Lino printmaking – working in miniature with Dale Devereux Barker


Ref: SLW12260

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About this course

Explore the possibilities of using humble lino as a vehicle to make exciting, unique and innovative images. Working in a small format, you will be able to master the intracies of printing, cutting and using colour to make a body of personal statements.

Course Description

This course covers all aspects of the printing process using lino. It reveals and celebrates the exciting relationship between the printing block, printing ink and how it transfers to paper. Each aspect of this dialogue is discussed at length and the techniques learnt will liberate you, so that you can be in charge of your image making and direct your creativity, unfettered by any technique hang-ups.

By the end of the course, you will be fully accomplished to work in your own manner and at your own pace. Many of the lessons learnt will be transferable into working in other media, and the course is as much about operating as a creative being as it is about becoming a printmaker.

The course is conducted in a friendly and supportive way, and you are actively encouraged to share your discoveries with each other. You will work on a large body of prints to encourage a reflective practice – essential for future development.


Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials


  • On this course, the tutor will supply most of the materials, including: lino, printing ink and paper. The College will also supply some equipment and materials.

What students need to bring

  • Any sketchbooks (don’t worry if you don’t keep them in a traditional way)
  • Images that resonate with you (influences)

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Specialist papers
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio. This includes stout covered footwear, i.e. no open-toes or sandals, and safety boots, if specified.


Dale Devereux Barker

Dale Devereux Barker studied printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Art. His colourful work is exhibited internationally and he has undertaken large scale public art commissions for both public and private clients. Best known as a printmaker using lino, he has pushed the boundaries of this medium into sculpture, vitreous enamel, ceramic and the artists book.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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