On Saturday I had a lovely creative day with Peri, Dorothy, Sally and Gail on my ‘Introduction to linocut printing’ workshop.
Dorothy and Sally had some previous experience in linocut, where as Peri and Gail where complete beginners.
Here’s what they said....
What did you enjoy the most about the day?
"Everything! A wonderful day with lovely people and Michelle’s patient and encouraging tuition. Feeling inspired."
"Excellent tuition, comfortable well-equipped studio and learned new skills."
"Enjoyed it all. Learnt such a lot and very pleased with my linocut."
"The relaxed and friendly atmosphere."
Puffin linocut printed in black Hawthorns oil based ink and hand coloured using watercolours.
Linocut printed in a green and hand coloured using watercolours.
Heron linocut printed in a green I'd mixed with Hawthorns oil based ink.
Translating ideas from a holiday photograph in Norfolk to a linocut print. Design printed in a grey ink mixed using with Hawthorns oil based ink.
Cutting the lino blocks. We used soft cut / easy carve lino.
In the linocut workshop we use Hawthorn Printmaker Stay Open oil based inks that I use for my linocut prints. Although the inks take a few days to dry watercolour painted on straight away.
Peri and Sally added a pop of colour to their prints which has been very successful.
My linocut workshops are all held in my York print studio. I teach in small groups of no more than four people, so that everyone gets lots of one to one tuition.
Find out more about my workshops and next dates here.
If you have four friends or family that would like your own bespoke date get in touch.
Find out more about the tools and equipment needed to create linocut prints in my 'lino cutting equipment' blog.