The Proof is in the Printing: Relief

Linocut. Take a floor covering and transform it into a framed art work. Learn to cut and control lino, roll on the ink and produce the big reveal!

By the end of this taster course, students should be able to:

Use a selection of cutting tools, inks and printing machinery confidently to produce a selection of their own images in print using a simple Relief printmaking technique in a Print Studio.

The Proof is in the Printing: Relief

Room G.10, Thomson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Start date
1.5 hours
Day(s) and Times(s)
Tue 8 Aug, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Subject Area
Gregor McAlpine
Room G.10, Thomson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Time of Day
  • Students will be introduced to a selection of relevant artists’ works in the medium of Relief printmaking. This will include works in linocut and woodcut.
  • Students will learn how to cut a piece of linoleum using relief cutting tools to create a printed image.
  • Students will learn how to apply printing ink with a roller to produce a selection of their own printed images on paper using expressive relief cutting techniques.

Teaching will be based in the COL Art and Design Short Courses G9/G10 studios at Thomson’s Land

1. The tutor will give a brief slide presentation showing relevant examples of Relief prints by a selection of Artists

2. The tutor will demonstrate how to create an image into lino using a small selection of cutting tools. 3. The tutor will demonstrate the correct application of printing ink onto an image using a roller.

4. The tutor will demonstrate how to “pull” a print using paper and a printing press.

5. Students will then proceed to produce their own linocut prints under supervision by the tutor.

6. Students will be able to take their prints home with them at the end of the Taster.

Materials and equipment provided for students as part of the course and included in course fee:

  • Lino
  • Linocutting tools.
  • Relief printing inks
  • Rollers for inking
  • Cartridge paper
  • Collage materials
  • Newsprint
  • Tissue paper
  • Printing press

Materials and equipment available for purchase during the course:

  • N/A

Essential materials and equipment students will need to provide themselves:

  • An apron or an old shirt

If you feel you have specific requirements to enable you to study with us, please contact our Student Support Team by email or by phone 0131 650 4400 to arrange a confidential discussion. Giving us this information will enable us to make arrangements to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010.