Linocut Printmaking for Beginners

Ref: C3128133

Explore linocut printmaking techniques to create a unique print with more than one colour. Students will learn through step-by-step demonstration and encouraged to develop creative skills through personal response. Students will be encouraged to share their experiments and have fun.

Course aim

Enjoy learning creative skills at a relaxed and friendly pace. An introductory course to linocut printmaking technique. Beginners welcome.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Learn how to transfer a design to a lino block and use a variety of carving technique to add visual interest.
  • Learn registration techniques to create a print with one or more colours.
  • Explore visual elements such as line, shape, texture in creating dynamic designs.
  • Build confidence in creative work by exploring techniques / processes and sharing ideas with others.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit:
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • See Canvas for full Materials List. Tutor will talk through all materials and equipment required for course. Lino block - e.g. Jackson's Grey 3.2mm Linocutting tools - a range of Printmaking roller Block Printmaking Ink OR Acrylic paint + block print medium A bench hook Paper Newspaper

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas:
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Linocut Printmaking for Beginners


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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