Exploring Monotype With Wendy Orville

Print & Book Arts

Exploring Monotype With Wendy Orville

Learn how to create images with this versatile form of printmaking using plexiglass and the etching press.

Meeting Times
  1. Fri, 2/16/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  2. Sat, 2/17/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fri, 2/16/2024 - Sat, 2/17/2024

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Class, All Levels

Print & Book Studio

Printmaking, Book Arts


Expressive images come to life when you apply ink on plexiglass plates using brushes, roller, and rags. Then the plate is run through an etching press to make one-of-a-kind images.

Begin to master the technical aspects of monotype as you discover and explore what fascinates you. You'll learn about a wide range of monotype techniques designed to kick start your creativity and develop your skills as a printmaker.

And you get to take home your own original monotype prints.


  • Registration closes Feb. 15.
  • Bring a lunch or snack. There is a refrigerator and microwave available on the lower level. 


A $30 materials fee, included in the price of the class, covers all materials needed for the class.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Wendy Orville

An artist and educator who was born in New York and grew up in New Haven, Conn., Wendy received a bachelor of arts degree in fine arts from Yale University and a master's degree in paint from American University in Washington, DC. Her monotypes have been exhibited at the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Northwest Art, the Bellevue Art Museum, and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Her monotypes are featured in the book "Singular & Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint." Wendy has taught at Pratt Fine Arts Center and The Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, the University of Indiana, and numerous other venues. She is represented by Davidson Galleries, in Seattle. Trained as a painter but largely self-taught as a printmaker, she fell in love with the monotype process. "Something happened ... that opened up a different part of me. I felt genuinely free to experiment and fail, trusting myself to follow the process anywhere it led.” Visit her website at www.wendyorville.com

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