Hybrid printmaking – lino, monoprint and drypoint with Mary Dalton


Ref: SWE11460

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About this course

Experiment with multiple print methods within the same image to make unique prints. Lino, drypoint and monoprint are the main mediums, combined with various colour and monochrome techniques.

Course Description

Learn the basics of lino, drypoint 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.

Printing by hand and with the press will be taught. The technical pros and cons of both will be discussed, 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 with print, and not see any technical challenges as boundaries, but instead as rules to be broken. You will also have explored your 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.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

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)

Course Materials


  • The course fee includes the cost of providing some inks for use by the group as a whole. An A4 sheet of lino, a piece of drypoint paper and 2 sheets of Fabriano Rosapina paper.

What students need to bring

  • Bring your ideas and sketches; however the tutor can also help you to formulate your ideas if they are loose. Any rags/old clothes you have are always very useful to bring along, preferably cotton/cotton mix. Remove buttons/attachments and cut into medium sized sections.
  • Bring any material that has a flat textured surface, eg. heavy lace.
  • If you have any lino, drypoint or other print plates, please bring them along. Or any items on the available to buy list.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Inks, lino, scrim
  • Printing papers
  • Basic drawing media
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors, scalpels
  • Plastic printing plates
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toes or sandals. You may need safety boots, if specified above.


Mary Dalton

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.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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