Relief Printing with Lino

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and more advanced students. Learn the process involved in reproducing drawings, photos etc. as relief prints on lino, wood and vinyl surfaces. Printing is done by hand (i.e. there is no press) and only waterbased inks are used.

$5 to cover use of studio equipment (paper, ink, rollers etc.) may be required at start of term.


  • Learn relief print skills in this entertaining and practical course. You will explore a variety of processes to reproduce drawings and photos as prints.
  • Students choose an artwork to turn into a print(s). Learn a variety of marks and shapes with cutting tools; how to reproduce prints in black/white and a variety of colour rolls, transparent colour overlay, chin collé, stencilling and more.
  • This class encourages ‘creativity’ with the simplest form of printmaking by hand (ie no press) with water based block ink (as well as other mediums for special effects).


  • A set of relief cutting tools (prices range from approx $15.00 - $200.00). A cheap set will suffice for beginners or a ‘Speedball’ cutting set if you plan to continue the process.
  • A few relief printing surfaces (lino, vinyl or wood). Vinyl is the easiest surface to work on.

NOTE: An apron will save your clothes from any ink spills.

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

  1. Explore a variety of techniques for cutting relief print surfaces and printing by hand.

IMPORTANT: 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.


  • Parkers Fine Art - Cnr Argyle & Cambridge Sts, The Rocks, Tel: 9247 9979
  • The Art Scene - 912-914 Victoria Road, West Ryde, Tel: 9807 6900
  • Bondi Road Art - 179-181 Bondi Road, Bondi, Tel: 9387 3746
  • Eckersley’s - 93 York Street, Sydney, Tel: 9299 4151
  • Eckersley’s - 21 Atchinson Street, St. Leonards, Tel: 9439 4944

Enquire at your art shop for a Student’s Discount with your WEA course receipt.