Printmaking

The Printmaking Studio offers instruction in a variety of print techniques. Techniques include monotype, linoleum block printing, collage, dry point etching, shellac plates, and chine collé.

Additionally, BARN members who are experienced printmakers can make use of the studio space to work on their own.   The studio welcomes beginners and experienced printers. Come develop and share skills and ideas in our classes, workshops, and open studios.

Equipment

  • 36″ x 60″ Takach etching press
  • Two large inking rollers for large-scale plates
  • Soaking basin for preparing paper for printing
  • 10 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 studio during BARN open hours any time there is no class in session.   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.

Fob Access

BARN members who reliably and consistently perform all the tasks on a studio checklist can receive fob access.  Tasks include knowing details of BARN print studio practice involving press management, ink use and cleanup, tool use and cleanup, and paper use.  

If you have printmaking experience, contact the studio lead to set an appointment to run through the checklist.  If you do not have enough experience, please take an introductory class.  The 5-week class is a comprehensive preparation for completing the checklist.  Any two of the 3-week classes are also good preparation.  These introductory classes will be offered regularly.  Please check the calendar for the next one.

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 studio calendar lists Monitored Open Studio times. Attendance requires registration through the website, and is free for members and $20 for guests.

 

Fob Open Studio: Users with fob access please be sure there are no other classes scheduled by viewing our calendar.

Orientation

Contact the studio lead with questions or to set up an orientation.

 

CONTACT US

If you would like an orientation or need additional information about programs please contact us here. BARN office phone is 206-842-4475  

The print studio is located on the lower level.