Relief Printing for Beginners

Night Class


This night class offers a chance to explore and experiment with relief printing. Using this very graphic method of producing an image; designs can be cut, melted, or carved to create a bold and experimental design. This four-week course is an opportunity to explore relief printing and colour in a supportive and stimulating working studio.

What will you learn?

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.

These evening sessions will cover:

Single Block Lino
Learn how to design your artwork, carve and print a single colour block using simple tools.

Multi-Block Lino
Experiment with overlaying colours and cutting multiple blocks to create a more intricate design.

Reduction Lino
In reduction lino, the design is produced from one single lino block, layering up the colour each time the lino is cut. This technique is a challenging way to produce an edition of prints, as by the end of the session there will be little to none left of your lino block.


Topics covered:

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


Available Date(s)

Thurs 6, 13, 20 & 27 June 2019
4 places available


6pm - 9pm
12 hours (over 4 evenings)


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 (£240)

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 £216
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 £204
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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