Printmaking Summer School - Linocut
Short Course - Foundation EXTRA - 4 Day
Applications Now Open
This course is suitable for beginners and offers an introduction to linocut techniques and process.
A linocut printmaking course. Working on lino blocks, you will be experimenting and developing new skills in cutting lino.
- Morning: An hour talk on linocut printmaking technique with some samples of Ade Adesina's work and inspiration. Introduction of samples of work showing different linocut techniques.
- Demonstration: Cutting and printing of a sample linocut block.
- Afternoon: Opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with the tools and a trial of an A5 lino block.
- Morning: Printing of trial A5 lino blocks.
- Develop an idea for an A4 lino block.
- Afternoon: Cutting and printing of A4 lino block.
- Morning: Demonstration of different techniques on how to get various widths, texture, depth and reduction process etc.
- Afternoon: Drawing up an A4 lino block for final project
- Cutting and printing of final project.
The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
Methods of delivery include: demonstrations, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice. You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills.
You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.
A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.
All health and safety issues regarding the workshops are covered and COSHH information regarding specific substances used is available.
This course is not formally assessed.
Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
This course is suitable for beginners.
All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.
Course fee: £330 (includes basic printing materials)
Materials & Equipment
Print workshop facilities, rollers and pallet knives will be provided as will paper, ink, newsprint and lino.
You should bring a current sketchbook with you to use for primary source material. You are advised to wear old clothing and an apron.
Details on the materials required for your course:
A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.
Gray's Art Shop
Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.
Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.University Wide Facilities
The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.
Apply direct to the university using our online application form.
Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.
Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.