Gel Plate Monoprinting – Beyond the Basics


Saturday 13 March – FULL
Saturday 22 May – FULL
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9:45am for a 10am start
Finishing around 4pm

The workshop fee is a combination
of the Tuition Fee + Materials Fee:
New Students – $160 pp
Returning Students – $140 pp
All students – $50 pp
(everything you need to participate is included in the Materials Fee)
Pensioners and Carers book as a Returning Student

North Maleny

Minimum 4 people
Maximum 6 people

Are ready to take a more intentional approach to your gel plate monoprinting? In this one day workshop you will continue to print with found and organic objects but learn how to think ahead with your layered prints to create more planned and intentional images.

This workshop is open to people who have previously attended my Gelatin Plate Monoprinting in-person or Gel Plate Monoprinting online workshop. It assumes you have some knowledge of the gelatin plate monoprinting process and is an extension to the approach that I teach with this deliciously beautiful and fun process.

If you haven’t printed with gel plates before, or want to try your hand at it, have a look at my Gel Plate Monoprinting workshop as a good introduction to the process.

We will still print with a playful approach to thoroughly enjoy the process.

Learning Outcome

This workshop will build on the basics of gelatin plate printing, in particular what we covered in my Gelatin Plate Monoprinting workshop.

From that starting point – we will take a more intentional approach to the process, intentionally selecting and printing colours, and work with the intentional placement of found objects.

We’ll discuss design principles, balance and contrast – all with the view to help you take a more intentional approach to your gel plate monoprinting.

If you’re feeling adventurous – bring your own home made plate to the workshop and we will have some experimental fun with that plate too!


All necessary materials for this workshop are covered in your Materials Fee.

– gelatin plate and paper for printing
– paints, stencils and objects to create your printed designs
– paints, rollers and other printmaking supplies needed to prepare and print your prints
– tea and coffee, with a light morning and afternoon tea

Not Included

Everything you need for this workshop is included and provided.

What to Bring

If you’re feeling adventurous – bring your own home made plate to the workshop and we will have some experimental fun with that plate too!

Lunch. You can pop into town to buy lunch, but it is a few minutes drive and parking can be difficult (Maleny is a popular weekend destination). Therefore I recommend you bring your lunch and maximise the time you have printing and learning in the studio.

Bring a journal or notebook for taking notes during the workshop.


​Participants are advised to wear closed in shoes, and suitable clothing or apron that you do not mind getting paint on. The paints can set permanently on fabric.

In this workshop we will print with water based acrylic paints, so wash up will use soap and water.


To book your place in this workshop, please complete the booking form to the right.

Full payment is required to secure your booking. Payment can be made via PayPal or direct deposit.

If you cancel your workshop booking you may incur fees. Please read my cancellation policy here.

If a workshop does not reach the minimum numbers required, it may have to be cancelled. If this happens you will receive a full refund or an option to reschedule.

Once your booking form and payment has been received I will contact you to confirm you place and advise any special instructions.

Workshops and Students’ work

About Dates and other options

If the dates noted above don’t suit you, or you would like private tuition or to arrange a private group workshop, please contact me to enquire about other date options that better suit you.

You can also sign up to my mailing list to be kept up to date about upcoming workshops dates and opportunities, plus tips, hints and ideas for your own printmaking practice. I will also include information about other local artist workshops in the Maleny Sunshine Coast Hinterland area.

Read what past students of the Gel Plate Monoprinting Beyond the Basics have said about this workshop

  • Lots to learn beyond the basic workshop ... Definitely helped me a lot and will keep me printing more at home. Had a magnificent day.

    Karla, Brisbane
    Karla, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Choosing to play and print with leaves and botanicals from the garden is fun and imaginative. Choosing colours to blend and print that bring added surprise is even better. A highly recommended class with Kim as an expert teacher.

    Marg, Mapleton
    Marg, Mapleton Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Loved the workshop and especially liked being able to think with my brain and play according to my heart! New techniques to add to my artistic repertoire are always wonderful to have and can lead you in new areas of discovery.

    Dale, Little Mountain
    Dale, Little Mountain Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics