Upon completion of the course, students are expected to:
• Possess the fundamental principles of the methodological nature of Lithography techniques, which include the stone-preparation, the drawing process and the technology of the materials, the individual in-between steps of stone-etching and the process of printing on papers or other compatible substrates.
• Identify the metaplastic capabilities of lithography, as far as it concerns, the conception, the making and the construction of the image, whilst developing their own creative vocabulary.
• Be able to manage preparation-time and multiple steps workshop guidelines individually and as a team.
• Familiarize themselves with the printing processes and understand the proper use of relevant workshop equipment and tools.
• Get inducted to health & safety matters and workshop safety guidelines, as far as it concerns, individual use of specific tools and equipment.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Lithography via scheduled workshop projects of drawing studies which derive from observation and visual memory, as well as, from research that examines the historical footprint of Lithography as a means of dissemination of information, aesthetics and culture. During this semester, it is of great importance that students get initiated to the chemistry and alchemy of this magical process, while they reflect on the making objectives of a contemporary lithograph.