When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor SooMin Leong
  • Course Code W23PTGF04A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

If you have some experience in linocut and would like to introduce some expressive and organic gestural marks into your lino prints, this course will offer you a chance to experiment combining etched lino and cut lino. You will make a small edition of multi-coloured prints using both etched lino and cut lino with step-by- step guidance. Advanced or returning students can pursue your own printmaking project using relief printing assisted by the tutor.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a cut lino block and an etched lino block
  • Understand the principle of lino printing technique and be able to apply the technique on future projects
  • Use registration to create multiple coloured prints
  • Use caustic soda to etch lino safely


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    We will be looking at examples print and image making to inspire us. Teaching is both in groups and on an individual, one-to-one basis, with technical and critical advice depending on your needs, and the ideas you want to realise. The tutor will give demonstrations, presentations and lead group discussions. All students record and assess progress via a Learning Statement. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    Some experience and understanding in linocut or woodcut is preferred.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Health & Safety information will be given at the start of the course and subsequent lessons where necessary. You will be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow procedures as advised. Some chemicals used may be harmful in pregnancy, and some may cause irritation in very rare cases. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant or have any sensitivities and they will advise you as to necessary precautions.. Note: at present there is no wheelchair access to the print studio, and the studios are on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building. If you have any mobility issues please contact the department prior to enrolling.

    What you need

    Please bring: pencils, a small paintbrush and a sketchbook or notebook. Protective clothing is provided, or you can bring your own apron and rubber gloves. The course fee includes most studio consumables (ink, cleaning materials, solvents etc) but you will have to pay for paper, lino blocks etc. These are available to buy in the department at cost price. Further requirements will be discussed at the first and subsequent classes.

    What you can do next

    Continue on other relief printmaking courses on Wednesday Evenings such as Linocut or Woodcut courses next academic year. Or you can enrol on any of the subsequent Beginners courses, Mixed Levels or All Levels courses on any day. There are also various short courses, which generally focus on single techniques. Please talk to your tutor for more advice on what to do next.