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Beginners linocut workshops - Autumn 2022

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

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Today’s beginner's linocut workshop with Theresa, Mandy, Marion and Jill from Bristol, Derby & Harrogate. Only Mandy created a few linocut prints before.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“All of it. Great to create your own print, Michelle gives great tuition & gives you the confidence to create your own piece of work, Michelle is a great tutor & brings the most out of you as an individual. Fab, thank you.”

“Everything.Thank you so much for a fantastic workshop today. You are an inspiration and I will enjoy doing more lino cutting and printing in future.”

“Learning new skills, spending the day with Michelle who is very encouraging, the other participants and the cupcakes!”

“Very clear explanations & demos. Lots of opportunities to practice mark making.”

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Saturday’s lino print workshop with Nicola, Tully, Sue and Nathalie. All complete beginners. Fabulous prints!

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“The creative process; drawing a design, cutting it out (probably my favourite bit) and printing something I actually liked.”

“Relaxed, comfortable pace. Really nice mix of education and ability to test things and great support and ideas for my designs. Really great day!”

“Good pace of learning. Practical application. Having a print to take home.”

“Learning how to create art!”

Monday 10 October 22

Today’s beginner's linocut workshop with Anna, Sarah, Pat and Tom.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Learning a craft which can readily and cheaply be transferred to a home environment. Peaceful workshop and thoroughly enjoyable and absorbing day.”

“Help with design ideas. Ipad showing me what it would look like.”

“Very enjoyable day. I learned a lot, especially about inking, as I had been overthinking things. “

“Seeing my idea from paper come to life in print.”

Monday 16 October 22

Today’s linocut workshop with Cliff, Sarah and Jonathan.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

"The relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Michelle’s teaching technique is very helpful in supporting each person, offering ideas."

"Learning how to use all the tools and equipment. One-on-one teaching. Seeing my design in colour. Very friendly workshop. Thank you, Loved it!"

"Friendly atmosphere and excellent teaching."

Tuesday 17 October 22

Today’s linocut workshop with Ruth, Ealish, Tracey and Peter.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Being in your studio, so inspiring, learning about the technique with cutting and printing."

“Good environment, nice and relaxed atmosphere. The right amount of people, for the right amount of input and support.”

“Learning something new. Lovely people. Clear instruction.”

Saturday 5 November 2022

Saturday’s linocut workshop with Sheila, Gabrielle, Emily and Kate.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Trying something new and creative in a lovely setting and atmosphere. It was a completely absorbing and enjoyable exercise. I’ll recommend it.”

“Trying something new in a warm, welcoming and judgement-free space. Michelle was so lovely, nothing was too much hassle and she made us feel very much at ease.”

“Friendly, encouraging atmosphere. Really enjoyed the day. Loved my final print and I can’t draw!

“The opportunity to try things out and satisfaction of completing the process. Brilliant to have just the right amount of technical info.“

Monday 7 November 2022

Monday’s lino print workshop with Catherine, Judith, Andrea and Liz.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“No sense of time pressure. The day was well paced and not intimidating.”

“Seeing my original sketches being transformed into something which looks quite ‘arty’ and polished! I thought my limited artistic skills would be an impediment to the finished product.”

“Having a whole day to be creative, with guidance, sharing ideas and meeting new folk!”

“A really enjoyable day, a great opportunity to switch off from the outside world, learn new skills and go home with a piece of self-made art. Michelle was great at explaining things, very patient and encouraging. The course is well planned to take you through learning lots without feeling rushed.”

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 of my courses and workshops.

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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