Birmingham Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Birmingham? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Birmingham with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Birmingham and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Birmingham, featuring the best of things to do in Birmingham – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Birmingham fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Linocut Printing Workshop

25 February @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Eric is a professional printmaker and in this Linocut Printing Workshop he will help guide you through the steps; from drawing, cutting, proofing to the final print.

Eric is a professional printmaker and in this Linocut Printing Workshop he will help guide you through the steps; from drawing, (what images work for print?), cutting, (which areas do you need to leave?), proofing to the final print. Making careful cuts in a piece of lino, inking the remaining surface and pressing onto a piece of paper is a traditional method of printmaking. The first thing you need is an idea. You can draw from life, memory, photographs or your imagination. The drawing helps to show how the linocut “might” end up. When complete you’ll transfer the drawing onto the block. Printing in this process is a slow deliberate act, you’ll take your time and consider each cut.

Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught:

  • To create an original black and white print from a drawing
  • Learn how to create a design for print
  • Learn how to cut the design into a block of lino using specialist tools and equipment
  • How to print proofs
  • Learn how to print the final work

Course outline for the day:

Morning activity

  • Eric will introduce the workshop and the process and stages to be worked through, providing examples.
  • The group will draw out a design and receive guidance on how to make sure its suitable for print
  • The design will then be transferred to the block, Eric will demonstrate how to do this.
  • Once the drawing is on the block you can begin to cut. Eric will demonstrate how to do this and providing health and safety guidance.

Afternoon activity

  • The block will be proofed a number of times to check on progress. At this stage, designs can be tweaked by cutting away more from the surface of the block.
  • Once happy with the final proof, each group member can print a small edition of their final version. Eric will provide information on the different ways to press a block onto paper to transfer the design, (e.g using a roller, spoon, your hand, a press).
  • Eric will discuss the pieces created so the group can identify how to develop their print work beyond the workshop.

After you book a place you will be emailed the full workshop outline which includes the material list and a list of the materials provided by the workshop.

To book a place, either visit the RBSA Gallery website or call us directly on 0121 236 4353.


25 February
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
Birmingham, B3 1SA Birmingham
+ Google Map

Submit your Event

If you have an event, that you would like to be featured on our Events Calendar, please visit Free Event Listing.