Sharpening and Using Relief Tools

When and Where

4 Aug 2020 - 4 Aug 2020 (5 hours, 1 day)
Days and times
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00


Full fee
Concession fee

Quick Facts

SooMin Leong
Course code

What you will learn

Learn how to sharpen relief carving tools and understand the purpose for each tool. Follow up by making a lino print.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Understand the purpose for each carving tool
  • Know how to maintain your carving tools using different grit waterstones
  • Know how to carve safely using different tools
  • Make a relief lino print.

Class format and activities

There will be demonstration, discussion and practical work on using the tools and sharpening. Teaching is both in groups and on an individual, one to one basis, with technical and critical advice depending on your needs.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular and
detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.

Entry requirements

Suitable for anyone with interest in relief printmaking.

What you need to know before you enrol

Some knowledge of relief printing would be an advantage but not necessary. This course is offered onsite at Morley during Covid 19 restrictions. You will need to bring a face covering and rubber/ nitrile gloves and your own apron or coverall.

What you will need for your class

Relief carving tools, sharpening stone(s) These two stones are the most useful, or something like these: Slipstropand,Waterstone .A pencil, notebook, an image/drawing for lino carving and printing.

What you can do next

You could continue on to other printmaking classes to explore different techniques or further advance on relief printmaking technique such as lino or woodblock printing.