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Multi-colour lino print workshops - Autumn 2023

Friday 2 November 2023

How to make a two-colour multi-block linocut print

A day teaching how to make to make two-colour prints with Peri, Janette, Eugenia and Victoria. Peri made a two-block lino print of Sycamore Gap, Janette made her Christmas cards, Eugenia created her linocut prints of a farm near Uncleby using the multi-block and jigsaw methods and Vicky created a two-block print of fish.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

“The specific process was explained clearly and this is what I needed. The visual stimulus was so helpful in the workshop. You are very patient and therefore felt successful. The day was well planned beforehand with all preparation thorough.”

“As always, Michelle’s expert teaching! I loved learning how to ‘decode’ an image to decide which parts go on which block.”

“Learning the process and producing prints that are fab, with enjoyable company. Our tutor was very encouraging and patient.”

“1. Cake 2. Banter. 3. Our patient teacher Michelle’s helpful guidance and suggestions. 4. Interesting and inspirational examples in the studio.”

Thursday 16 October 2023 How to make jigsaw linocut prints

A fun day making multi-colour lino prints, using the jigsaw techniques. Sue made a 3-colour lino print of a pot plant at home, Cliff made a 2-colour print of Battersea Power Station, Deborah made a 3-colour print of a bird in a nest and Jilly made a 2-colour print of a leaping hare.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

"A great friendly atmosphere to learn in. Michelle explains and helps you through all the stages."

"The opportunity to practice planning and carving the lino in a safe and friendly space through to printing."

"Learning new techniques. Practising skills. Inspiration from Michelle."

"The process of jigsaw which previously was a dark art!"

Thursday 21 September 2023 How to make a two-colour multi-block linocut print

A wonderfully creative and fun day with Jane, Sue, Steve and Helen. Playing with the multi-block and jigsaw techniques.

If you want to learn how to make multi-colour prints using the multi-block method, my multi-block online course can be started anytime.

What did you enjoy the most about the day?

"Putting the previous learning into action, teasing new colour combos (worked very well!). More confident in mark making and comfort with complexity. Test, refine and adapt."

"Testing out new colour schemes and trying more complex designs (for me!)."

"Combining jigsaw and multi-block and continuing to learn with a welcoming knowledgeable tutor."

"Working in a friendly atmosphere in a lovely studio."

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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