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Linocut Afternoon Taster


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 14th October 2023
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Experience Beginner
Tutor  Jonathan Costall 

This taster session is designed to give you the experience of making your first Linocut in a printmaking studio environment. Over the three hours you will be introduced to the basic elements that are the cornerstones of making a successful print:

  • Transfer/drawing a image
  • How to cut safely
  • Applying ink and printing

You will get to take your prints home at the end of the session 

Course Structure

  • Introduction
  • Transfer image/ draw onto lino
  • H&S about using tools, demo
  • Cutting under supervision,
  • Printing - try to make 2 different coloured prints

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.