home.

What's included in the price?

- The delivery of your own printmaking materials box, lovingly hand packed, assembled and posted to your door.
Your printmaking materials box will contain:
Chinagraph pencil
Cellulose Sponge
Chocolate selection
2 x backing plates
Newsprint
Tissue paper
Printmaking Ink
Two kinds of printmaking paper
Greaseproof sheet
Printmaker's Hand Scrub

- Four detailed video tutorials to watch at your own speed. These include; an introduction to the printmaking process and it’s print family with reference to historical and contemporary artists’ work; detailed explanation of registration, using a press and paper handling; step by step instructions for Kitchen Lithography plate making and printing; and guidance on how to develop your prints further with additional techniques.

- A selection of downloads including; Printmaking glossary; List of recommended suppliers; List of recommended books/magazines/galleries; a discount code for handprinted.co.uk.

- An invitation to join the Print Club online forum on slack.com, a community of printmakers where we share our works in progress, print troubleshooting, advice, inspiration and give feedback on each other's work.

- Once you have completed a course you will have the opportunity to join the Printmaking Studio Sessions, where we work alongside each other in our zoom studio, and the Printmaker's Group Critique sessions, where we come together on Zoom to discuss our current work, give advice and feedback.

What you will need

For the course you will need:
Paintbrush*
Sharpie/Indian ink/oil pastel*
Cola
Aluminium foil
Sticky tape
Printing Roller
Palette knife*
Low odour white spirit or vegetable oil to clean up with
Rags/newspaper/kitchen towel to clean up with
A3 sheet acetate for registration*
Wooden spoon, baren or printing press.
(*Recommended)

To join the Print Club online forum you will need to register for a free slack.com account.

Maker

Scarlett Rebecca at Scarlett Rebecca

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

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Price

£55

Postage

Free

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Reviews

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Debbie - - #32392

This was the first printmaking process I learnt with Scarlett and I honestly was blown away by it! Who knew that ordinary stuff you could find in your kitchen could produce such amazing and varied results?! Scarlett's friendly and warm teaching style and sense of humour, and her vast knowledge of printmaking, made this a really rewarding course. A fab box of materials sent out prior to the course, videos available to rewatch, and Scarlett's generosity in answering all questions patiently, maximised learning potential. Don't hesitate - sign up now! 😊

Live online course
Sandrine - - #32390

Fabulous course! Kitchen litho is a great process: it is amazing that everything you need to create beautiful prints are in the kitchen. At first it seemed like a lot of steps to learn, but under Scarlett's supervision, it all ended up so well. This was my 3rd course with Scarlett so I would definitely recommend any course with her. She is a fantastic teacher and printmaker.

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Katie - - #32387

Scarlett's kitchen litho course is amazing! The teaching is jam packed and the resources you receive are fantastic value for money along with the course content. Scarlett is a fantastic teacher, extremely clear and supportive.

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Holly - - #32386

Learning kitchen lithography with Scarlett was so much fun - this was my first printing course and I absolutely loved it, and really got the bug. Kitchen lithography is like magic - the results you can get, even without a print press - are brilliant. The box of materials, tutorial video and online workshops really do deliver everything you need to make amazing prints, but also to feel like you're actually doing something with other people! Scarlett makes the whole thing a really fun experience. It was lovely to be able to share prints with others on the course, see and hear about their experiences, and get inspiration from their work.

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Jess - - #32380

Kitchen lithography such a fun and interesting process! I loved the idea of drawing in chocolate and using items commonly found around the home to create beautiful prints.

Scarlett has a wonderfully approachable teaching style and always injects some humour into the sessions as well, which makes them very fun and relaxed. In the live sessions you can share work, practice techniques and discuss anything and everything about printmaking!

There is a lot included for the price and Scarlett is very generous both in terms of the materials she provides and the time and support she gives to her students.

I highly recommend Scarlett's courses as something fun and different to do, even for people who have never tried primaking before, and they have been really helping me to get through lockdown!

Live online course
Sara - - #32382

I absolutely loved this course - to be able to create really interesting creative prints at home was brilliant. Scarlett was the BEST teacher - she has a really clear logical way of explaining the process, so the videos were superb. The box of goodies was like Christmas, and got you totally set up. I wasn’t sure what the zoom session would be like - but it was so friendly and relaxed, and really felt like we were all in one studio. Scarlett has so much patience that she really helped walk us all through the stages, and troubleshoot when things didn’t quite go to plan. Overall this course is amazing - such great value for money and I can’t wait to do my next one with Scarlett!

Live online course
Linda Knight - - #32376

Not having done any printing before, I was a little anxious that I’d feel completely out of my depth - but I needn’t have worried. Everything was so clearly explained on the videos and in the friendly Zoom sessions Scarlett helped with any problems. The techniques are fascinating, it was so friendly and enjoyable, I’m hooked!

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Louise Fletcher - - #32330

Scarlett prepared some excellent videos guiding us through the process before the live sessions and posted us some wonderful resources to get us started.

The live session was an chance for us to work through it together with Scarlett guiding us patiently when we got stuck. Everyone ended up with something they were happy with and motivation to carry on over the next fortnight for an optional critique.

I would highly recommend any of Scarlett's courses supported by Phoneix Studio, a really lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Live online course
Celeste Kelly - - #32317

This is a wonderful course! So intimate and friendly because of the smaller group. Scarlett had time to attend to our needs individually because of this. Every time that I came a cropper she explained where I may have gone wrong very clearly, l learned so much in only 3 hours. Her short films were invaluable too.
James Ort was so helpful as well.
I fully recommend that you give this course a go, it was so inspiring!
Thank you, Celeste

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