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Introduction to Block Printmaking | Julia Flanagan

Learn relief printmaking techniques to produce limited edition works on paper. Lino cut is a simple process which gets great results and is easy to continue at home. Over this weekend you will learn how to effectively use lino plates for relief printmaking and experiment with imagery, printing and colour. Students should bring along any ideas, in the form of drawings, their own photographs (or similar) to create imagery. No experience needed, just your imagination and desire to try something new.

what to expect

In this course you will learn:

  • Printmaking press OH+S
  • about image selection, design and composition
  • how to transfer the image/artwork onto your 'plate'
  • how to carve the lino
  • how to ink your plate and print your image in different ways
  • reduction printmaking
  • to print using the printing press
  • to print without the press using hand methods such as a using a baron or the back of a wooden spoon
  • about printing an edition

Is this course right for me?

This workshop is for all levels. The most important thing is an enthusiasm to learn a wonderful medium. Students can expect to learn the fundamentals of printmaking techniques and take home a stunning portfolio of limited edition prints, ready to frame.

About our printmaking facilities

We have two printing presses suitable for intaglio and relief printing techniques. At our school we teach ‘safe’ printmaking techniques. That is, we don’t use acid baths or aqua-tinting boxes with resin.


Standard block printing ink colours and rollers will be provided

Students will need to bring:

  • Vinyl Relief Plate (Soft) 200x300mm
  • lino carving tool set
  • good quality printmaking paper
  • sketch book
  • drawings or imagery that you might like to make into prints
  • extra paper for test prints
  • drawing materials (pencils, erasers, fine point marker)
  • masking tape
  • disposable gloves
  • soft rags

The following starter kit will be available to pre-order for $75 Please email or phone to pre-order your kit.

1 x Vinyl Relief Plate (Soft) 200x300mm
1 x Lino Carving Tool Set 6 (wooden handle)
3 sheets of Stonehenge 30 X 22 245gsm White printmaking paper

Our workshops are all delivered in studio at Art Est.

We have extra measures in place for your health and well-being.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

Maximum of 8-12 students in all our classes depending which studio is used Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials.
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$380 $361 Limited inc GST
Introduction to Block Printmaking | Julia Flanagan

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This is a 2 day workshop. Fee includes some materials. Pre-order a materials kit.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.