Beginners linocut workshops: summer 2022

Updated: Aug 8

Some photos from each of my beginners linocut workshops over the summer. To see photos from this summer's follow-on workshops see my Jigsaw linocut workshops: summer 2022 blog.


Tuesday 26 April 2022 - Introduction to linocut printing workshop

Tuesday’s beginners linocut workshop with Jane, Helen, Sue and Steve.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Gaining confidence with a new medium, making marks on the lino, freedom to experiment and learn on the go with classmates, while having fun at the same time.”


“All of it.”


“The tuition, tricks and practical advice. The setup of the studio. Lovely to see colours and ideas. Shows what works for our own ideas.”


“So structured and patient. Lovely, relaxing and informative.”



Saturday 21 May 2022 - Introduction to linocut printing workshop

Today’s linocut workshop with Belinda and Rachel. Both beginners.

Nemo, the blackbird with a damaged wing and a lovely fox. Both confidently using a variety of mark making techniques and different sized gouges.


What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Lovely prints to take home. Michelle’s very supportive, relaxed teaching style, spending time surrounded by lovely art, Michelle’s advice and expertise.”


"Really enjoyed spending the day learning about lino printing with Michelle, she has a lovely teaching style and the prints we made are fantastic."



Monday 23 May 2022 - Introduction to linocut printing workshop

Today’s linocut workshop with Jane, Laura, Alex & Ricky. A wide variety of styles. I love seeing how everyone's ideas and sketches translate into lino designs. Aren’t they fabulous!

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“The sense of achievement having produced a thing.”


“ Having a go at printing and the teaching itself.”


“Having the opportunity to learn about the whole process and try multiple designs.”



Saturday 25 June 2022 - Introduction to linocut printing workshop

Today’s linocut workshop with Deborah, Carla and Angela.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“All of it: the chance to be creative and do your own thing but with expert advice. Small group means lots of support if needed.”


“Being creative and hands on, plus having quiet time and good conversation.”


“Learning something different from start to finish. Amazing results show how effective the art style is.”



Tuesday 28 June 2022 - Introduction to linocut printing workshop

Today’s linocut workshop with Alena, Andrea, Helen and Olivia.


What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Very therapeutic having an opportunity to do something so creative and to have a lovely piece of work to show for it after just one session. The best day I’ve had in ages.”


“Feeling a sense of achievement and seeing my design come to life.”


“Creating a print. All aspects.”


“The pacing - I felt I had time to design, cut and print. Not at all rushed.”



Sunday 17 July 2022 - Introduction to linocut printing workshop

Today’s linocut workshop with Rachel, Jeff and Sam.


What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Learning how to print properly, rolling the ink, layering and using the registration black to line up. Absolutely loved it.”


“Learning the techniques and having the chance to practice how things turn out. The chance to try something new.”

Sam


“Very helpful, lots of help, well laid out.”



Saturday 6 August 2022 - Introduction to linocut printing workshop

Today’s linocut workshop with Sue, Alison, Penny and Hannah.


What did you enjoy the most about the day?


“Learning a new skill, putting it into practice with surprisingly pleasing results! A very enjoyable day, super teaching; encouraging and supporting.”


"Focus on learning a new skill.”


Learning something new and seeing the process from start to finish. I had a great day! Thank you”


"The process from initial ideas to finished product and that you have a piece to take home and the little prints at the end.”



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 and 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 linocutting!

Michelle


 

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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