Printmaking Workshop
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About this course

This course is ideal for you if enjoy being creative. In this fun workshop you will learn weverything from the history of linocuts and famous artists who created them, to safe and effective ways of cutting the lino and how to mix printing inks to achieve exciting colour blends.

What will I learn?

On completion you should be able to:

  • Recognise key methods in linocuts
  • Have an overview on the history of linocuts
  • Work safely in the print studio
  • Successfully cut a lino block
  • Use a range of techniques, tools and materials to print your lino
  • Evaluate your outcomes

The following topics will be covered in this course:

  • Health and safety in the workshop
  • Examples of linocuts
  • Design processes
  • Tools and techniques for linocutting
  • Printing processes
  • Evaluation skills


Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements associated with this course.
Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional costs and information

You should bring with you:

  • a sketchbook
  • pencils
  • a range of visual images as inspiration for your linocut
  • printouts of internet research on linocuts
  • a packed lunch and small change for tea/coffee

Please note that there is no parking at the Methuen Centre. The closest car park is in the High Street, adjacent to The Methuen Arms. There is a charge for parking.


What could I do next?

You may want to further develop and use your skills on our 10 week printmaking course delivered on our Trowbridge campus. You may also wish to enrol on another of our creative courses, which include Drawing and Painting, Upholstery, Interior Design and much more!


Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.