Colour and Reductive Linoprinting Basics Workshop


Sat & Sun 3-4 February – complete
Saturday & Sunday 21-22 April – FULL
Saturday & Sunday 9-10 June
Dates for the 2nd half of the year will be released in May 2018

9:30am 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.

Maleny RSL Hall Private Room

Minimum 6 people
Maximum 8 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), carving, registration and printing in a small edition. You will print a small edition on to quality printmaking paper with a baren, and you will be introduced to printing with a small printing press.

This workshop assumes you have some knowledge of the linoprinting process and image carving. 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.

More dates announced throughout the year. More about dates below.

Learning Outcome

We will focus on producing a small and simple colour reductive linoprint edition. We will also discuss different methods for printing more complex images including working with multiple and ‘jigsaw’ blocks. Time permitting we may also discuss linoplate etching (using caustic soda) and different methods for transferring your image onto your linoprinting plate.

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 cover 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.

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.

Examples of my own colour linoprints

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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