Artist in front of artwork in reddish tones.
Photo: Rajat Mondal, 2022
  • 9 April 2024 17.00–19.00
  • Digital

Join us for a digital printmaking workshop with Milton Mondal on Zoom!

In this workshop we will explore foil lithography with artist Milton Mondal. Lithography is an ancient printing technique of drawing or painting on limestone with an oil-based crayon, or ink. In recent times other materials have been used, such as metal plates, polyester or foil.

In this workshop Mondal will demonstrate how you can easily create a lithographic print at home without advanced tools, using the same principles.

Mondal will also share insights into his own art, how he works with various graphic printing techniques and connect his own works with relevant historical works.

The workshop will be held in English. Participants will receive the Zoom link no later than the day before the workshop.

To participate, you will need to acquire some materials in advance. Many items can be found at home in your kitchen, while others may need to be purchased or borrowed.

The Line
"The Line" is a series of workshops offered by the National Museum in collaboration with various artists who work with drawing as a medium. The workshop will provide you with new perspectives on drawing.

You will need:

- Aluminium foil, the kind you have in the kitchen and can be purchased at the grocery store. The surface we will work on is aluminium foil that you fold around a piece of cardboard, wood, or acrylic.

- Cardboard, acrylic or wooden board that you have on hand in A5 or A6 size (no larger than A4)

- A4-size paper, whatever you have at home

- 500 ml or 1 l bottle of Coca-Cola or Pepsi (we will use the contents)

- 1–2 pairs of rubber gloves (preferably thin disposable gloves)

- Cleaning cloth

- 2 bowls – one for water and one for the soda

- Plain cooking oil such as rapeseed or sunflower oil

- 2 kitchen sponges

- Paper towels

- 1 spoon

 - Oil-based paint tube you have available, or oil-based printing ink like Charbonnel Etching Ink or Cranfield Litho Ink

- Soft lithographic crayons, oil pastels or oil-based coloured pencils (not wax)

- Small roller approximately 10 cm. If you cannot find one, you can use cotton fabric, paper towel or an old sheet

- If you wish to buy paper for printing instead of using what you have at home, Mondal suggests this.