Lithography uses a simple chemical process to create prints from a flat surface. The process is known for its ability to capture hand-drawn and expressive marks, shading, and texture. Aluminum plate lithography is a more predictable and less labor-intensive than traditional stone litho. In this class, students will become comfortable with the technical processes of etching and printing plates while seeing and experimenting with many approaches to developing imagery, such as incorporating many mark-making tools, transferring images to plates, overlapping or blending colors, and using chine colle. Students will hone printing skills through acting as a printing assistant for their peers. The class will culminate with students completing a class portfolio as well as an edition of their own prints.