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This course covers techniques in the creative and absorbing craft of Linocut Printmaking (Linocutting).

There are three courses dedicated to each different linocutting technique:

  • Lino Printing 1: Monochrome Linocut (using dramatic and bold effects of black and white),
  • Lino Printing 2: Reduction Linocut (making and experimenting with a 2 or 3 colour design) 
  • Lino Printing 3: Multiple Block Linocut, (using different blocks for different colours, creating beautiful overlapping transparent colours). 

The three 4 session courses can be combined in any order to make a comprehensive 12 week linocutting course.

What I'll learn

You will gain an understanding of the principles of block and relief printing, and practice of making prints with and without the use of a press. You will be instructed in the use of presses, rollers, inks, and papers and will be taught print-room best practice. You will develop the ability to use these techniques, which can be applied in a variety of ways, and will be able to plan and create your own print work. By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of how to use techniques which may be practiced at home.

You can progress to other linocut courses, which run throughout the year. Other Printmaking courses are a good option to develop your print portfolio, or consider joining our Makerspace for those with previous experience.

If you want to produce your linocuts at home you can bring your own set of cutters, or advice will be given by the tutor. Printmaking is messy and although aprons are provided it may be sensible to wear old clothes. High heels and sandals are not allowed, please bring something low and that covers the whole foot.  This course runs over 4 consecutive Thursdays from 6pm–9pm. Please note that this course does not run during the half-term/end-of-term breaks.


How I'll learn

You will learn how to use the materials and processes to produce your own limited edition of linocut prints, and consider how to present them to an audience. You will learn how to use the medium to make strong tones, graphic shapes and dramatic patterns. You will be able to explore aspects of composition, tone and texture, and add coloured elements using Chine Colle techniques.


How I'll be assessed

There are no formal assessments for this course.


Entry Requirements

No experience is necessary. This is a fully guided course and you will be supported by our very experienced tutor throughout. You will be transferring a design onto your own lino block so come with some simple strong and bold images that you could use for reference. All lino cutters will be supplied, and health and safety briefings will be given, as cutting tools are sharp.


How to Apply

To apply for this course, simply click on the ‘enrol’ button. You will then be taken to an enrolment form, where you will be asked to add your contact details and payment information.

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible.

If you prefer to enrol in person, please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.