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Linocut Taster


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 16th February
10.00am - 1.00pm.
Tutor  Sally Stephens 

"Very helpful instructor and a good working environment. It's nice to see so many original printing presses." September 2019

Spend a morning exploring this popular print technique. You will learn how to create a suitable design; transfer it to the lino block; cut the block and print it.

We will be using the Britannia relief press but the blocks an also be printed by hand. A good introduction for those new to printmaking or linocutting. 

Course Structure

10.00 Introduction to linocut. Looking at examples of work, cut blocks and prints. 
Work on designing an image suitable for linocut.
Demonstration of how to transfer the design.
When designs complete, demonstration of how to cut the block.
Work on blocks
When complete, demonstration of inking up the block and using the press.
12.45 Tidy up and evaluation.

About the Tutor

Sally Stephens uses the intaglio processes of etching and drypoint in her practice and also some screen print. Her work frequently explores the human face and its enduring fascination. Crowds and collections of faces provide a way to think about how the individual relates to a group, and consider the connections between people. Work is also inspired by travel and encountered images, for example Greek and Roman sculpture and busy city streets.

Sally has completed an Advanced Diploma in Printmaking at Central St Martins School of Art and an M A in printmaking at Northampton University. Sally is part of the LPW tutor team and has also delivered several community projects.

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 (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - 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.