Bloodroot, linocut in black ink on paper

Mary E. Wrinch, Bloodroot, 1928-1929. Linocut in black ink on paper, Sheet: 18.5 × 14.9 cm; Impression: 12.4 × 13 cm. Gift of Mary Wrinch Reid, 1969. © Art Gallery of Ontario 69/220

Printmaking Explorations: Linocut

From initial sketch to final print, in this course you’ll dive deep into the art of linocut printmaking. Students will learn carving and printing techniques while experimenting with various inks and types of paper.  We’ll visit the galleries to view artworks and inspire your unique approach to this versatile printing technique. 

This course is suitable for all skill levels. All basic materials for this course are supplied by the AGO.  Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Terms and Conditions of Participation 

Please review the Terms and Conditions prior to the start of class. 

Participants must be 18 or older. 


Week 1: Introduction to Course and Materials. Demonstration on how to use lino carving and printing tools and how to prepare a drawing for a linocut surface. Visit the gallery to view examples of prints for inspiration. 

Week 2: Carving. Complete drawing and transfer to linocut block. Begin carving block. 

Week 3: Printing. Learn about printing inks, plates and brayers and explore the printing process.  Start a second drawing for an additional print. 

Week 4 & 5: Work time. Continue drawing, carving, and printing supported by your instructor. Learn how to sign and number your finished works. 



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Fridays, - | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (5 weeks)


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