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Mokulito Printing – Plywood Litho

Weekend Course
Starting: 2022-05-28 11:00:00
Ending: 2022-05-29 17:00:00
From: 2022-05-28 11:00:00 to 2022-05-29 17:00:00


Tutor: Kate Desforges

About the course:

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May          11.00am – 5.00pm


 In plywood lithography, or ‘Mokulito’ traditional lithographic drawing materials are used to draw and paint onto the plywood surface. The drawing is then processed using gum arabic, and the block is inked up and printed using the etching press.

Blocks can also be cut into using woodcutting tools, marrying up lithography with woodcut. Because of the coarser nature of wood in comparison to stone or metal plate, fine detail cannot always be retained, so this process would suit those who have a more experimental approach to image-making, embracing and working with the natural properties of the wood.

The grain of the wood will often show up in the background of prints, becoming stronger with each subsequent print, and ‘filling in’ until white becomes muddy and the block is no longer useable. Editions of anything from 3 – 15 can be produced from one block, depending on the individual properties of the wood used, the drawn image, the processing and the printing. Blocks cannot usually be re-printed.

Kate will guide you through this fascinating technique with a hands-on, experimental approach, providing examples, instruction and advice throughout. The aim of the course is to gain a good understanding of the process and to create a small run of prints from your own plywood block, and to give you the confidence to carry on using the technique in your own practice.


Cost: £150.00 / £130.00 members

Maximum of 8.00 people

If you would like to make a provisional booking for this course, please fill in your details below. Your place is not secure until payment has been made. Please contact the workshop on 0161 743 3111 during our office hours (Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm) to pay via Credit/Debit Card over the phone or arrange to make a bank transfer.