Mokulito is lithography on wood. It uses traditional lithographic drawing tools and processes to create an image, however due to the nature of the wooden matrix, it incorporates the natural wood grain within the marks. This creates a very distinctive and recognisable feature. Mokulito is timber dependent, so each wood you use as a matrix has a different effect and reaction to the lithographic process. It can be printed in colour and black, and we will approach both of these in the workshop.
You may also treat the mokulito plate as a woodcut, thus integrating the graphic quality of relief print with your lithographic drawing. The woodcut is a wonderful way to work alongside the more gestural marks of the litho.
This workshop will introduce you to the basic process of mokulito, from drawing on wood, to etching lithographically, through to printing under a press. We will work predominantly in monochrome, although the use of colour will be discussed. We will incorporate woodcut into the prints.
Mokulito is an exciting and unusual lithographic technique, that holds much potential for the artist.
Dates: Weekend 15/16 April
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £180 / Members £170
Artist Mary Dalton 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.