Please note: Artist/Printmaker Mary Dalton’s course is taking place during on two consecutive days – Friday and Saturday.
Lithino is lithography on lino. It was first touched upon in the 1970s, but was using harsh chemicals to process the lino. In the last few years, Mary has researched and developed a process that allows the lithographic marks on the lino to be processed and printed without the need of toxic chemicals. Lithino is still being researched and developed by Mary with the support of Essdee, the makers of traditional artists lino.
Following on from the Monochrome Lithino course in August, this Reduction Lithino workshop shows students how the lithographic marks may be introduced to the lino surface at any stage of a reduction cut.
This process is very exciting and has much potential. The process is more suited for unique prints, treating each print as a one off artwork. It is fun, engaging and very expressive.
We will be working in colour, using traditional oil based inks. You will be working on several prints at once to allow for flexibility within the lithographic etching process on the lino. The thinness of the litho ink layer contrasts beautifully against the graphic lino cut ink layers and offers a whole new scope of expression within reduction lino.
The basic lithino process will be demonstrated as will the basics of reduction lino. We will be working in glorious colour to fully demonstrate the potential. It does get inky, so please be prepared for that.
Suitable for everyone and all the basic materials for the course are included in the price.
Dates: Friday 2 September and Saturday 3 September
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £200/Members £190
Founder of ‘Pop-Up Press’ (taking art and printmaking to the people), 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 and teaching regularly at West Dean. Her work is in the collections of the Imperial War Museum and the Tate Library as well as international museums. We are delighted to welcome Mary back to the studio this year!