Intro to Paper Lithography

What to Bring

  • (Optional) Your own imagery you want to use in your transfer print.
  • Must be a print out from a toner printer (not inkjet) ie photocopier, toner printer.
  • Transfer imagery must be A5 size or smaller

What to Wear

  • Casual

Intro to Paper Lithography

About This Class

What You Get

  • A range of transfer imagery to choose from
  • One on one advise from a highly trained printmaker
  • A folio of prints made by you!


Introduction to Paper Lithography covers ways to create excellent image transfers from a paper matrix. Paper lithography is a planographic printmaking process, relying on the separation of water and oil and the matrix or printing plate is standard copy paper!  The capabilities of the copy machine will be explored by using drawings, photographs, and sketchbook imagery to create your paper plate. The toner can be released onto paper, wood, smooth fabrics, or metal plates, for starters. Learn how to apply these techniques with an etching press and methods for application by hand.Please contact instructor regarding any sensitivities to mineral turps, acetone, eucalyptus oil, or xylene, which may be used in small quantities during the workshop.


Chris is an American-born artist who holds an MFA from Illinois State University, as well as training from the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. Chris specialises in intaglio and lithography printmaking, and has worked with edition priners in Illinois and Minneapolis, and has instructed in America and Australia.

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Jan 2017
Intro to Paper Lithography - 12 Jan 2017 6:30 PM

Interesting class. Wish we had been given more detail on what to bring along, i.e. high contract bw toner based image.

Jul 2016
Intro to Paper Lithography - 06 Jul 2016 6:30 PM

The highlight for me was learning how to use a photocopies of my own drawings to create a lithograph that I printed in different colours and combinations. I felt that I learned as much in the one evening as I often to at workshops covering a whole weekend. The instructor, Chris Hagen, was excellent. His deep knowledge of lithography was evident but the concepts to be understood were conveyed in a simple non-patronizing manner and each practical step was demonstrated efficiently. Yes I would recommend this class .