Advanced Relief Printing - Working with Colour in Lino and Wood!!

This course explains relief printing using more than one colour including using the reduction technique and the ‘key block’ system. Handy if you have already completed the introductory courses in Linocut and Woodcut and want to develop your printing further my using multiple colours. It also explores some more experimental ways to work with relief printing such as stencils and incorporating Monoprint.

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In Printmaking 101, a NEW monthly payment option (membership), you gain full access to all my online courses in printmaking including this course in relief printing. 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! 

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Welcome
Rainbow Rolling
Reduction Technique
Multiple Block Prints
Using Different Materials
Incorporating Monoprint
White on Black
Using Stencils
Thank you and Projects
What's Next

What the Course Covers...

In the first part of this course we will take the basic techniques of Woodcut and Linocut and look towards creating multiple coloured relief prints from several layers of ink. To do this we will explore two very different methods – the reduction technique and multiple plate printing. We will also therefore cover registration in more detail and look further at planning out an image and preparing a design for relief printing.

In the second part of the course we will look at experimenting further with your printmaking by incorporating monoprinting, stencils and more.

Throughout this course either wood or linoleum can be used for your block – feel free to either stick with one material or switch from one to the other to gain experience of using both.

I highly recommend that you have studied the basic introduction courses to Linocut and Woodcut before working through this course (unless you have a good understanding of creating one-colour linocuts and woodcuts already).

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.

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