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Version Effective: 3rd of June, 2024
Version Effective: 3rd of June, 2024

PDC117110 - Visual Art: Introduction to Linocut and Woodblock Techniques

Course Details

Course Summary

In this self-paced, online micro-credential you will be introduced to the techniques used to create successful lino or woodblock reduction prints. Visual Art: Introduction to Linocut and Woodblock Techniques offers step-by-step instruction to support your creation of successful reduction prints using a lino or woodblock matrix. 

Printmaking materials are not supplied.

Required materials to complete this micro credential:

Relief inks:

1 X Water-based block printing ink – Yellow (Derivan Block Ink Tube Set recommended)

1 X Water-based block printing ink – Crimson

1 X Water-based block printing ink – Pthalo Blue.

1 X Water-based block printing ink – White.

1 X Water-based block printing ink – Black.

(Derivan Block Ink Tube Set recommended)


1 X Water-based block printing medium/extender, 250 ml, if you already have artist's or student acrylic paint colours.


Other tools and resources:

2 X lino tile (30 cm X 30 cm, Silkcut lino recommended)

20 x 110 gsm, acid-free cartridge paper.

1 X Awagami Hosho paper (optional)

1 X Speedball 4" Soft Roller 1" diameter.

1 X Baren - Bamboo, Large, 4’’ diameter (or similar).

1 X 3- 5 Piece Lino Cutting Set. 

1 X pencil.

1 X plastic eraser, sketch pad or sketch paper.

1 X sheet of carbon paper.

1 x bar of Solvo soap.

1 x small box disposable rubber gloves.

1 x apron.

1 x Bench hook or rubber, non-slip mat. (optional)

Soft cotton rags.

(approx. $150-$250).


This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this micro-credential.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Education and Humanities
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Education Support
  • Printing and Graphics
  • Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Outcomes: Students completing this short course will develop the skills and knowledge to produce a three-colour lino reduction print.

Career Opportunities/Occupations: Skills and knowledge developed in this short course can be used to support the activities of a visual artist operating as a sole trader.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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18 hours online, self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Use and adapt a creative process that incorporates design concepts and relief printmaking techniques to produce a small edition of fine art, relief prints
  2. Demonstrate knowledge required to produce a limited edition of lino or woodblock prints.


Online Quiz.


Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 


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