Colour Linocut

Smoky Forest (detail) by Peter McLean
Smoky Forest (detail) by Peter McLean.

Colour Linocut

With Peter McLean

6-8:30pm Thursdays

25 February – 1 April 2021

$270 per person

Includes all materials
Participants to bring own apron

Discover the world of colour relief printing with linocuts. Be guided through the steps of image design, transferring the image to lino blocks, carving and printing by hand and with a press. Learn how colours blend, layer and combine, and use reduction and multi-plate techniques to design and print your own multi-coloured graphic images on paper.


Workshop Content

Week 1
Each student will carve a small abstract block, and print it in combination with each other’s blocks to explore how colours interact.

Week 2
Design an image for multi-block printing, and transfer to the blocks to begin carving (and possibly begin printing).

Week 3
Finish printing the multi-block image.

Week 4
See examples of reduction linocuts before designing your own to begin carving. Print the first colour.

Weeks 5 & 6
Continue working on your reduction-cut, carving and printing subsequent layers till completion.


Peter McLean

About Peter McLean

Peter McLean is a printmaker with a depth of experience over a broad range of printmaking techniques. He exhibits regularly in Canberra and has been a finalist in print competitions throughout Australia and internationally, including the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Prize, Megalo International Print Prize and the Haugesund Festival of Woodcut in Norway. He has extensive teaching experience including at tertiary art schools, community organisations and festivals.


More info

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.