Stone Lithography Workshop | Margaret Robertson


Workshop Dates and Times
Thurs 26 Sep - 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM
Sat 28 Sep - 12.00 PM to 5.00 PM


Workshop Description
This workshop provides an exceptional and rare opportunity for Townsville youth (ages 15 – 21) to engage with the highly specialised printmaking practice of lithography. The two-day course is an introduction to the fundamentals of the lithographic process and is designed for youth with a strong interest in developing their artistic skills.

Under the guidance of a local artist Margaret Robertson, attendees will create an image by drawing directly onto the surface of a lithographic limestone. Participants will learn how to use drawing media such as crayon and tusche to achieve varied marks, washes, and tones. Facilitators will assist attendees to prepare the stone for printing by applying an etch and to use Umbrella’s lithography press to produce an edition of prints. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore polyester plate lithography during the course of the workshop.

What to bring:
•    Wear closed in shoes
•    Sketches and images to use as reference material
•    Packed lunch and drink bottle

Limited to 8 spaces (ages 15-21) | Bookings close on the Wednesday prior to the Workshop Day at 4pm. | The workshops will take place in Umbrella’s downstairs studio at 408 Flinders St (next to Mary Who? Bookshop and opposite Woolworths). | All bookings subject to Umbrella's workshop and public programs booking policy.

About the Artist
Margaret Robertson is a Gurambilbarra / Townsville-based artist and printmaker. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (James Cook University), visual arts degrees and certificates (Townsville College of TAFE) and a Certificate III, Information, Digital Media and Technology (Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE). Margaret has run numerous workshops and classes for Umbrella and local arts organisations, including artist book and printmaking workshops, for people of all ages. She is a long-standing member of Umbrella's Studio Access Group (USAG) and has been a volunteer Studio Facilitator for over 5 years.

General Workshop Information
PG |  2x 5 Hour Sessions  | Local | Curated 

The NAFA Youth Hands-On Workshop Program is supported by funding from Townsville City Council.

Image Credit: Margaret Robertson, Wagtail (detail), 2015.

Please check our website for details or alternatively you can contact us on 0403 105 451.

Commissioned by North Australian Festival of Arts and Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

Stone Lithography Workshop | Margaret Robertson

Stone Lithography Workshop | Margaret Robertson

Thursday 26 September 2024, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 408 Flinders Street, Townsville Cily QLD 4811


Stone Lithography Workshop | Margaret Robertson

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Stone Lithography Workshop | Margaret Robertson

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408 Flinders Street
Townsville Cily
QLD 4811