Colour and Reduction Linoprinting Basics Workshop


Sat-Sun 18-19 July – FULL
Sat-Sun 15-16 August – FULL
Sat-Sun 19-20 Sept – FULL
Sat-Sun 17-18 Oct – FULL
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9:45am for a 10am start
Finishing around 4pm

New students: $260 pp
Returning students: $240 pp
Materials fee: $50 pp (all students)
Pensioners and Carers please contact me directly for pricing and bookings.


Maximum 5 people

Ready to create more complex images and bring colour in your lino printmaking work? This two day linoprinting workshop will take you through different ways of applying colour to your lino prints. You will learn about preparing your image and block(s), registration and printing in a small edition. You will hand-print a small edition on to quality printmaking paper with a baren.

This workshop assumes you have some knowledge of the linoprinting process including image carving, printing and inking.

If you have never worked with linoprinting before, or want to try your hand at it, have a look at my Linoprinting 101 workshop as a good introduction to the process.

Suitable for intermediate, all ages over 16.

Scroll down, or click here, to read what past students have said about this workshop.

Learning Outcome

We will focus on producing a small and simple colour reductive linoprint edition.

By the time you finish this workshop you will be equipped with the skills to confidently print multi-colour images and designs in an edition of prints. You will be able to take these skills with you and confidently print at home.

We will discuss designing and planning your colour reductive image for print; and how to create a simple registration system to ensure colour alignment. We will us hand printing methods so you can easily replicate the process at home with minimal equipment, but there will be a small printing press on hand to have a play with.

Time permitting, we will discuss other methods for printing more complex images including working with multiple and ‘jigsaw’ blocks. We may also discuss linoplate etching (using caustic soda) and different methods for transferring your image onto your linoprinting plate.

You will be given handouts with equipment recommendations so you can get started printing at home.


All necessary materials for making your first lino print are covered in your Materials Fee and provided for this workshop.

– tracing paper and drawing materials to create and transfer your image to a lino block
– lino block approx A5 in size
– 2-3x sheets of printmaking paper, suitable to print an edition of up to 8-12 prints, depending on the number of colours you wish to play with
– inks, rollers and other printmaking supplies needed to carve, ink and print your print
– tea and plunger coffee, with a light morning and afternoon tea

Not Included

Everything you need for this workshop is included and provided.

What to Bring

Lunch. You can pop into town to buy lunch, but it is a few minutes drive and parking can be difficult (Maleny is a popular weekend destination). Therefore I recommend you bring your lunch and maximise the time you have printing and learning in the studio.

Your design ideas. If you have something specific you want to print, bring your ideas along. But fear not if you are a little stuck for inspiration as I will have plenty of suitable images and ideas on hand for you to use and reference.

Please also bring a journal or notebook for taking notes during the workshop.


​Participants are advised to wear closed in shoes, and suitable clothing or apron that you do not mind getting ink on. The inks can set permanently on fabric.

In this workshop we will print with water based inks, so washup of tools and hands will use soap and water, not potent cleaning chemicals.

We use sharp tools to carve lino. You will be given instruction on how to hold and use the tools, and it will expected that you follow instruction and take care while using them.


To book your place in this workshop, please complete the booking form to the right.

Full payment is required to secure your booking. Payment can be made via PayPal or direct deposit.

If you cancel your workshop booking you may incur fees. Please read my cancellation policy here.

If a workshop does not reach the minimum numbers required, it may have to be cancelled. If this happens you will receive a full refund or an option to reschedule.

Once your booking form and payment has been received I will contact you to confirm you place and advise any special instructions.

About Dates and other options

If the dates noted above don’t suit you, or you would like private tuition or to book a private group workshop, this can be arranged. Please contact me and enquire about other date options that better suit you.

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Read what past students have said about this workshop

  • From her well-equipped studio in the quiet Maleny countryside, Kim provides you with a very informative, relaxed and fun two-day workshop. Having the workshop held in a full time working printmakers studio, with a wealth of resources to hand, plenty of works in progress, and access to past works - really enriches the learning experience. Originals of other printmakers work hang on the walls, and a well -resourced library of reference books is to hand. A creative, stimulating environment indeed.

    Marie, Sunshine Coast Hinterland
    Marie, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Reduction Linocut
  • Kim has a natural way with people, she makes everyone feel very welcome as soon as they enter the studio. She has a great teaching style and follows up each session with printed information to take home. Kim is very knowledgeable about her craft and has many resources to share. I spent a very happy and rewarding 2 days learning about Lino reduction printing.

    Christine, Coolum
    Christine, Coolum Reduction Linocut
  • Kim is a thorough, well prepared and organised teacher of Reductive Linoprinting. I was very pleased with the experience, because I learned what I wanted to know, and am energised to continue in this printmaking technique.

    Jacky, Connondale
    Jacky, Connondale Reduction Linocut
  • Kim is such a fantastic teacher. Very informative. Explains the subject so it is easy to understand. Very generous with all aspects of the workshop. Lots of fun. I came away, and I can say for all our group, with such energy and enthusiasm. Cannot wait to continue with all the knowledge from this second workshop that I have attended with Kim.

    Ellen, Hard Pressed Printmakers
    Ellen, Hard Pressed Printmakers Caloundra Arts Centre, Private Group
  • You are such a great teacher, a genuine person and I absolutely loved the weekend and only wished I lived closer so I could come to everything you run! Thank you for sharing so much of your knowledge and experience with us, its invaluable and so generous. Do yourself a favour and sign up for one of Kim's workshops, you will not regret it!

    Kellie, Bathurst
    Kellie, Bathurst Reduction Linocut Printing
  • Kim is a wonderful instructor, very welcoming, passionate and full of knowledge that she is only too happy to share. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and would recommend it to anyone wanting to take their Linocuts to the next level.

    Lauren. Maleny
    Lauren. Maleny Reduction Linocut Printing
  • I signed up for a two day Lino Print workshop with Kim. I was nervous about attending as my background is not of an artistic nature and I was not sure my skill level would meet the criteria needed. Why did I worry? With Kim's gentle approach to the workshop; her step by step instructions and expectations, she put my mind at ease immediately. Her gentle approach to the workshop instills confidence in your ability and by the end of the tuition, you have created a piece that you are proud of. Very liberating!

    Michelle, Brisbane
    Michelle, Brisbane Reduction Linocut Printing
  • I had a great time at Kim’s workshop learning reduction Lino printing. Kim was a great tutor and had a vast knowledge of information that she was happy to share with us all. Her teaching style is relaxed while ensuring everyone completes their desired prints. Nothing was to much trouble for her. Great day and would love to do more printing with her in the future.

    Suzanne, Ballarat
    Suzanne, Ballarat Reduction Linocut Printing
  • Thank you for the best workshop I've been to for a long time !!... It was a great refresher and update for me to follow .... aiming for a much more professional level.

    Jilly, Buderim
    Jilly, Buderim Reduction Linocut Printing
  • "So wonderful! 😊 Kim ran an amazing workshop."    ---     "This was a fantastic weekend. Thank you. Great job."    ---     "Fabulous weekend—relaxing and creative. Lovely friendly environment."    ---     Complements to the cook—lunches were delicious."    ---     "Most enjoyable."    ---     "Great 2-day workshop. Excellent tutor. Thank you."    ---     "Kim is a terrific tutor. She worked very hard throughout and imparted knowledge willingly. Kim fostered our curiosity and enthusiasm for the medium. Food was great!"    ---     "Thanks Kim, you rock!"

    Colour & Reduction Linocut, Winter School 2019
    Colour & Reduction Linocut, Winter School 2019 Buderim Craft Cottage, Private Group