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Heritage Ireland

Mezzotint Print Demonstration


Free of charge


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Dublin Castle

As part of our Education Programme, we're delighted to have the experience of visual artist and printmaker Caoimhe Dalton to draw upon this March!

During this session, artist Caoimhe Dalton will demonstrate the steps involved in the creation of a mezzotint. Mezzotint is a 17th century engraving technique that allows for the creation of prints with soft gradations of tone and rich velvety blacks. You'll find wonderful examples of mezzotints in the 'Neglected Genius Thomas Frye' exhibition, which is currently on show in the State Apartment Galleries.

The session will comprise a demonstration of the mezzotint process in the Education Room, followed by FREE access to the 'Neglected Genius Thomas Frye' exhibition in the State Apartment Galleries.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Booking is by email only at

Caoimhe Dalton is a visual artist and printmaker working in Dublin, Ireland. She trained as a printmaker and graduated with Honours from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Caoimhe has also studied Fine Arts in Academie Minerva in the Netherlands and the Barcelona Academy of Art. She has been a member of Black Church Print Studio in Dublin since winning the 1st prize John Kelly RHA Award in 2019 and currently runs workshops on the studios teaching board. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and her practice focuses on hands-on, manual processes such as intaglio printmaking, lithography, monotype and painting.


Dame Street
Dublin 2
D02 XN27

01 645 8813

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