How to Linocut

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Course Preview

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.

Linocut Carving Techniques

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.

How to Linocut Course

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.

Included bonuses...

  • 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!

Preview of the Lesson on Carving Techniques

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?
No, but I hope to have a future course that covers this fun technique - stay tuned!
What if I have a question during the course?
You can email me directly!

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

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.

This course is not open for enrollment.