Basic Reduction Lino Printing on Paper

Take up the challenge to create an art work by applying the ancient technique of block printing to an image of your choice. Carve a lino block and handprint an edition of 5 prints on paper in two colours.


Anybody interested in learning how to print on paper with lino.


Afrikaans and English


Fully participative

About The Instructor

I, Esmé Kruger, love the process of making art. For me, expressing my creativity is life-giving and food for the soul. As a graduate in fine arts, I taught art, worked as a museum artist, did graphic and media design and was involved in design workshops, events and publications in a variety of roles.

After doing several courses in textile design, printing and dyeing, I fell in love with the process of hand-printing and in 2018 I established the Hand Printing Studio in Swellendam where different applications of hand printing are practised. Having run successful courses in Winter School last year I look forward to transferring my passion and knowledge to you.

What To Bring
  • Protective clothing like an apron or overcoat and lots of enthusiasm.
  • All the rest will be provided.
  • If you have a favourite  black & white picture of about 15 x 15 cm in size, you can bring it along as well.
Course Dates

1 September 2020

6 October 2020

Course Details

This course will explain the concept of reduction printing and will cover the planning of your image in the different layers of colour, transferring the image to lino, carving out your image and cutting techniques, inking of the block and hand printing a set of 5 prints on paper.

You will take home your set of 5 prints, your lino block, and enough experience to want to explore the technique further.



Your package includes:
Tuition, materials*, excursions*, refreshments and meals during the course. Accommodation, dinners, and transport at own cost.
*Applicable to certain courses. See individual course pages for details.

Creative Arts & Design