Relief Printing without a Press

Learn relief printmaking techniques to produce beautiful and original hand printed art works on paper. Woodblock and Lino cut are simple processes which get great results and are easy to continue at home. This practical course invites beginners through to advanced participants to join an experienced teacher and artist who will guide you through the lino carving and printing process using non-toxic water-based inks. Create a stunning body of work of unique prints in a short time for home. Printing will be done by hand (there is no printing press).


  • 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, students 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. Have an overview for choices of materials and tools used in relief printmaking.
  4. Know how to create relief prints without a press.


For classes that are held at WEA Sydney, $5 to cover use of studio equipment (paper, ink, rollers etc.) may be required at start of term.

  • Speedball relief print cutting tools (or similar)
  • 3 x A4 (approx) vinyl or lino print tiles. (Vinyl tiles are softer to cut).
  • Optional: An apron will save your clothes from any ink spills.

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 Art Scene, UNSW Art & Design Campus, Greens Rd Paddington NSW. Ph: 8815 1569
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 223-225 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Ph: 02 9331 2166.
  • Bondi Road Art Supplies 179 Bondi Road Bondi. Ph: 9387 3746. (Closed Fridays and Sundays)
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 93 York Street Sydney, Ph: 02 9299 4151. Also at North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood, Caringbah, Parramatta & more.

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

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