Pochoir Monotype

Print & Book Arts

Pochoir Monotype

Learn the art of monotype printmaking and how to create and use stencils to enhance monotype prints.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Thur, 6/20/2024 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thur, 6/20/2024


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Class, No Prerequisite

Print and Book Arts



This basic introduction to monotype printmaking includes how to properly condition and paint your ink onto the substrate, dampen your paper, and calibrate the press for beautiful painterly imagery.

Pochoir, a refined stencil technique, was popular from the late 19th century through the 1930s, especially in Paris. 

You'll make several unique monotype prints using custom-made stencils, acrylic plates, and oil-based inks. The stencils you create will be of your own design, used in a variety of ways to layer colors and deepen the imagery. Oil-based inks will be used, so you'll be able create "drops" or layers of ink on one sheet of paper.

Throughout the day, you'll learn the history of monotype printing, watch demonstrations in a variety of techniques, and learn how to print using the press. The day ends with a show-and-tell of everyone's work.



  • You're encouraged to bring ideas for what you'd like to print to class.
  • Bring a lunch. BARN has a microwave and refrigerator on the lower level.


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

  • Acrylic plates, 8 inches by 10 inches, or 9 inches by 12 inches.
  • Set of brushes.
  • Brayers for adding ink to the plate.
  • Printmaking paper (rag paper such as Rives BFK).
  • Oil-based printing ink.
  • Stencil materials.
  • Ink knives for conditioning and mixing ink.
  • Aprons.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

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.

Visit her website at www.danaharrisseeger.com

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