Linocut Printmaking Workshop: Beginners - Short Courses Sydney

Linocut Printmaking Workshop: Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn linocut printmaking with our Art Courses in Sydney!

Explore the wonderful world of linocut printmaking. This art form involves carving intricate designs into linoleum blocks, applying ink to the carved surface, and then transferring the design onto paper or other mediums through a printing process. In a linocut class, students learn the fundamental techniques and skills needed to create their own linocut prints. Through expert instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on practice, participants gain a deep understanding of the linocut process, from design conception to final print.

During a linocut class, participants have the opportunity to explore their creativity and develop their artistic abilities. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, students learn how to handle carving tools effectively and safely to create detailed designs. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, this linocut class offers a structured and nurturing space to enhance your skills and expand your artistic horizons and create your one-of-a-kind print.

Linocut classes typically follow a step-by-step approach, allowing students to gradually build their knowledge and proficiency in linocut printmaking. They begin by learning about the materials and tools required for linocut, understanding the principles of design composition, and practising basic carving techniques. By the end of the linocut class, participants will have a solid foundation in linocut printmaking that they can continue to build upon in their artistic journey.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this linocut printmaking, you should be able to:

  • Design and draw your desired image or design.
  • Transfer your finalised design onto the linoleum block.
  • Carve your design into the linoleum block using different cutting marks.
  • Effectively apply ink onto your linocut block.
  • Produce prints of your linocut design by transferring it onto different paper stocks.

After finishing this course, you might like to enrol in one of our many other art courses offered at Sydney Community College.

Course content

What will be covered in this linocut printmaking workshop?

  • The class begins with an introduction to linocut printmaking and will include a brief introduction to how to correctly and safely use the tools. 
  • Participants are guided through the process of designing their prints. They learn how to transfer their design onto the linoleum block, taking into account the reversed image that will result in the final print. 
  • Students are taught how to create different marks using various tools. They learn how to create lines, textures, and details by carefully removing sections of the linoleum block. 
  • Learn how to ink their carved linoleum blocks. 
  • Discover how to properly register your linoleum block with the paper to ensure accurate printing. 
  • Hand-printing techniques where you will learn techniques to achieve consistent pressure, ensuring clear and well-defined prints.

Intended audience

Who is this linocut printmaking workshop for?

This course is intended for beginners and anyone who wants to build on their artistic skills. 

*This workshop is not suitable for students under the age of 18yrs. 

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What we provide

  • Lino cutting tools & rollers
  • Lino blocks
  • Black Ink
  • Printing papers
  • Linocut printing ideas
  • Bring along an image of your choice

Materials are provided in class. However, if you wish to use your own tools feel free to bring them along.  

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes and/or bring an apron
  • Long hair must be tied back

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Ro Cook has extensive experience in art and design. Under the label ROKOCO, Ro creates hand-printed product ranges including tea towels, napkins, table runners, aprons and cushions. She's spent...

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Please make sure to bring hardcopies of your images to use as the inspiration for your linocut project.

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