Composing and Collaging with Shaped Shellac Plates

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • Sunday, January 12, 2020, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PB011120DE
  • 4


  • $182 + $25 materials fee
  • $140 + $25 materials fee

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Shellac Plate printmaking is a low-tech and versatile technique for creating etching-like intaglio prints as well as subtly textured collographs. Because they are made with an illustration board substrate, shellac plates can be cut into an almost infinite variety of shapes, allowing the artist to build a “library” of images that can be combined on the press or through collage.

In this workshop, each student will create a series of shaped plates, which they will use to create both multi-layered prints and printed collage materials. 

Students will be encouraged to experiment with a wide range of effects to express their own visual ideas and aesthetic. 


  • A materials fee of $25 is included in the tuition price. The materials fee will cover: premade shellac plates, print paper 2 sheets each of Rives BFK and Kitakata (or similar) paper, oil based print inks, and pre-made shellac plate material will be supplied
  • Some printmaking experience required.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

Instructor Bio:

After many years as a graphic designer, Dawn Endean began studying printmaking in 2009 at Seattle’s Pratt Fine Arts Center. She has been working seriously as a printmaker since the fall of 2010 and as an instructor at Pratt since 2015. Endean is a member of Seattle’s Shift Gallery. Her other Seattle exhibitions have included the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, the Tashiro Kaplan Gallery, the Columbia City Gallery and Click Design. She has shown as well at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Mighty Tieton in Tieton, Washington, Gallery 25 in Fresno, California and the Turner Print Museum in Sacramento, California.

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