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Rainbows of Delight: Photolithography

June 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


A 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 10am-4pm

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About this Workshop:

This workshop introduces photolithography as a tool for both drawing and multiple-plate printing. Students will print a two-plate photolithograph, a drawing layer printed over a rainbow roll (blend of multiple colors) background. The first session begins with image preparation on transparency film, then moves through the process of registering, exposing, developing, then processing plates. We end the first session mixing and modifying color litho ink for the rainbow roll. The second session is an intensive printing session, starting with rainbow rolls in the morning, followed by the second drawing plate in the afternoon. 

Level: Intermediate – No prior lithography experience is required, however, intermediate printmaking experience is recommended. Not recommended for those new to printmaking.

Registration closes June 15, 2022.  Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.

Sample images by Fleming Jeffries


Registration includes a $50 materials fee to cover the consumable materials provided in class, including printing ink, solvents, newsprint, a cellulose sponge, plates, registration tabs and pins,  adhesive, gum arabic, glycerin, and other materials. Students will need to supply additional supplies of their own, including:


Fleming Jeffries is a visual artist and printmaker who explores the intertidal zone between human cultures and the natural world. Her work relies on slow processes, such as printmaking, papermaking, and hand-dyeing, to slow the mind’s eye and distill metaphor. Recent projects investigate Natural Dyes / Silk Roads and Oceanic Climate Change. Fleming has shown in the US and internationally with work in private and public collections, including the recent group show “Imagine Climate” at Anderson Ranch Art Gallery. Among recent residencies were the Belt & Road Printmaking Exchange hosted by Guanlan Original Printmaking Base in China in 2018. She received a BFA in Studio Art (Printmaking) and BA in Languages (Russian) from University of Alaska Anchorage, and an MFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. Fleming completed the Printer Training Program at Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after which she assisted in the re-writing of the Tamarind Book of Lithographic Techniques. She has recently relocated to Washington DC, her hometown, and has a studio at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. In Fall 2020, she is teaching remotely at VCU School of the Arts in Qatar, where she was faculty in the Painting and Printmaking Department from 2013-2019. Learn more about her work at www.flemingjeffries.net.

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