Linocut Relief Printing Without a Press for Beginners WEA Sydney

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Available Classes

Learn relief printmaking techniques without a press. You will learn basic skills with strong encouragement to dig deep into your own creative imagination. Endless fun with like-minded students who contribute to the exploration of this fascinating art form.


  • Face-to-Face


  • How to cut relief prints
  • How to print without a press
  • How to choose suitable paper / lino / vinyl / cutting tools / inks / rollers / brayers
  • Learn a brief overview of relief printmaking
  • Returning students will learn a variety of techniques eg mono prints / overlays / stencilling / reduction prints and more


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

  1. Learn a variety of techniques for cutting a relief print
  2. Learn a variety of techniques for printing a relief print without a press
  3. Gain an overview for choices of materials and tools used in relief printmaking
  4. Know how to create relief prints without a press


  • Speedball relief print cutting tools (or similar)
  • 3 x A4 (approx) vinyl or lino print tiles (Vinyl tiles are softer to cut)
  • $5 at start of term to contribute to class inks / papers / rollers etc.

IMPORTANT: Please arrive to the first class with all the relevant materials. A lack of materials is not just a handicap to you but to the ability to teach. Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.


The following stockists below are examples of places you can buy art materials from:

  • Art on King: 199-201 King Street, Newtown. Ph: 9516 2342
  • Eckersley's Art and Craft Store: 93 York Street, Sydney. Ph: 9299 4151. Also located in various locations throughout Greater Sydney.
  • Parkers Art Supplies: 3 Cambridge Street, The Rocks. Ph: 9247 9979
  • The Art Scene: 914 Victoria Road, West Ryde. Ph: 9807 6900
  • The Sydney Art Store: 11 Salisbury Street, Botany. Ph: 9699 2162

You can also purchase materials from places such as Dymocks, Officeworks, Spotlight, Lincraft or online art suppliers such as Art Shed Online.

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