instructor: Howard Levine
category: Printmaking, Myrtle Press
Have you ever wanted to make a print from stone? Lithography is the perfect opportunity to learn how to do that. In this two-session course, we will learn the history, chemistry, technology, and entire process involved in printing a drawing from stone. We will specifically be covering stone graining and leveling, drawing materials and how to use them, etching and the chemistry involved, press set up, and rolling up and printing the stone. There are many steps in the process of making a lithograph, all of which require attention to detail, and the final result is something magical! Each student will have an opportunity to create a drawing on a litho stone and print it. Previous printmaking experience appreciated. All materials included in registration fees!
WHEN: April 15 & 22, 2023
TIME: 10 AM – 4 PM
WHERE: Myrtle Press inside Verge
About the Instructor
Howard Levine has been an active printmaker for the past fifty-seven years. Howard taught printmaking and drawing for Sierra College for almost twenty-five years. At Carriage House Press, Grass Valley he had students engaged in all processes: intaglio, relief, litho and monotype for over 45 years. Howard has a M.A. from San Francisco State with an emphasis on printmaking, mainly lithography. He also is a painter, drawer and for-site artist. After dismantling his long time studio and gallery in Grass Valley, CA. he and his wife moved to Sacramento and joined Myrtle Press.
In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for creativity, we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. We also ask that everyone contribute positively to a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by our community standards stated above.
Cancellation and Refunds Policy
Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.
If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.