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Linocut workshops: Winter 2023

Updated: 5 days ago

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

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.”

Monday 16 January 2023 - Introduction to linocut printing

Getting inky on Blue Monday! Wonderful prints by Jilly, Gordon, Mark and Geoff.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“The ease and confidence of the tutor. Paced and measured transfer of information ad practical exercises and was generous with info and tips."

"Very sociable and encouraging. Experience with printing inks and loading up the rollers etc."

"The practical nature - hands-on and being able to seek answers and feedback. The size of the group was just right. Michelle was so open about sharing her knowledge, experience and skill. "

"The pace. Hands-on. Plenty of practice. Fabulous studio!"

Monday 23 January 2023 - Introduction to linocut printing

A lovely creative day creating prints of waterfalls, seascapes, boats and dolphin prints

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“It was informative, educational and fun.”

“Just actually doing the whole process from start to finish and coming away with the finished picture.”

“Being able to produce a finished print, the friendly small group and the helpful tuition. A lot of concentration but relaxing and enjoyable!”

“Relaxed and friendly. Good encouragement! Learning the technique of what to cut away and what to leave behind. Good mix of watching and ‘doing’.”

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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