Linocut Fundamentals and Reduction Printing

Learn the Essentials of Creative Linoleum Block Printmaking

Course Preview

This is my newest course - a follow up to my popular How to Linocut and How to Make a Reduction Print courses!

Here's what you'll learn in this new easy to follow online block printing class:

  • My step-by-step process will take you from idea to final print.
  • Don't know what supplies you need to buy? No problem, I'll tell you what to get and where to buy them.
  • I'll also show you techniques for safe and creative carving.
  • I'll teach you how to make a multi-color print using the reduction print technique.
  • You can print your block at home - no printing press needed.

This workshop will give you a comprehensive introduction to relief printing with linoleum. At the same time, you'll learn how to make reduction prints. This is an intermediate relief printing technique for making multi-color prints from one linoleum block - it's one of my favorite printmaking methods! No prior printmaking experience is necessary.

All the information you'll need to make a print is in this straightforward course, which will save you time from sorting through Google search results, Instagram posts and YouTube videos. Plus, there's definitely one thing that sets my course apart from what you find via Google...

I'm available via email to answer any questions you might have, one-on-one.

I filmed the video lessons in my printmaking studio. It's a completely self-paced course and you can start anytime.

Included bonuses...

  • A simple print design for beginners that you're welcome to download and use.
  • A downloadable sample of 25 linocut patterns.

By the end of this course, through practice, you'll discover your own style and be making your own awesome prints!

Are you ready to get started?


Artist | Owner of Boarding All Rows


"Excellent, step-by-step descriptions and demonstrations of essential block printing techniques. Numerous links and advice regarding supplies and equipment selection is invaluable. Thanks!"

- Gene, How to Linocut Student (2019)

"I really enjoyed this course. The presentation was clear, concise and well thought out. Thank you so much!"

- Kathryn, How to Make a Reduction Print Student (2018)

"I found this class very clear, detailed, and helpful. The teacher has an easy presence and a way of communicating that is very enjoyable to watch and is easy to understand. The videos make it easy to follow along and are perfect for making an online class feel as if you are taking the class in person. I highly recommend the class and look forward to taking more classes from Rich!"

- Ellen, How to Linocut Student (2018)

I've been selling my artwork online for over eight years and have a 5-star average customer rating on Etsy...please feel free to read the over 70 reviews!

Course Curriculum

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Preview of the Lesson on Carving the Second Layer

Your Instructor

Rich Fowler
Rich Fowler

I'm Rich, a printmaker, linocut artist, and travel junkie, from the San Francisco Bay Area. The process of carving a block and then experimenting while printing got me hooked on printmaking almost ten years ago. I love the anticipation of peeling the paper off an inked block – revealing the good, the bad and the ugly. I put out my artwork under the studio name, Boarding All Rows. I'm a member of the California Society of Printmakers and my work has been used internationally as book cover art, on the set of a major TV production and can be found in private residences around North America, Europe and Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Do I need internet access for the course?
Yes, this is an online course. It starts when you're ready!
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for one year - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What supplies will I need for the class?
The basics include a carving tool, linoleum block, block printing ink, a brayer (roller), paper and a big spoon. I will give you all the details on what supplies you need to make a print in the course.
Who is this class a good fit for?
Beginners or someone who wants to revisit the basics of making a block print step-by-step.
Does this course cover the intermediate technique of reduction prints?
What if I have a question during the course?
You can email me directly!
I've completed your old How to Linocut and How to Make a Reduction Print classes, is this new class a good fit for me?
Probably not, as it would be a little repetitive for you. I'm happy to provide you free access to this new course if you're a former student, just let me know! Stay tuned for new course offerings and feel free to suggest new course ideas!

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I'm 100% committed to making sure that my students are happy with their purchase. I'll give you a full refund within the first 30 days if it doesn't meet your expectations.

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