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Reduction Linocut Winter School


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd January 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
Experience Beginner / Intermediate
Tutor  Peter Rapp

Leicester Print Workshop is delighted to present our three day Winter Printmaking Schools in early 2024.

Taking place over the last weekend in January, these three day immersions will give participants a chance to dedicate time to their printmaking practice. With a choice of Bookmaking, (with Rahel Zoller
), Offset Lithography Zines (with Sue Baker Kenton) and Reduction Linocut (with Peter Rapp), participants will enjoy the opportunity to experiment, play, explore and focus on their chosen technique.

These courses build on the successes of our popular weeklong Summer Schools, and present a new opportunity for artistic development, inspiration and growth over Winter.

Join artist Peter Rapp to design and cut your own reduction prints, successively cutting and printing from the same block of lino until it’s satisfactorily destroyed to produce  multilayered printwork. A short intensive course, you will create relief prints of depth and technical excellence and be taught the best tips and techniques from an artist with a lifetime of learning and practice.

Course Structure

Day One


An introduction to reduction linocuts:

  • Looking at examples of reduction linocuts.
  • Demo of carving and mark making on the lino block.

Planning and preparation of the image.

Methods of transferring the image to the lino block.

Preparing the block and paper for registration.

Carving for the first layer of printing.

Day Two

Considerations and choices about each layer of your image:

  • Colour
  • Shade and tone
  • Positive and negative space
  • Colour mixing using transparency / opaque inks

Rolling out ink and applying to the block.

Print the first layer from the block.

Carving and printing of the second layers.

Day Three

Carving and printing the final layers.

Group show of final work


      About the Tutor

      Peter Rapp is an artist working mainly as a printmaker. He makes etchings, linocuts and artist's books. His work deals with themes of political alienation, social division and the impact of economic debility. Peter attempts to use humour and satire as forms of social and political commentary.

      Leicester Print Workshop 

      Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

      We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


      Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

      Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

      In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

      Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


      Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.