REDUCTION TECHNIQUE Friendly, small group workshop covering the basics of reduction technique, carving and printing from one block multiple times producing an edition of multi-coloured prints. Fully supportive expert tuition, guaranteed individual attention and use of quality tools and materials. You will produce a set of prints to be proud of and be equipped with your newfound skills to continue your printmaking journey at home. Some previous experience is helpful, but not essential.

What's included in the price?

All materials and use of tools and equipment included in the workshop fee. We will cover… Using the tools and mark making. Selecting an image, choosing colours, How to approach a reduction print Transferring the image to Lino. Inking using water based inks. Registration (so the print layers line up) Printing by hand There will be unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits but please bring a packed lunch.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Gerry Coles Prints

with Craft Courses since 2023

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Intermediate level
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Bring an apron or wear old clothes.
Bring some pictures to work from (detailed advice will be sent)
Bring glasses if you need them for close work.
There will be unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits provided but please bring a packed lunch.
Think about how you will transport the prints or cards home. The will be touch dry but would benefit from being kept separate until fully dry.

Absolutely! In fact its better to work on something personal that you will really enjoy carving and printing. I will send you guidelines as to what type of image will work and examples of images that have worked well at previous workshops.

This workshop covers reduction printing which is an intermediate technique to make a multi coloured print.
It is more suitable for folk who have done some linocut previously, however I have taught beginners who have produced successful results on this workshop - I will take you through every stage.

If you have never done any Linocut before and would like to take things more slowly, you might like to consider booking onto my Introduction to Linocut workshop, which is a step by step introduction to the basics of producing a single colour print.

But we don’t want to make direct copies of other artists work, so if you are using an image to trace, it should be thought of as a jumping-off point for your own work.
Bear in mind that the image you intend to use will need to be the correct size for the piece of Lino (more details upon booking)

No, everything is provided. However if you do have your own tools and wish to use them please bring them.

Yes! Secure, free parking right by my studio.


Red Lion Farmhouse, Stoke Talmage, Stoke Talmage, Thame, OXON, OX9 7ES