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Stone Lithography with Tusche

Instructor: Carolyn Muskat
Monday, January 7, 2019 through Friday, January 11, 2019
Monday-Friday, 5-day workshop, 10am-4pm
Class size 5-8, All Levels
$475 members, $525 non-members

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This lithography workshop will focus on the wonderful world of Tusche, a liquid drawing material that can be used in a variety of ways to create images.  In addition, this workshop will present a range of drawing materials, plus cover processing and printing from the stones.  We will address printing in black and white as well as color inks and will introduce how to re-work an image on the stone, either for another layer or for a related image.  Each student will be provided with a grained stone on which to work.  Great for participants with some experience in lithography.

CAROLYN MUSKAT’s  work has been in local, national, and international exhibitions, including the solo exhibitions “A Sense of Place” at Smith College in MA and “Waystation” at Art House 5 in Hanoi, Vietnam, plus the group exhibitions “2nd Jogja International Miniprint Biennale 2016”, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, “Four Americans: Prints and Works on Paper” at the Fine Arts Assoc. Exhibition House in Hanoi, Vietnam, and “BIG INK” at Florida State College, South Gallery at Jacksonville, FL.  In May 2018, Carolyn traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to teach and work at Artists Proof Studio.  In 2016, Carolyn was invited to participate in the Pulau Ketam International Art Festival on the isle of Pulau Ketam, Malaysia.  In 2015, she participated in the Yogyakarta International Art Festival 2015, one of only two artists from the US.  The festival hosted 50 artists from 20 different countries to create work in Indonesia.  Carolyn also represented the US at the Sasaran International Art Festival 2014, an international arts workshop and residency in Malaysia.  The festival invited over 70 artists from 23 countries, creating and sharing work over 12 days.  After the festival, Carolyn traveled to Vietnam for her first solo exhibition in Vietnam.  In 2010, 2012 and 2013, Ms. Muskat was invited to teach at the Center for Graphic Excellence in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she worked with some of the most respected artists in the country.  In 2012, she was awarded the Vietnam Art Medal, an award given to only four other non-Vietnamese artists at that time.   

 Muskat owns and operates Muskat Studios, a professional printmaking studio in Somerville, MA where she creates her own work and collaborates with artists to produce original fine art prints.  The Studio celebrated 20 years of collaboration and artistic creation in January, 2014, with an exhibition at Somerville’s Brickbottom Gallery.  Carolyn has worked with more than 50 artists to publish over 400 prints in the past two decades.  A full-color catalog was produced, including all of the work created at the studio, plus a history of the founding of the studio and an overview of printmaking in the Boston area.   

 Ms. Muskat has also been invited to teach at several local art colleges, including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Hartford Art School, and Lesley University College of Art & Design.  As part of the 2015 SGCI Conference in Knoxville, TN, Carolyn participated in the International Panel:  “Outside the Comfort Zone: The Print as a form of Graphic Diplomacy”.  She also presented a technical demonstration:  “Photo-litho Plates:  Not Just for Photo Anymore.”  She has been a guest professor for AIB’s Master of Fine Arts program, and a visiting artist and lecturer at RISD, Boston University, Montserrat College of Art, Wellesley and Salem State College.  She has given numerous talks and lectures at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Danforth Museum of Art, the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, and the Museum of Printing in North Andover.  Ms. Muskat is an active member of The Boston Printmakers, serving over 7 years on its Executive Board and 2 years as its President, and was the Finance Chair of the committee that organized and hosted the 2003 Southern Graphics Conference, Boston.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and is a Tamarind Master Printer. 

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Image: Carolyn Muskat, Working Boats, Lithograph

View the supply list
  • Notebook/ Sketchpad 
  • Drawing materials 
  • Printmaking paper (for purchase at CCP) 
  • Litho Crayons (for purchase at CCP) #1-5 
  • Lithographic Pencils (for purchase at CCP) (with plastic holders)- #1, #3, #5 
  • Litho Sponges (for purchase at CCP) 
  • Snake slip (for purchase at CCP) 
  • 2” brush 
  • Xacto Knife 
  • General purpose brushed (nothing fancy, but a range of sizes) 2 or 3 larger (1”) 
  • Kneaded eraser or white plastic eraser 
  • Sandpaper 
  • Bounty paper towels 


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