Introduction to Monotype

Print & Book Arts

Introduction to Monotype

Learn the art of monotype printing using acrylic plates and ink to create one-of-a-kind prints.


$101.00 (any noted materials fee included)


$126.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Meeting Times
  1. Thur, 4/25/2024 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thur, 4/25/2024

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Class, No Prerequisite

Print & Book Arts Studio



Learn the art of monotype printing in this beginner workshop. You'll use oil-based inks with an acrylic plate to create one-of-a-kind images that will be printed onto paper using the etching press. This four-hour workshop is a great introduction to printmaking as well as how to use the press.

You'll learn how to properly condition and paint your ink onto the acrylic plates, how to dampen paper, and how to calibrate the press for beautiful, painterly imagery. Because you'll be using oil-based ink, you'll be able to create multiple "drops" or layers of ink on one sheet of paper, deepening the dimension of imagery.


  • Skill level: Beginner.
  • You're welcome to bring design ideas to class.
  • Bring a sack lunch for our short break. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level. 


You'll make a series of one-of-a-kind prints on paper using oil-based ink and water-soluble materials.


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

  • Acrylic plates, 8"x10" or 9"x12"
  • Soft watercolor brushes
  • Brayers
  • Paper for printing (rag paper such as Rives BFK)
  • Ink knives for conditioning and mixing ink
  • 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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