Print & Book Arts - BARN

Print & Book Arts

The Print & Book Arts Studio offers instruction in a variety of classes.

The studio welcomes beginners and experienced artisans. Come develop and share skills and ideas in our classes, workshops, and open studios.


Printmaking classes offer a variety of print techniques. Techniques include monotype, linoleum block printing, collage, dry point etching, shellac plates, and chine collé.

Print and Book student looking at linoprint


Book and Letterpress has recently enjoyed a surge of interest and critical acclaim globally.  Our goal is to create a true community of a broad array of book arts craftspeople, who represent the diversity of the Book and Letterpress Arts.  We aim to collaborate with other BARN studios/shops, a variety of local organizations that support and foster the Book Arts/Letterpress profession, and artisans themselves who aim to learn, teach and share with others.  We welcome you and encourage you to visit, join and become part of our rich book arts community. 


  • 4 cabinets of typeface, ornaments, cuts and rules
  • 5 presses including the Challenge Proof Press, Chandler & Price Pilots, Vandercook 099 and Provisional Tabletop Presses
  • 36″ x 60″ Takach etching press
  • Two large inking rollers for large-scale plates
  • Soaking basin for preparing paper for printing
  • Work spaces with individual glass palette and counter area
  • Tools for the printmaking process, including brayers and ink knives

Using the Studio

BARN members with fob access are welcome to use the Print & Book studio during BARN open studio hours.  The Studio provides the equipment and basic tools listed above, as well as cleanup supplies, for fob approved users working independently.  Users can purchase paper in the studio as well.

Open Studio

Monitored Open Studio:  Currently enrolled students and those with enough experience to work on techniques they have learned are welcome in Monitored Open studio. This is a good time for those without fob access to work on class projects.  A monitor is present to answer questions and provide guidance.  The Print & Book studio calendar lists Monitored Open Studio times. Attendance requires registration through the website, and is free for members and $20 for guests.


If you would like an orientation or need additional information about programs please contact us at [email protected]

The Print & Book Arts studio is located on the lower level.

Studio Lead: Jane Kim

Phone 206-842-4475 x214

Contact Print & Book Arts

The Print & Book Arts studio is located on the lower level.