Introduction to Woodcut: A Beginners Guide to Woodcut Printing

Join Susan Yeates, an experienced printmaking tutor from Magenta Sky, for this online course that shows you exactly how to create professional looking woodcut prints. 

This course is aimed at complete beginners to woodcut (or those coming back to printmaking after a short break).

It provides a simple step-by-step guide to printing black and white woodcut prints.

The course explain about the tools you need, how to cut the block, how to ink it up and finally how to print. Part of the course is a recording from a live woodcut workshop, giving you the chance to study along with other students.

Who Is this Course For?

This online course is aimed at:

  • beginners to woodcut printing
  • those people who have done linocut printing already or studied our online course Learning Linocut and want to try a different block such as wood
  • those who studied printmaking years ago at school and want to re-spark their creativity
  • anyone who attended a short workshop and wants a more in-depth learning experience
  • art students studying a generic fine art course, or artists looking to experiment with new techniques and bring woodcut into their work
  • great if you want to make hand printed cards and gifts to give to friends and family
  • anyone looking to find out more about woodcut printmaking!

We accept students from all across the world, and as long as you have access to the internet, you can study whenever you want and wherever you want. We have no entry requirements and do not ask that you start at a particular time of the year – start when you want to!

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Want Access to all my Printmaking Courses?

In Printmaking 101, a NEW monthly payment option (membership), you gain full access to all my online courses in printmaking including this course in woodcut. From specialist masterclasses to beginner courses - everything is here. You get to learn a multitude of techniques that you can study at your own pace including: monoprinting, collograph, linocut, woodcut, block printing, screenprinting, wood engraving and drypoint. This is a really affordable way to access EVERYTHING printmaking-related. Plus I also share monthly articles, videos and TIPS on printmaking topics - exclusively for Printmaking 101 members! 

Therefore you can either choose to access Block Printing for Beginners as a standalone online course for £40 or join the monthly subscription, and for £10.00 per month gain access to ALL my printmaking courses (including new ones as they are released). This is more than 12 online printmaking courses with a value of over £300!

Find out more below: 

Table of Contents

Module 1 - What is Woodcut?
Module 2 - Woodcutting Tools
Module 3 - Cutting the Wood
Module 4 - Woodcut Workshop Recording
Module 5 - Woodcut Examples
Module 6 - Projects
Reading List and Thank You
What's Next

Instant Access to Course Materials and Videos

By enrolling on the course, you gain instant access to the online learning portal where you will find all of your course materials and guidance. This includes both videos and downloadable PDF instructions.

This online course can be enrolled on at any time of year and will get you producing amazing black and white woodcut prints in no time at all.

The course also includes email support and a Student Facebook Support Group where you can share your work and ideas with other people, interact with your course tutor and join our printmaking community! 

About the Course Tutor

"My name is Susan and if you don’t know already, I am a printmaking tutor and published author of three printmaking related books: Learing Linocut (an Amazon no.1 bestseller!), Beginners Guide to Linocut and Learn to Earn from Printmaking.

I set up my company 'Magenta Sky' in 2003, just after I left university as a part-time venture. It began as a way of selling my crafts and also teaching printmaking courses and workshops in various arts venues.

Since then I have expanded to teach more classes and workshops, including a unique online printmaking course ‘Introduction to Printmaking’. This online course (Introduction to Woodcut) is one of the modules from this longer online programme, which you can buy as a bundle or as part of the Printmaking 101 membership.

All of my current courses, prints and books can be found on my website. I look forward to you joining the course and creating some beautiful woodcut prints."

Susan Yeates
Author, Artist and Creative Entrepreneur

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 14 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at I am also active in the student support group on Facebook if you would like comments, feedback or help with your work.

Will this course show me how to create multiple-colour prints?

No, this course is a beginners course that shows you how to create single coloured woodcut prints only. Further courses will follow in 2017 expanding on this topic. Alternatively take a look at the full 'Introduction to Printmaking' course bundle of the Printmaking 101 Membership that expands further on this beginners course.

Will this course show me how to make linocut prints as well.

The techniques taught in this class could be transferred to lino, however, I have a separate course especially for linocut printing that would give you a better explanation of that technique.

Do you teach courses in further printmaking techniques?

Yes! Do take a look at my website to see what else I offer including monoprint, Collograph, Screenprinting, linocut and more...

What materials do I need to study the course?

The course will explain what materials are required once you register. These include inks, paper, wood and cutting tools. You will not need a printmaking press to study the course.

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