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Linocut workshops: Printing multi-colour lino prints - Winter 2023

Monday 13th March 2023 - Follow-on 'Jigsaw' linocut printing workshops

Monday’s linocut workshop with Victoria, Jo, Alison and Isabel. Making multi-colour linocut prints using the jigsaw linocut print method. Lots of inky fun and what brilliant linocut prints!

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

"Everything really. Lovely to do at work without distraction and achieve a better than expected result. Always lovely to meet new people too."

"Learning new techniques. Jigsaw cutting lino and the correct way to use ink and rollers and How to successfully link my plate."

"Learning a new skill and having another go!"

"Playing! Experimenting with the patterns on the water and hillside. Taking inspiration from a woodcut book, guidance about adding more / stopping."

Thursday 5 January 2023 - How to make a two-colour multi-block linocut print

Jane, Sue, Steve and Helen wanted to come back to learn how to make multi-block prints. They were happy to be the first to try out my new workshop. I may have been a serine swan but I was paddling like mad underneath! It all went to plan and I’ve received lots of positive feedback.

With drying times, it’s difficult to print 2 colours in one day, so each colour needed to be isolated from the other, instead of overlapping.

After a bit more fine-tuning, I plan to launch my multi-block workshop this summer. In the meantime, my multi-block online course can be started anytime.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“The structure and format were spot on.”

“It’s all been fab. I love carving. Superb tuition - the right balance of careful coaching and patience!”

“Learning together in a group. Lots of fun. Always useful seeing each others work."

“Taking previous

learning forward, problem-solving and the collaboration and input from the group as well as Michelle.”

I'm taking a break from teaching to focus on York Open Studios. Linocut workshops in my studio will restart in May. My online course can be started at any time. See my workshops and online courses page for workshop dates and to sign up for my online courses.

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.

Please join my mailing list to be the first to hear about my latest designs, online courses and workshops.

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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