In this workshop, you will learn how to separate your coloured drawing into three layers, and each one will be carved into a lino block. You will then experiment with inking and printing the three coloured linos in register on a range of Japanese and Western papers.

This workshop would suit those who have done black and white relief printing and want to introduce colour into Iinoblock prints.

A basic knowledge of lino carving would be advisable but not a pre-requisite.

 Agave Print Workshop is located in an amazing 1970s A-frame at Trentham, a small town 97km north-west of Melbourne. Accommodation available. Price includes GST

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2 Day Workshop (7 Hours per session)

What you will learn
  • Create a line and tone drawing using 3 coloured pencils.
  • Separate your coloured drawing into three layers, each one will be carved into a lino block.
  • Experiment with inking and printing the three linoblocks in a range of colours/transparencies onto Japanese and Western papers.
What you will get
  • A colour print with layers and mixtures/blends of coloured inks.
  • A materials kit and vegetarian lunch are provided.

What to bring
  • Bring along drawings or photographic source materials that can be used as a resource to create a line and tone drawing for a colour linoblock print.
What to wear

Please bring an apron, or wear old clothes and closed shoes.

Appropriate for

Suit those who have done black and white relief printing and want to introduce colour into Iinoblock prints.


Dianne Longley

Vendor since 2015

In 2014 Dianne moved from Adelaide to Trentham in the Central Highlands of Victoria. Her art-work includes printmaking; encaustic, oil and pokerwork on wooden panels; artist books; on-glaze porcelain; and small scale bronze casting.

In her current work Dianne combines a cast of characters with cloudscapes and plant forms to create various scenarios. Her characters live in a world where nothing is certain.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Full payment or a 50% deposit is made at the time of registration. Balance of workshop payments can be made during the workshop.

Full refunds will only be made if your selected workshop/s are cancelled. If you give 14 days notice of withdrawal from a workshop you may swap your payment to another workshop within a 12 month period. All workshop fees include GST.

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Terms & Conditions

Workshops usually have a maximum of 6 participants to ensure individual attention. A materials kit is provided as part of the workshop fee for most workshops at AGAVE PRINT STUDIO. Additional materials can be purchased during or after a workshop. At Spring, Autumn and Summer School workshops some materials are charged separately as they can vary between the individual projects of participants.

On full-day workshops morning tea and a vegetarian lunch are provided. During half-day classes morning or afternoon tea is provided.

Many AGAVE PRINT STUDIO workshops and classes are suitable for beginners; if prior experience is necessary it is noted on the workshop description. The workshops introduce participants to exciting new printmaking processes, and suit a range of practioners. The workshops are particularly valuable for teachers and artists wanting to upgrade or extend their range of printmaking skills.

AGAVE PRINT STUDIO promotes a safe working environment.

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