- Exploring Printmaking for Colorful Results
Exploring Printmaking for Colorful Results
Gel or gelli printing is a type of printmaking that uses a manufactured polymer plate to print monotypes and monoprints.
During this workshop you will experiment with natural materials and gel printmaking. You will print using a polymer plate, brayer and acrylic paints to create your own monotype prints and greetings cards.
You will begin the workshop by choosing different natural objects that you would like to take a print of. We will gather suitable natural objects that you can use, including grasses, leaves and petals. You will be looking at choosing natural materials that have an interesting shape and texture, suitable for printing.
You will learn how to ink up the gel plate, layering colors and textures as you go through the exploration process of this enjoyable printmaking technique. You will have time to experiment with color, shape, pattern, and texture. with the Gelli Arts printing plate is a great way to enjoy a day of art, creating prints both simple and elaborate with paint, paper, and a few tools. Stamps, stencils, and scrapers, are just a few of the options for creating interesting prints.
One of the things I love about printing with the Gelli plate is that there’s no right or wrong way to do it. At the same time, the more you print, the more variety, depth, and interest you create because you become more confidant in the process. With time, you also learn what type of paint and materials work best to create intriguing prints. Just like most things in life, the more you use the Gelli plate, the better you get. There’s always something fun to learn and try.
We will also be choosing different natural objects that you would like to take a print of. We will gather suitable natural objects that you can use, including grasses, leaves and petals. You will be looking at choosing natural materials that have an interesting shape and texture, suitable for printing. We will also explore other types of printmaking using rubber block carving & lino printmaking.
Class Limit: 12 Materials Cost $35 for class kit to include a 5x7 gelli plate, brayer, basic paint colors, paper, practice rubber and lino blocks.
Darci McKinnon Creating from the young age Darci has developed a love for artistry and craftsmanship. A skilled maker and seamstress for over four decades, Darci has yet to meet an artform that she hasn't liked yet Taking knowledge from experience and study, Darci creates courses she wishes would have been available to her. She provides comprehensive, fun learning experiences that instill a love of creating. Most importantly, Darci encourages the desire to explore and create beauty in the world, make people's lives better and to love with joy and abandon.