In-person course

Experimentations in repeat pattern with Mary Dalton



Pattern is expressive and bold. Printed pattern can be integrated with prints on paper and also for fabric designs. It may also have further applications in homemade collage papers, cards, dressmaking and much more. In this two-day (consecutive) workshop we will look at approaches in designing striking and energetic repeat patterns. We will be carving these designs onto traditional lino before having fun with some trial printing. We will look at single colour and multiple colours within the design, also covering both technical repeat, tessellation and using small stamps. Using the lino as our formal print plate, we will expand and look at how we can make pattern stamps from everyday materials and make repeat pattern rollers. Applications of the prints will be on paper and fabric, and although we will not be working with specific imagery, we will cover how repeat pattern may be integrated within artwork. Please be prepared to work with oil-based inks. We will not be using any solvents in the workshop. Mary Dalton is the founder of the Washroom Pop-Up Press and the Washroom PrintShop. She is a professional artist and printmaker whose work spans across genres, pushing printmaking into the realm of sculpture, installation, textiles and performance. Alumni of the world-renowned Royal College of Art, award winning Mary has a wealth of teaching experience in many areas of printmaking. Her work features in many collections including the Tate Library, Imperial War Museum, V&A Museum, the Canadian War Museum and the British Library.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. All printmaking materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea. In addition, you should bring with you any materials you may wish to incorporate into your collage such as different paper types, fabrics and images. There will be no solvents used for cleaning, but please do bring protective clothing (apron, old top) and a pair of old washing up gloves or similar hand protection.


2 days (10:01am to 5:01pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Atelier Beside the Sea

with Craft Courses since 2021

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165 Kings Road Arches, , BRIGHTON, East Sussex, BN1 1NB

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for beginners
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