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Linocut workshops restart!

This was my first week of teaching linocut workshops in my studio since lockdown in March 2020. I was both excited and nervous. Going back to 'normal' seems like a huge step. It was fabulous!

Wednesday 29 September 2021

A creative day with John, Sarah, Glenys and Alison. All complete beginners to linocut.

John created a view of Roseberry Topping, Sarah, a Bauhaus inspired prints, Glenys was inspired by the dahlia in her garden and Alison loves turtles.

Covid precautions for workshops are all in place and everyone said they felt safe.We had lunch outside and enjoyed some autumn sunshine in my garden.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“The group size, the informality, the pace, the structure and the delivery. Inspiring days, thanks.”
“New skill, relaxed, good company, creative. Michelle was very helpful and knowledgeable."
“Learning the technique as part of a group.”

Saturday 2 October 21

What better way to spend a rainy day! A brilliant creative day with Ben, Janet, Clive and Sue. All complete beginners to linocut.

Ben created a Peter Pan scene for his son's Nursery. Janet’s print is a view from their house and Clive carved his initials and filled it with patterns. Sue created a linocut print of a view in Ullswater in the Lake District.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“Everything. The techniques, having time to have a go. Great teaching and support with the project. Very friendly group to work with.”
“Friendly environment with a calm, relaxed timetable.”
“The brilliant, clear teaching and other students.”
“Conversation with fellow students and seeing the first completed work.”

Monday 11 October 21

Prue created a lino print of a dragonfly and Margaret carved a design based on a sketch of the pea pods in her garden.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

"Thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. Delighted to be going home with something I made."
"All of it. A fab day learning the techniques of lino printing with much help and support from Michelle."

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!



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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