Lino Weekend Course with Ben Hendy (2 days) | Hosted by Lavender Print School

Course Dates:

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August 2021 | 2 days


10.00am - 4.00pm

All Levels



Over this 2 day Course you will learn how to cut and print multiple layers with the process of lino printing (Reduction printing). Guided by our printmaker Ben Hendy. Reduction lino printing is a relief printing technique which involves cutting and printing several layers of colour from the same block of lino in order to build up an image, the lino plate is then being destroying in the process.


  • Ben will demonstrate examples to show you the key steps.

  • You will be using one soft lino block which is easy to carve.

  • Ben will help you plan each step of your lino design.

  • Demonstrate how to use different mark making techniques to cut your design.

  • How to create your own registration to ensure each layer lines up.

  • Understand how to roll and ink up your plates to give you the best results.

You will see your prints come to life over a multitude of layers, each unique and full of personality. Go home with an artist proof series of prints onto beautiful smooth 280gm paper.


Class sizes are kept small, so you’ll have the opportunity to explore your own technique at your own pace.  Our teaching is friendly, supportive and directed towards personal development in what you would like to achieve. Their will be a 1 hour lunch break where you can either join Ben where he will show you a lovely local lunch spot or take a breather from your work.


Tutor: Ben Hendy

Ben was elected into the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, one of the world’s premier printmaking organisations.


His work focuses on ordinary surfaces and materials, investigating textures that tend to be overlooked as uninteresting or characterless. Printmaking is often combined with bookbinding techniques, influenced by a keen interest in Book Arts. Ben is an active member of the Society of Bookbinders and is the organiser of their International Bookbinding Competition.


Recent awards include the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Print Prize, The Heatherley School of Fine Art Open Studio Prize, and the Printmaking Today Artist’s Eye Prize."


What experience do I need? 

You can be a complete beginner or already have experience. The tutor will take you step by step on all processes. Designs can be easily traced if you are not confident at drawing.


Do I have to bring any materials? 

Please bring along some reference photos and ideas of designs you may want to create and work from. You will be working on an A5 (15x21cm) Lino block. We provide all materials including tools, inks, rollers, plates, plastic and paper. Bringing an apron is recommended.

Lino Weekend Course with Ben Hendy (2 days) | Hosted by Lavender Print School

  • Cancellation Policy

    Please note that our cancellation policy is to protect our tutors and ensure that our courses remain viable, as late cancellations on these small courses can be very damaging to our independent business.

    If you wish to cancel a workshop or course due to take place within the next 14 days, you will not be entitled to a refund, or to reschedule your booking. We will however open the place(s) back up on our website, and if rebooked, you will be able to reschedule for another time. 

    If you wish to cancel with more than 14 days notice, you will be able to reschedule your booking for a future date, or a refund can be given with a £10 admin fee deduction.

    We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason, this may be down to insufficient bookings, illness, covid 19 restrictions etc. In the event of a cancellation you can either arrange another date, receive a gift voucher to use on any course or get a full refund.