How to Linocut
Beginner Guide to Modern Block Printing Techniques
Here's what you'll learn in this 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. (And, one secret, you probably have a couple of the things already at home).
- I'll also show you techniques for safe and creative carving.
- Not sure what image to carve? We've all been there! I'll give you some suggestions on where to look for inspiration.
- You can print your block at home - no printing press needed.
This workshop will give you a comprehensive introduction to relief printing with linoleum. It's perfect for beginners or for those who would like a refresher on the basics of block printing. No prior experience with printmaking 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, blog 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 main video lessons in my printmaking studio. The class is packed with information but I've kept it concise. It's a completely self-paced course and you can start anytime.
- An extra video lesson - a fun and easy way to print your block with multiple colors.
- Sample print design that you're welcome to download and use.
- New in 2019! - a 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 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)
"Very easy, simple instructions. Great for a beginner. Rich was quick to answer my question and get me started!"
- Bonnie, How to Linocut Student (2018)
I've been selling my artwork online for over seven years and have a 5-star average customer rating on Etsy...please feel free to read the over 70 reviews!
StartChoosing Your Linocut Supplies (5:43)
StartBlock Printing Supply List
StartBasic Carving Techniques (6:40)
StartComing Up with a Design Idea
StartOptional Sample Sketch for Download
StartCase Study: Patterns and Mark Making
StartOptional Linocut Pattern Sampler for Download
StartTransferring Your Design to the Block (3:26)
StartCarving the Block (9:03)
StartPrinting Your Linoleum Block (8:06)
StartStudent Questions & Troubleshooting
StartCarving and Printing - Part II (15:10)
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.
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