The Art of Linocut

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The Art of Linocut

6-week course

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  Thursdays, 3 November – 8 December 2022


 Schola Musicae, Old Bodleian Library

 £220 (concessions £200), places limited

Booking for this course is now closed.

Discover the art of linocut printing

Learn linocutting from the basics or work on improving and developing your existing printmaking skills.

The course takes place over six sessions, during which you will receive individual guidance to develop your own prints, in black and white and in colour. We will work on image selection, composition and design, block preparation, image transfer, carving techniques, and printing with you. The course includes an introductory session at the Weston Library, where you will be invited to explore examples of linocuts and printmaking in the Bodleian Libraries' special collections.

During the course you will have access to all the basic equipment you need to make and print linocut. The instructors will give you advice on materials and equipment and teach you how to print without a press so you can carry on developing your skills at home.

Learn more about printing and book arts activities at the Bodleian Libraries Bibliographical Press 

Age 18 and over. All materials are provided. No previous experience necessary.

Classes take place on Thursdays from 5.30–8pm on the following dates: 3 November, 10 November, 17 November, 24 November, 1 December and 8 December.


Robin Wilson and Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley are linocut artists based in Oxford at the Wytham Studio. 


Schola Musicae, Old Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

The class will meet in the printing workshop, Schola Musicae, Bodleian Library. The room is accessible via a ground-floor entrance. Please report to the Bodleian Library Great Gate, accessed from Catte Street, upon arrival. 

 Wheelchair access

The Schola Musicae is wheelchair accessible.


When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

Standard ticket: £220
Concession ticket (students, Friends of the Bodleian, and Bodleian Libraries staff): £200

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