Cart 0

Portraiture in Print


This course is now full. You may contact us to discuss alternative courses or be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations.

Contact Us Add to Waitlist
Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 28th August 
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Jonathan Costall 

Coronavirus Update: This course will be running with reduced numbers and new social distancing, hygiene and safety measures in place [as of 6th May].

Portraiture in Print is a short course for anyone interested in exploring or developing their skills in portraiture using Linocut printmaking.

You will learn how to use tone and mark making to create the planes of the face and
how to add character to your portraits.

A great course for anyone looking to work with narrative images and capturing the likeness in your subject.

Course Structure

  • Intro
  • Using the Formal Elements in portraiture
  • Transfer your design to Lino
  • Cutting accurate and bold line work
  • Using mark making to create tone and form
  • Proof print
  • Feedback given on proof
  • Make improvements to work
  • Print work.
  • Tidy up and evaluation

About the Tutor

Jonathan Costall is a Printmaker who specialises in Linocut portraits. Currently he is working on a series of portraits which combines his duel passions of art and football. The main subject of his work has been Leicester City F.C players past and present, recently he has started a second series of portraits of “Football Greats”.

He studied BA (hons) Fine Art at De Montfort University where he decided to specialise in Printmaking. After graduating he then went on to study at Wimbledon School of Art where he gained an MA in Fine Art Printmaking in 2005.

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.