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Introduction to Multi block Linocutting


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time

Saturday 7th + Sunday 8th September 2024

10.00am - 4.00pm

Experience Intermediate
Tutor  Sarah Kirby

Introduction to Multi block Linocutting is a weekend course for anyone interested in developing their use of multi block linocut printmaking. It is ideal for artists with any level of ability who wish to explore Linocut with the guidance of an artist who specialises in this technique.

You will be introduced to the principles of multi block and reduction linocut through examples. Then you will work towards creating a 3 block lino, learning about registration of your block, ink mixing and layering colour.

A busy but very accessible weekend that is a great way to develop your understanding of multi block Lino. You will come away with a unique edition of related images. 

Course Structure

Day 1 

  • Intro
  • Demo of tools
  • Transfer your design to lino
  • Cutting out the design
  • Basic registration
  • Ink the block
  • Print work
  • Cutting the design – 2nd block
  • Ink and print
  • Leave work to dry

Day 2

  • Recap
  • Cut 3rd block
  • Ink and print block
  • Continue printing small edition
  • Clean up
  • Review and sharing work

Tutor Bio

I am an artist and printmaker based in Leicester, in the heart of the East Midlands. Since graduating from a Fine Art Degree in 1984 and being a member of the Leicester Society of Artists, I have been working as a professional printmaker producing work for my portfolio, commercial illustrations and private commissions. Over the past 35 years I have also been involved in working with museums, art collections and a number of Art Residencies and I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to regularly exhibit work with fellow artists, both locally and nationally throughout the UK.

Leicester Print Workshop 

Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.