Learn the basics of lino, dry point and monoprint and various exciting and innovative ways of combining and challenging these printing methods. You will be working in monochrome to enable a succinct understanding of the methods.
Experience printing by hand and with the press and discover the technical pros and cons of both, enabling you to move forward with knowledge of when to use each in your work.
By the end of the course you will have a wide knowledge in how to combine two to five different print techniques on the same image. You will have a basic technical knowledge of printing including by hand and when to use a press. This course will give you the confidence to experiment within print, and not see any technical challenges as boundaries, but instead as rules to be broken. You will also have explored your own preconceptions and boundaries in your work, and challenged yourself artistically to allow for a beautiful freedom of expression.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
"As always, the teaching. Mary has a great depth of knowledge, but she is fun and a great teacher. The day was never over technical, but lots of information and practice. By the end of it I felt I had learned a great deal."Jane, 2020
Mary trained at the Royal College of Art, graduating with an MFA in Printmaking. She has been teaching since 2008, including running the lithography studio at the famous Curwen. Her work is in the collections of the Imperial War Museum and the Tate Library as well as international museums.