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Jigsaw Linocut

29th September @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

£30.00 – £60.00

Printing a linocut jigsaw style is an easy way to print a design in multiple colours. You cut the lino block into pieces, ink them up separately, then put the lino block back together to print.

Your tutor will guide you through designing an image for the jigsaw printing method. You will also be shown how to carve the lino block, apply the inks, and print it – both with our traditional Albion relief printing press, and burnishing by hand. You will be shown examples of lino prints made using this method, and advice on the kind of designs that work best.

The jigsaw printing method is an ingenious way to make impressive, multi-coloured prints without having to carve multiple blocks, attempt a reduction cut, or put your paper through the press more than once. It’s also very satisfying to do!

Who is the workshop for?

This is a mixed ability workshop. Beginners would find this course completely accessible. We will go over carving, inking and printing the lino blocks. However, this course would also be useful for those who have done some lino printing before but never attempted the jigsaw method of printing.

What will I make?

You will make a small edition of lino printed images in two or more colours. We’ll be working A5 size on A4 cartridge paper, and there will be several different ink colours to choose from.

Do I need to bring anything?

All materials will be provided – lino, tools, paper and inks.

If you would like to bring sketchbooks, drawings, photos or other sources of inspiration with you, please do. However, you will also be able to start from scratch with your design on the day.

Who is my tutor?

Nat Searle is an artist based in Leeds. She runs a multidisciplinary practice incorporating printmaking and public art installations. She explores the relationship between stripped back graphics, colour and scale. Inspiration is drawn from her immediate environment with resulting pieces being localised or site specific. Nat is a cooperative member of Leeds Print Workshop and regularly works as one of our technicians, supporting members in the workshop.


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29th September
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
£30.00 – £60.00
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If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you, less a 10% admin fee, if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the course, after this time no refunds will be issued. Transfers are also possible up until 14 days before the start of the course. By making a booking you are agreeing to our full course terms and conditions which can be found on our website here.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.


Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible. By their nature, some printmaking processes involve an amount of physical effort. Leeds Print Workshop is based in a basement studio at Patrick Studios, a bespoke venue for artists operated by East Street Arts. It is wheelchair accessible, with a lift, larger than standard doors and accessible toilet facilities. We recognise that everybody’s accessibility needs may differ, therefore please email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org to discuss any concerns you may have before booking. There is one blue badge car parking space to the side of the building on Rider Street, subject to availability.

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.

Course Price Concessions

Leeds Print Workshop currently offers half price concession tickets for those on certain income-based state benefits, which are subsidised by funding from Leeds City Council. To be eligible you must be in receipt of state benefits and be able to provide evidence. See our price concession webpage for further information.

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