Reduction Linocut Printmaking

Print & Book Arts

Reduction Linocut Printmaking

Explore the art of multi-color relief printing using "battleship" linoleum plates and the etching press.

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 2/27/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tue, 2/27/2024

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No Prerequisite, Class

Print & Book Arts Studio



Explore the art of relief printing using battleship linoleum as your block and create a multi-color design by "reducing" the printable area for each color. This method is economical for printmakers since you only use one block, but also stretches your creativity by layering the colors in a specific way. You'll learn how to create an image appropriate for block printing, safe carving techniques, and how to print your block using the etching press. A great introduction to the principles of printmaking, and all prints and carved blocks can be taken home at the end of class! 


  • Experience level: Beginner to intermediate
  • Feel free to bring a sack lunch for our 30-minute lunch break around 12:30 PM. There is a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level. 


You'll create a linoleum block carving and an edition of multi-colored prints on paper using the etching press.


A $15 materials fee, included in the price of the class, will cover all materials (but you're encouraged to bring your design ideas or sketches for a 5" X 7" image).

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Dana Seeger

Dana Harris Seeger was born in San Francisco and split her childhood between California and Indiana. She pursued her passion in high school and college and received a bachelor's degree in painting from Anderson University in Indiana in 2004 and a master's in fine arts in printmaking from San Jose State University in 2011. She is a member of the California Society of Printmakers. In 2014, Dana co-created an art studio and school in San Jose, Calif., called the School of Visual Philosophy. Her work in printmaking and painting helps her connect real to imagined memories and her life experiences to her heritage. Growing up as a second-generation Baltic American, she has always tried to connect the artifacts acquired from Estonia and Latvia into her own story. She lives in Poulsbo with her husband (a sculptor), daughter, and twin sons.

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