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Continuing Education at PAFA

Lithography (In-Person)

with Ron Wyffels


Wednesdays, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Lithography is a versatile printmaking process that allows for a complete range of drawing effects:  contour line, hatching/cross-hatching, painterly wash applications, expressive mark-making, and reductive techniques.  Learn all aspects of the lithographic process through step-by-step demonstrations and hands-on practice:  preparing a traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plate; creating your own drawing from observation, imagination or photographic transfer using a range of drawing materials; selecting paper; printing in black-and-white and color; and editioning your prints.  Note: Tuition includes a $20 lab fee. 

Learning Objectives 

  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the lithography printing process. 
  • Students will acquire technical experience in preparing stones, plates, & ink. 
  • Students will learn basic stone & plate drawing, etching and processing techniques. 
  • Students will acquire technical expertise by way of proofing and printing their stones & plates, including learned skills in roller use & litho press operation. 
  • Students will learn printmaking professionalism including printing editions on clean registered printmaking paper, signing and numbering editions appropriately. 
  • Students will learn the importance of image development through individual reviews and by exploring various possibilities with the process. 
  • Students will develop critical visual and verbal skills by way of individual discussions with the instructor and with their peers. 
  • Students will advance their individual art concepts and expand their artistic territory through new techniques & material uses. 

This course does not meet during Spring Break, March 6 – 12. 

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $695 (including lab fee). Select credit option when registering.

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and at least one additional booster upon registration. Registrations lacking vaccine documentation or approved medical exemption one week after submission are subject to withdrawal. Requests for medical or religious exemptions must be approved by PAFA’s head of security. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See CE Policy Guide for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Image:  Ron Wyffels

Register by: January 20 

Materials List 

CE Policy Guide Winter/Spring 2023 


  • Session 1: Feb 1 - Apr 26th, 2023
    Wed for 12 weeks from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Class is full

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

(215) 972-7600

128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

Room: 660

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