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Jigsaw Linocut

Jigsaw Linocut

one day

A chance to develop your lino printing skills by using the jigsaw method to print a multicolour print



We begin with an introduction to linocutting and relief printing and move on to discuss the requirements of a jigsaw design. Once the plates are cut, we will use oil based inks to print our plates in two to three colours. You will have the option to use the relief presses, or to hand burnish.

You will leave with …  prints on paper and plates that you can continue to make prints with after the class. We will be working on an approximate scale of A6-A5 plates.



This workshop is aimed at those with some experience in lino printing; you should be familiar with the concept of relief printing and be confident in using the lino tools, although we will recap the process at the start of the session. This course is ideal for those who want to explore and develop their lino practice and due to the small group size, help and advice is always at hand meaning that your learning is fully supported throughout the course.



All printmaking tools, equipment and materials will be provided. Linocut tools and printmaking packs will be available to purchase during the week. Please bring your sketchbook, basic drawing materials and any special reference material that you would like to work from. We will spend time working on designs in class, but it's useful to have some ideas in mind to start with.



Group size is limited to only 6 people to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Please arrive at the barn from 09:30 for introductions and a cup of tea or coffee, and we will aim to get started by 09:45. The workshop will finish at approximately 15:00, but note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work.


Ruth Wheaton
Ruth Wheaton

I've been teaching printmaking at Slamseys since 2013, having studied with the OCA, Gainsborough's House and Colchester Institute. I love helping adult learners discover new processes and create artwork. I make sure classes are relaxed and friendly - you can never ask too many questions! 

Tutor Reviews

We really had a fantastic time learning how to screen print and creating our own designs and would love to do more with Slamseys.... Highly recommend both in terms of the fab venue and teaching!!

Chelmsford City W.I.

I go on courses when other people go on holiday and discovered Slamseys printing courses and had a rush of blood to the head. It has been a total success! Ruth is a very experienced tutor, there is flexibility and equipment and inks are freely available. There are lots of helpful tips along the way so that you can continue at home. She has a real love and understanding of the printmaking process. With Ruth’s very gentle teaching style, you will get a great deal out of the class, even with no prior knowledge of printing. Everything associated with Slamseys is of the highest quality and matches the branding of the website. The barn is a very large, airy space and very conducive to encouraging art activities. There being no more than 6 in a class there is no need for the diffident to feeling overwhelmed, and there is plenty of parking!  What more can I say? Only I am already planning to join more course in the future. My money was well spent!

Cathy T

The 5 Week Printmaking Short Course was a perfect introduction to a variety of ways of printing art, that could easily be replicated at home. Ruth is a very talented artist who is able to generate an enthusiasm for what she does during the course. She is very patient and allows each member of the class to 'do their own thing'. The surroundings in which the course takes place are ideal and the equipment provided is very good. I will certainly continue to print art at home and have already begun collecting a few things with a project in mind. I thoroughly enjoyed each morning.

Karen B

The Fabric Printing One-to-One course was fantastic. We were so impressed with the course from booking to finish. Ruth was flexible and accommodating when we needed to change our booking at the last minute. We would just love to do more printing now! The follow up information about where to purchase supplies etc. is extremely helpful. This will ensure we carry on!

Connie C

I found the Fabric Printing Short Course really interesting and informative, especially as this is something I've never tried before, it was very good value for money. I especially liked the small class and the laid back approach Ruth has, it really does makes people feel at ease and able to express themselves individually. Also being able to experiment with different techniques and mediums. The cakes were a real treat too! 

Sam D