Shellac Plate Printmaking

  • Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR012823DA
  • 1


  • $271 Tuition + $35 Material Fee
  • $208 Tuition + $35 Materials Fee

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Photo courtesy D. Endean

Shellac Plate printmaking is a low-tech and versatile technique for creating etching-like intaglio prints as well as subtly textured collographs. Through demos and lots of hands-on work we will create and print plates using shellac on an illustration board matrix. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the wide range of effects that can be achieved with shellac plates to express their own visual ideas and aesthetic. 

Some printmaking experience is useful but is not necessary.

Supplies Needed:

  • Apron or smock. These are also available to borrow in the studio.
  • Sketchbook or notebook - any size or type
  • Optional: any etching tools or mark making tools that you like to use; any specific reference imagery you like to work from


  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • A $35 materials fee is included in the price of the class.
  • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
  • 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:

Dawn Endean

Dawn Endean has been making art for over 40 years and works primarily in the disciplines of printmaking and painting. She has exhibited extensively in the Seattle area including at Davidson Galleries; Shift Gallery; the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; the Columbia City Gallery; the Schack Art Center in Edmonds; The Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island; The Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend and Mighty Tieton in Tieton, Washington. Her work has also been shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA; the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA; the Turner Print Museum in Sacramento, CA; and Gallery 25 in Fresno, CA. She has studied printmaking at Northern Illinois University, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and in San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca Mexico. Endean has taught Printmaking at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, The BARN on Bainbridge Island and at FEAST Art Center in Tacoma. She is represented by Columbia City Gallery in Seattle, WA, ( and by 1+1=1 Gallery in Helena, MT (

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