The lithography studio of the Künstlerhaus Munich
220 years ago, Alois Senefelder developed the flat-printing process "der chemischen Druckerey (chemical print)"- lithography. With this invention it became possible to produce images in a very short time and in large numbers – an epochal step that made it possible to make education accessible to a wider population. This traditional flat printing process is today a main pillar of print graphics and is used by artists all over the world as an independent medium of expression.
The Künstlerhaus Munich Foundation fully sponsors the in-house lithographic workshop. It is a real highlight in the Munich artist and cultural scene and is extremely valued by many artists.
Since June 2015, the lithography workshop is under the direction of Franz Hoke.
The workshop is open to artists
The workshop has a wide range of facilities and can be used by artists for a fee. Artists who are working lithographically for the first time should take an introductory course in order to be able to move freely in the workshop afterwards.
The Künstlerhaus Munich Foundation regularly awards scholarships to talented stone printing artists from all over the world who live and work in the workshop for a period of two months. The scholarship is completed with a final presentation in the lithography studio.
Workshops & courses for amateurs and professionals
In addition, a comprehensive range of courses for artists and interested parties are regularly being offered. The spectrum ranges from introductory courses in the technique of lithography to progressive colour courses to complementary offers such as bookbinding and experimental techniques.
International Lithography Days
In 2018, the Künstlerhaus Munich Foundation is already organising the 3rd International Lithography Days. The Lithography Days gathered professionals and laymen from all over the world at the Künstlerhaus Munich in 2005 and 2012 already.