Reduction Linocut Printmaking.

2 Days.  £160.
Fri 29 & Sat 30 May  2020

* if you prefer, you may contact me to book a place via the contacts page

A reduction linocut is where prints are made by progressively cutting away a single piece of lino, printing a number of prints in a different colour at each stage.

The workshop will start with examples of my own and other artists' work and then consider how to design for the reduction method, its advantages and disadvantages.

Having drawn up a design, you will learn how to:

  • Transfer an image.
  • Use linocut tools safely and effectively.
  • Cut away the first layer of your plate.
  • How to mix colour and inking up methods.
  • Print a number of first colour prints using a registration board, a press and also hand-printing methods.
  • Cut away some more lino ready to over-print the next colour.
  • Repeat this process until you have made a complete set of prints.
  • We will then gather our prints together and enjoy looking at what has been made.

At the end of the course you will have made a small edition of coloured prints that can be framed for the wall or made into cards.
Details of materials suppliers will be available so the you can continue to make  prints at home.


10.00 Arrive
11.30 Coffee
1.00   Lunch
2.30  Tea
4.00  Finishing up.

Refreshments. Lunch (homemade soup, bread, cheeses, fruit) and tea, coffee and homemade cake are all included. Please let me know if there are foods that you need to avoid.

Accommodation - please contact me for information about places to stay in the area.

Course materials. All materials are included.

What to bring. Wear old clothes. Apron