Printmaking Essentials

  • Friday, March 11, 2022
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Friday, March 11, 2022, 4:00 PM 7:00 PM (PST)
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR031122VD
  • 2


Registration is closed

This two-session class is a thorough introduction to the steps and tools essential for being a printmaker in the BARN Print & Book Arts studio. In the first session, the instructor will take students through the process of setting up, press use, handling the inks, where to find materials, and cleaning up. The instructor will demonstrate all essential tasks and qualities necessary to feel comfortable using the studio and its equipment requirements. The second session is an opportunity for hands-on practice of what you have learned in the first session. 

This class is open to all who are interested in learning to be a printmaker, or for someone who just needs a refresher course or an introduction to printmaking at BARN. It is the required first step towards fob access and working independently in the Print & Book Arts studio.

The next step is practicing during Guided Open Studios until skills outlined in the provided Checklist for Printmaking Fob Access can be demonstrated. You can sign up for the next Printmaking Guided Open Studio held on Friday, March 18th by clicking here.


  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

Instructor Bio:
Virginia Davison began her artistic career in college as a painter. By graduation, she had found her voice carving plaster. For the next 25 yrs, she carved alabaster and marble, but at the same time became an avid gardener, working the land around her two-acre parcel on Bainbridge. After her two kids graduated college, she reinvented herself again by taking classes at Pratt in collage and printmaking. Her years since 2007 have been devoted to these art forms. She has shown her work locally at the Bainbridge Library, Grace Church, Blackbird Bakery, the Big Art Studio on Day Road, and the BARN Bazaar.

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