In this fun and inspiring workshop, you will learn the basic principles of lino cutting and printing to create a set of one and two colour prints on paper. You have the choice of working from your own images (photos and/or drawings) or from some of mine. As the course is run for no more than 2 or 3 people at a time, it can be tailored very much to individual needs and requirements.

By the end of the day you will have:

-Learnt about materials and equipment for linoprinting
-Studied a range of examples for inspiration and understanding
-Observed a number of demonstrations for inspiration and understanding
-Explored one colour lino printing
-Explored 2 colour reductive lino printing
-Explored the use of chine colle
-Created a set of printed images to take home with you
-Understood health and safety issues when linoprinting
-Received a set of technical handouts to support your day’s learning

The workshop is run for groups of 2 or 3 people, on a day negotiated with me and is held in my comfortable and cosy garden studio close to Richmond Park and Kingston town centre. The session costs £75 each, or if you want to do the course on your own it will cost £130. Please send me a message about how many people you are booking for and when you would like to come before sending a request to book.

I have 30 years of experience teaching art, textiles, printmaking and illustration in further and adult education, in colleges and privately too, so you can be certain of well structured, well pace and inspiring teaching and learning.

Alongside my teaching, I have been a practising artist and designer for 30 years, exhibiting nationwide and working commercially within the fields of textiles and illustration.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Costs include all materials, tea, coffee, soft drinks.


Ruth Blackford at Ruth Blackford

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233 Kings Road
Kingston Upon Thames

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Alex - - #38828

This was a fun and thorough workshop. We covered a lot in one day and had plenty of prints by the end as well as two linos to take home. Nice that it was in a working print-maker's studio space.

Chris - - #36469

Great day. I really enjoyed it and came home with some great prints and the knowhow to make more. Ruth was great. I would recommend it to anyone.

Lesley - - #36464

Fantastic day. Excellent studio. Ruth explains the process and teaches you how to use the tools and demonstrates three different techniques throughout the day. Plenty of time to print out lots of pages from the cut lino and Ruth is on hand to advise and answer any questions. Very relaxed and informative. Would highly recommend. Thanks Ruth

Response from Ruth Blackford:

It was a pleasure to have you in the studio. You did great work, and a lot of it!

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