Linocut Printmaking Introduction

Relief Linocut Printing

Sat, 21 Aug 9:00AM (AEST)
4 hours 30 minutes
Over 10 people have attended this class


Unleash your creative side at our Collingwood Printmaking studio. Learn how to carve and print a stunning black and white Linocut Relief design in this 4.5 hour, workshop hosted by resident artist and printmaker, Jackie Jackson.

Class sizes are kept to a maximum of four students so you can enjoy the lovely studio surroundings and get the most from your experience using beautiful custom Melbourne made printing presses. You do not need drawing skills for this class, just a clear black and white reference image or drawing that you will transfer to your vinyl-lino block to create your design.

To allow more time to carve please bring your image ready to go before your workshop. Please note your image will need to be reversed and no larger than 13cm x 19cm. If you are unsure about your image I am happy for you to email me your image a few days beforehand so I can offer advice on suitability.

Relief Linoprinting produces a high contrast design. Where the lino remains (raised) the black ink will roll onto with the brayer, where the lino has been carved out the paper will show through. All prints are printed on professional Italian printmaking paper and then carefully packaged so you can take them home at the end of your class. You will also produce one print on a Japanese or Nepalese paper background.

Our workshops are suitable for complete beginners to printmaking as well as those with experience. Our workshops are recommended for students aged 12 and over. Please contact us to discuss if your child is under 12 and would still like to attend our workshops.

Tea, water and coffee will be provided as you work, but please feel free to also bring your own snacks.

Our environmental commitment. Jax studio is committed to eco friendly printmaking processes. We use ‘Charbonnel Aqua Wash’ ink which has the same quality, pigment concentration, light fastness and permanence as traditional solvent based inks and it can be hand coloured when completely dry. The difference with this ink is that it is non-toxic and washes up safely with soap and water so it’s ideal for those who are sensitive to the traditional solvents used in printmaking and is much less harmful to the environment.

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What you will learn

  • How to turn your image into a stunning relief print.
  • An understanding of how to use specific tools to get texture and contrast in your artwork through the use of various lines and carving depths.
  • How to roll a relief block to achieve your desired result and how to use the printing press.

What you will get

  • Four A4 size prints on Italian printmaking paper.
  • Your relief carved block and prints to take home with you.
Parking Info

Parking is usually available in the side streets off Johnston Street, just please take note of any restrictions.

What to bring

  • Please bring an image with you on the day or email us your image before the class. Ensure it is reversed as lino prints mirror image.

What to wear

Aprons will be provided but it's best to wear clothes you don't mind the possibility of getting ink on and closed-toe shoes.

Appropriate for

All skill levels are catered for. This class is excellent for beginners as well as those with previous printmaking experience. Suitable for students 12 years and over.

COVID Requirements

Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. If your booked class is cancelled due to any Covid restrictions your fee will be refunded.

Jax Studio Melbourne

Vendor since 2019

Jax Studio Melbourne hosts printmaking classes teaching various fun and exciting printmaking techniques that are suitable and enjoyable for all skill levels.  Class sizes are kept small (max 4) to ensure you get the most out of the space and your instructor. Enjoy the artistic environment of the studio located in the arts precinct of Collingwood while you work on your original print masterpiece and soak in the vibrant and creative atmosphere of your surroundings.

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5.0 (2 reviews)
23 May 2021Linocut Printmaking Introduction
Had a great time. Very well organised. Great group size. I went along thinking it would be a nice thing to do for a morning's entertainment but now I have the linocut bug and am now sourcing equipment so I can continue to linocut and print at home. I highly recommend this class. 10/10
23 May 2021Linocut Printmaking Introduction
I honestly can't remember when I've had more fun at a class. There were only three of us on the day, which meant that we had a lot of time to ask questions, and ample time to carve our plates. We practiced all the linocut steps from transferring, to carving, inking and printing - and got a turn using the large press "Bertha". Easy to get to, great studio, and a wonderful teacher in Jackie - I could not recommend more highly for anyone who is new to, or starting out in linocut.

Refund Policy

Jax Studio Melbourne requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Jax Studio Melbourne to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Jax Studio Melbourne or organised by Jax Studio Melbourne must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Jax Studio Melbourne.


I agree to give Jax Studio Melbourne unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Jax Studio Melbourne classes and events or on Jax Studio Melbourne’s premises. (For use of Jax Studio Melbourne marketing materials).


Jax Studio Melbourne requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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