Introduction to Linocut

Print & Book Arts

Introduction to Linocut

Learn the art of relief printing as you carve your own linoleum plate and use the press to print your design.

Meeting Times
  1. Thur, 4/18/2024 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thur, 4/18/2024


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Class, No Prerequisite

Print & Book Arts Studio



Learn the art of relief printing in this beginner workshop. You'll use battleship gray linoleum as your block and create a one-color design to be printed during the workshop. This is a great introduction to printmaking as well as how to use the press.

You will:

  • Create an image appropriate for block printing
  • Learn safe carving techniques
  • Learn the basics of how to use BARN's etching press
  • Use the press to make your original prints


  • Skill level: Beginner
  • There will be a 30-minute lunch break around 12:30 pm. A refrigerator and microwave are available on the lower level. 
  • You should bring ideas or sketches for what you want to carve to class.  You'll be working with 5" x 7" linoleum blocks.


You'll carve a linoleum block and make several one-color prints using the press.


A materials fee of $15, included in the cost of the class, covers everything you'll need:

  • Battleship gray linoleum
  • Ink knives for conditioning and mixing ink
  • Paper for printing (rag paper such as BFK Rives® )
  • Ink
  • Carving tools
  • Brayers
  • Aprons

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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