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Linocut Printing Workshops - March 2020

This month I've taught 4 introduction to linocut workshop in my York studio.

Monday 16 March 2020

My 3rd day of teaching linocut workshops this weekend. My cheeks hurt from smiling. Such an enthusiastic group and supportive and encouraging of each other. Sean created a design of Castle Hill in Huddersfield and his mum a traditional Galway hooker fishing boat. Sarah created an embellished letter A and her mum a heron. It was a very welcome escape from the world's surreal events.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“I enjoyed your conscious effort to ensure everybody was happy with what they wren creating. I noticed that you never actually did the work for anyone, which allowed freedom of expression and trust in what we where doing.”
Nice small group. A very clear intro and demonstration. Lovely atmosphere and workspace.”
“All of it! It was great to start small and try different techniques and then move onto our own piece. Lovely small group.”
“Loved every minute of it, you are welcoming and friendly and teaching skills are amazing. Didn’t think when I walked in that I would walk out with a print that actually resembled something!”

Sunday 15 March 2020

This is my follow on linocut workshop. Using the ‘jigsaw’ technique to create multi coloured linocut prints.

Nicola and Hannah are friends that have bought the intro & this workshops for each other’s birthdays. Penny and Sarah have come up to York again for a long weekend together.

Fabulous results.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“It was all wonderful, thank you. Thanks for boosting my confidence when I felt a bit overwhelmed.”
“Developing my initial idea into a design with your help and guidance. Thank you so much. “
“Everything. Great to learn new skills and remember the old ones. Lovely to have a day focusing on art.”
“All of the day was great.”

Saturday 14 March 2020

A creative day with Malcom, Pam and Christine. All complete beginners to linocut.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Learning a new skill in a friendly and welcoming environment.”

“The satisfaction of seeing my design printed - far better than I expected. Michelle is very supportive if you’re struggling.”

“The actual cutting of the lino.”

Monday 2 March 2020

On Monday Kate. Sarah, Elaine and Barbara joined me for my introduction to linocut print workshop.

Kate is a pet portrait artist and painter, which you see through her translation from sketch to lino. Whereas Sarah, Elaine and Barbara are complete beginners. Fabulous designs.

The joy of teaching is helping people translate their design ideas. Then seeing those designs come to life, with the smile as they reveal their first linocut print.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Great, welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Learning something completely new and coming away with a finished product! Thank you!”
“Discovering the technique and how the tools respond.”
Delivery. location, host. Content and pace of the skills was delivered in a great way. Demos!”
"Thank you! Brilliant day!"

Linocut workshops and courses

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.

Looking for a private workshop experience for you and your friends?

If you'd like to book a creative day for a special occasion for 4 people get in touch.

Linocut and printmaking equipment

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



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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