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Beginners linocut workshops - Autumn 2023

Some photos from each of my linocut workshops through the autumn. I'll add photos from each workshop as I teach them.

Friday 6 October 2023 - Introduction to linocut printing

Friday’s linocut workshop with Sarah, Chris and Jane. A botanical mouse print, a view of a tree through an arch at Fountains Abbey and a botanical bamboo print.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Everything! Realising the possibilities with lino. And a starting point to realise these.”

“Being able to create something that looks like it’s supposed to. Good company, relaxed atmosphere, allowed to ask questions without looking silly.”

“Spending time doing something different and creative. I enjoyed cutting out the design and learning new skills.”

Saturday 7 October 23 - Introduction to linocut printing

Saturday’s linocut workshop with Carol, Nikolah, Kevin and Terry. A print inspired by art at Sailatire. An octopus, a view of Whitby and a lighthouse.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Trying out new skills and learning something new. Confidence to try something different. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, useful links and trips, very supportive and encouraging to all abilities.”

“The encouragement, giving confidence to have a go.”

“All the tips and materials overview was really insightful. Friendly atmosphere and small enough for us to pick up guidance as we progressed through the class.”

“Producing some handmade prints. Going through the whole princess from start to finish.”

Saturday 11 November 23 - Introduction to linocut printing

I love my job! On Saturday’s linocut workshop, Amanda created a print of her veg garden, Alice made a print of her wedding bouquet, Rebecca created a print of the view from her garden and Simon made a print of the Worsborough Mill where he works.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

 “Learning a new skill and something I can make into a new hobby!”

“Learning and connecting with others. Thank you for a lovely relaxing day being creative and connecting with others.” 

“The creative process. Michelle a f the rest of the group.”

“Individualised input, advice and guidance.”

Monday 13 November 23 - Introduction to linocut printing

The last group workshop of the year and four brilliant linocut prints. York Minster and the robin in a hedgerow were printed in Hawthorn’s stay-open semi-transparent oil-based inks. The fish was printed in Hawthorn’s opaque blue oil-based ink and the winter hare was printed in Hawthorn’s silver ink.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

"Learning how to make a linocut. I love this style of art. And creating my own design. It was a great moment seeing my first print!"

"Learning the end-to-end process for making linocut, useful tips and advice on tools and materials to use. I’m so chuffed to have a few prints to take home too! "

"Learning how to do lino printing properly. Picked up lots of tips and information to go forward."

"Understanding the process."

Would you like to learn how to make a linocut print?

Online courses

Online self-paced learning. Full access for one year, so that you can study at your own pace at home. Instructional videos and step-by-step guides.

  • Beginners guide to linocut printing

  • How to make a multi-block linocut print

Linocut workshops

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.

  • Introduction to linocut printing workshop

  • Follow on 'jigsaw' linocut printing workshop

See my linocut workshops and online courses page for links to each course and workshop.

Linocut and printmaking tools and materials

Find out more about the tools and equipment needed to create linocut prints in my 'lino cutting equipment' blog.

See step-by-step how I make my linocut prints

See examples of how I make my linocut prints in the Studio Diary section of my blog.

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Happy lino cutting!



About the author

Michelle Hughes is a North Yorkshire landscape artist. Much of her work depicts the Yorkshire landscape and Yorkshire coast, including the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

Michelle loves exploring the British countryside by bike or on foot, camera in hand, capturing ideas for her next prints. Back in her garden studio, Michelle creates simple but stylised silhouettes based on her photographs, and hand carves these shapes into lino. She hand prints with an etching press, using oil-based inks to create tonal blocks of colour.

Michelle’s original linocut prints are limited editions.

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