Workshops & Retreats

Stiwdio Maelor is pleased to offer printmaking workshop retreats of between two days to five days.

The retreats are run by qualified and talented instructors and are tailored in response to the individual or group needs.

All material costs are provided within the price of the workshop.

Workshops can be structured for complete beginners or for specialist training and can be structured to individual or group skills.

Specialist workshops are arranged on a regular basis, featuring guest tutors as well as Maelor founder, Dr Veronica Calarco.

For booking contact please email:

Maelor’s Retreats

Etched Lino Workshop

Upcoming Retreats

Etched Lino Workshop

Led by Molly Brown

November 12th – 13th 2022

Maximum 5 participants

£170 per person

This workshop will introduce the exciting possibilities of using caustic soda solution to etch the surface of traditional lino. This dynamic method provides opportunities for gestural mark making alongside traditional carving and produces spirited and expressive prints.

Over two days at Stiwdio Maelor, participants will be introduced to methods of preparing the etching solution, using different masks and resists and working with the etch directly on the plate to produce a wide range of marks and textures. Molly will
introduce you to the methods she has been honing over the last two years as part of her Masters research and you will leave with all the skills necessary to push the boundaries of your relief printing practice.

Molly began printmaking whilst living in East Africa. She worked for ten years in sustainable agriculture and food growing before turning to creative work full time. Her work is strongly influenced by her previous land based career as well as her rural upbringing in Pembrokeshire. She is currently doing an MA at Aberystwyth University and is a director of Aberystwyth Printmakers.

For further information please visit Molly’s website at or her instagram @mollybrown.prints

Accommodation is also available – contact Stiwdio Maelor for details.

Additional Information

Maelor also offers bespoke workshops which can be tailored to your needs and one or two week retreats, which feature individual instruction and days to develop your skills and explore the local area.

Maelor specialises in:

– Relief printing (lino, wood)

– Intaglio printing (etching, drypoint, collagraph.)

– Screen printing

– Lithography

– Darkroom photography

Email Stiwdio Maelor for more information or to discuss specific needs and technical skills you would like to develop in a workshop retreat.