Printmaking: Linocut and Woodcut


COURSE DATES: Fridays, 20th September – 29th November 2024

TUTOR: Carol Wilhide Justin ARE

DAYS: 10

TIMES: 10:30am – 4:30pm

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Ages 18+, All Levels

FEE: Early Bird: £607.50 / Standard Price: £675

LOCATION: Bankside Campus, 185 Park Street, SE1 9SH

This course focuses on form and colour through multi-plate and reduction relief printmaking; a traditional and immediate sculptural approach to print using professional Japanese woodcut tools. This course is ideal for developing your colour skills, learning how to apply multiple colour combinations to wood and linoleum blocks to expand your printmaking knowledge and develop a self-led project.

Processes will be demonstrated week by week. Your tutor will support you fully throughout the course in both group sessions and one-to-one, providing regular feedback, critique and constructive advice. Although the course has a general theme and approach there is no fixed or prescriptive methodology and individuals are encouraged to blend their own approaches with the methodologies taught on this course.

Course aims 

  • To plan and create prints considering graphic printmaking and illustrative aesthetics. 
  • To develop and apply carving and cutting skills 
  • To develop and apply skills in mixing ink, rolling up, registering and printing blocks
  • To understand the difference between working with wood and lino, selecting the relevant one for desired aesthetic results.
  • To understand and apply the reduction or multi-plate method of working with colour to create an edition of prints.
  • To understand and develop print workshop etiquette and cooperative studio practice skills.
  • To apply safe-working practices at all times. 

This course is part of our Elective Skills Workshop series. You will be studying alongside students from our pre-degree and degree programmes. Check out the Elective Skills Workshops currently available.

*The Early Bird discount ends on the 8th of July and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Recommend booking by: September 6, 2024

All Levels

All attendees must be aged 18 and over.

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish. This means an student from the following experience levels can join this course:


Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience.

Beginner +

Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium.


Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.


Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.


Materials for this course must be paid for, including plates, paper, inks, chemicals, grounds and various sundries. The basic materials cost for the course is £40 per student, payable at the start of the course.  The tutor will advise on extra costs depending upon how many plates you create.

Carol Wilhide Justin is a graduate of the RCA and specialises in relief printmaking processes, specifically Japanese woodcut, exhibiting widely in London and internationally. Her work is held in many print collections including V&A, RCA and Clifford Chance. She lectures countrywide for the Art Society and has written a book for the Crowood Press “Japanese Woodcut: Traditional Techniques and Contemporary Practice”. She has been a tutor at The Art Academy since 2018. 

Bankside Campus

185 Park Street,London SE1 9SH

tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

This is our new purpose built accessible campus. Find more information here

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Southwark (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough Market”.



Students are welcome to use our Common Room during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

Terms and Conditions

  • By booking onto one of our courses you agree to our Short Courses Terms and Conditions.
  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.

Materials & Equipment

  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of each session where possible, with the exception of oil paintings and sculpture works.
  • We cannot store materials at the Academy, so please take these to and from your sessions.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you a week before the start of your course.

Concessions and Discounts

We offer a number of concessions and discounts, please find more information on what we offer here.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher to be used on our courses then you can purchase these here.

£607.50 £675.00

Printmaking: Carol-Wilhide-Justin

Early Bird discount available until 8th July