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How to make a simple one colour linocut print - A beginners guide
Would you like to Learn how to design, carve and print your own unique linocut print?
Have you always wanted to have a go at linocut printing?
Want to try a new, hands-on and colourful creative skill?
Would you like to develop your skills further?
I want to inspire you to get creative!
I will teach you how to create a simple one colour linocut print, using SoftCut lino and water based inks at home. I will be offering a series of self-paced online linocut courses starting in June 2020.
THis course is suitable for beginners and improvers.
Learn how to…
Plan and design your own linocut print
Carve your own linocut print
How to print your own linocut print
Create a linocut print that you can frame.
The course includes...
Online self-paced learning
Step by step guides
Tools and equipment advice
Hints and tips
Creative community and support
About your teacher
I’m Michelle Hughes, a professional linocut artist and designer. I have been working as a professional designer for nearly 30 years.
I’m a maker at heart, I have drawn and made crafts since my childhood. Training in fashion design, I worked in the design industry as a surface pattern, giftware, homeware and clothing designer, developing ranges for high street retailers for 25 years.
In 2016, I set up my own business, to create my own range of linocut prints. My inspiration is taken from British landscapes and nature around the UK. I have become known for my pared down graphic style and use of colour. I have created linocut commissions for companies such as National Trust’s Sutton Hoo.
To date, I have taught nearly 40 in-person beginners and follow-on linocut workshops to over 150 students in my York garden studio. Being a self taught linocut artist, I understand many of the problems and challenges you may encounter. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and still do! I want to help you by sharing my skills to avoid those.
I started out on a shoestring, spending under £30 on basic lino cutting equipment: a set of carving tools, a roller, some soft cut lino and a tube of block printing ink. Things snowballed from there!
Being a self taught linocut artist, I understand many of the problems and challenges you may encounter. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and still do! I want to help you by sharing my skills and the things that I’ve learnt.
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Examples of work students have created in my linocut workshops in my York studio.
“Loved every minute of it, you are welcoming and friendly and your teaching skills are amazing.
Didn’t think when I walked in that I would walk out with a print that actually resembles something!”
“Everything! Loved the relaxed atmosphere and the way Michelle made the whole process so accessible to even a beginner.”
See more images from my Introduction to linocut printing workshops in my linocut workshops blogs.
Read my What tools and equipment do you need to make a linocut print? blog to find 10 essential tools for linocut printing for beginners.