Multicolor Jigsaw Linocut

Print & Book Arts

Multicolor Jigsaw Linocut

Create a linocut print using the jigsaw method.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Thur, 7/11/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thur, 7/11/2024


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Class, No Prerequisite

Print & Book Arts Studio



Explore the art of relief printing in this workshop for beginners and intermediate print makers. You'll use battleship linoleum (so named because it often was used for ship decks in the early 1900s) as your block and create a design with two or three colors using the "jigsaw" technique. This method is economical for printmakers since you only use one block, but also stretches your creativity because you literally cut up your block into pieces that are inked separately and then "jigsawed" back together.

You will learn:

  • How to create an image appropriate for block printing.
  • Safe carving techniques.
  • How to ink your block.
  • Proper set up of the studio’s etching press.
  • How to print using the press.
  • A brief history of relief printmaking.
  • An overview of different multicolor printing techniques, with an emphasis on the jigsaw method
  • Studio clean up procedures.

We'll end with a show-and-tell of everyone's work.


  • Bring design ideas or sketches of what you want to carve. Our blocks will be 6 inches by 8 inches. 
  • Bring a lunch. There is a microwave and refrigerator on the lower level.


You'll create an edition of multicolored prints on paper.


A $20 materials fee, included in the price of the class, covers everything you'll need, including:

  • One battleship linoleum block (6 inches by 8 inches).
  • Cotton rag paper for printing, such as Rives BFK.
  • Water soluble, oil-based inks of various colors.
  • Pencil and transfer paper for transferring designs to your block.
  • Carving tools.
  • Brayers.
  • Ink knives for conditioning and mixing ink.
  • Aprons and nitrile gloves.
  • Registration jig (pre-made by instructor).

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 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.

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