Linocut for Beginners

Short Course


Lino is an appealing, malleable printing surface on which to create an image, often producing a unique and graphic based style to the finished print. Learn how to create, carve and print a single colour linocut during this one-day course, perfect for beginners interested in relief printing.

What will you learn?

Linocut is a relief printing technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used as the relief surface. The design is then cut into the linoleum surface with a selection of specialist tools, with the raised (or uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed.

Traditionally, oil-based inks would have been used in the printing process, but as part Green Door’s ethos, the use of water based inks are used in order to lower environmental impact, whilst also maintaining the same outcome as that of traditional oil based inks.

The use of colour can also play a major part in relief printing and can be easily achieved if needs be. By using various techniques and methods, those who wish to add colour can do so with both guidance and support from Green Door.


Topics covered:

  • A brief history of linocut and its terminology
  • Paper types, tools and materials in relief printmaking
  • How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
  • How to sign and edition your prints


* Children younger than 18 may be accompanied by a parent (at no extra cost). Please note these classes are not suitable for children younger than 15 years old due to the printmaking machinery/tools involved.


Available Date(s)

Sat 19 January 2019
4 places available

Sat 11 May 2019
4 places available


11am - 3pm
4 hours including lunch break

Course Tutor

Pandora Johnson

Suitable for Beginners


All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of printmaking is required.

For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through our How to Prepare page.


Regular (£80)

Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.

Green Door Members

Members of Green Door Printmaking Studio receive 10% off all of our courses. Become a member of the studio today.

Concessions & Students

Concessionary Rate £72
Our concessionary rate is applicable if you are aged 60 years or older, aged 13 years or younger, and/or in receipt of any state benefits. Please note: undergraduate students are not eligible for our concessionary rate.

Student Rate £68
Our student rate is applicable if you are aged 13+ years, and in full-time education or currently studying towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.

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