Gel Plate Monoprinting – Beyond the Basics


Tuesday 26 March – Complete
Saturday 8 June – FULL
Email me to be added to the Wait List

9:45am for a 10am start
Finishing around 4pm

New Students: $240
Returning Students: $220
ALL materials included
*Pensioners and Carers pay as a Returning Student

The Studio, North Maleny

Minimum 4 people
Maximum 6 people

Are ready to take a more intentional approach to your gelatin plate monoprinting? In this one day workshop you will print with found and organic objects, learning how to think ahead with layers to create more planned and intentional images.

This workshop is a direct continuation from my Gelatin Plate Monoprinting workshop (in-person or online). Knowledge of monoprinting, ideally with gelatin plates, is required to attend this workshop.

If you haven’t printed with gel plates before, or want to learn about the layered approach I work with, consider attending my Gel Plate Monoprinting workshop. If you can’t make the in-person workshop, I have taken the in-person lessons online.

Suitable for intermediate gel plate printers, all ages over 16.

Scroll down, or click here, to read what past students have said about this workshop.

Learning Outcome

This workshop will build on the basics of gelatin plate printing, specifically the layering of colour with plant materials and simple found objects as 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, composition  – 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!

If you have not printed with gelatin plates before I highly recommend that you give it a go. You can attend an in-person workshop in The tudio in Maleny, or enrol into the 24/7 online access workshop.


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!

Bring along any prints from your own collection that you want to replicate and/or want to work out how you created them!

Please bring your own 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 workshop have said

  • Kim is a wealth of knowledge and very generous with her teaching style. Thoroughly enjoyed the gel printing day. Probably found some more rabbit holes to go down too.

    Hazel, Sunshine Coast
    Hazel, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Having tried a couple of rounds of gel printing I was feeling a little out of my depth BUT with Kim's knowledge and wonderful teaching I went out and purchased a gel plate and roller plus paints..can't wait to start again over Easter. I highly recommend Kim's classes to one and all.

    Julie, Caloundra
    Julie, Caloundra Gelatonin Plate Monoprinting Beyond the Basics
  • Kim’s wealth of knowledge and eagerness to share is amazing. Kim also has such high quality materials, which make learning so much better. A well laid out studio with sufficient desk space to spread out. Amazing resources. It was a great day of learning and I’m so happy with my results. Thanks Kim.

    Bron, Noosaville
    Bron, Noosaville Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • If you've not tried Gel Plate Printing before I cannot recommend Kim Herringe's workshops highly enough. Her workshops are well organised, she is clear and concise, endlessly available throughout the day and as eager to teach you all "Her" tricks as she is to answer all of your questions. You are provided with excellent "take away" notes at the beginning of the workshop; together with all the materials you'll need for the day. Kim is an endless font of knowledge and enthusiasm for the medium. Her passion for printing is infectious. She is kindly attentive to everyone in the room and makes a seriously good cake! I'm very grateful to Kim for sharing her boundless knowledge and experience with me. You will not regret doing a workshop with her.

    Deb, Connondale
    Deb, Connondale Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • This was the first workshop that I've attended with Kim and I have to say it was simply wonderful. The gel printing beyond the basics session allowed me to build on my existing use of the medium and get a really firm handle on some techniques which I wasn't aware of before. Kim is such a good facilitator who has a deep well of knowledge and also boundless spring of enthusiasm which she communicates to all the participants. It's a great workspace. Well lit with everything you need. Also there was lovely cake, tea and coffee. Everything provided that you need. I think we all had a great day. I certainly did, and I'd love to do another workshop with Kim in the future. In summary, highly recommended if you're in doubt as to whether you're going to enjoy one of these workshops put your doubts aside, go along and I think you'll love it and benefit from the enthusiasm and skills you will acquire.

    Maisie Jane, Maleny
    Maisie Jane, Maleny Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Kim, you are a really great teacher! I love that you are so willing to share each and every thing that you do, discover, etcetera. I also have the same mindset when I teach. I love that it is just play, an excuse to play, to learn, to have lots of additional information provided, and to interact with other creatives. I was pleasantly surprised in that I did not feel that I was lagging or lacking despite never having used this process before. Took a little time to get my colours happening, but they did, I think, by the time I used the bigger gel plate, so that was fun!

    Kimmyg, Northcoast Beadmakers, Sunshine Coast
    Kimmyg, Northcoast Beadmakers, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • I really enjoyed the workshop, and would love to do another. Spending the day creating art, in beautiful countryside, with like minded people, is a special experience. Kim is a knowledgeable and gentle tutor, and encouraged us all to create some fabulous prints.

    Shena, Sydney
    Shena, Sydney Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • [What did you like about the workshop] Beautiful studio space, generous access to resources and materials, clear and insightful instruction and explanations of processes, excellent learning materials and wonderful sharing of ideas from Kim and fellow students. I feel quite challenged by in person workshops and find it difficult to settle into the creative process. However, having reflected overnight, I know I have learned more than I realised and the experience has inspired lots of new ideas I am looking forward to trying.

    Karen, Brisbane
    Karen, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • We had a great time! I felt like I started back on the horse again and I learnt a great deal from doing the circuit technique and the mountain layering. I have also been thinking of new experiments. I will definitely be doing more in this space!

    Kerry, Beerwah Private Tuition, Gel Plate Monoprinting Beyond the Basics
  • Had been dying to try gel plate printing but felt I needed guidance. Kim is an excellent tutor and the workshop was lots of fun. I was very relaxed (often this is not the case at a workshop!) and produced lots of prints that I love. Absolutely everything you need is provided, which is great. Can't wait to go again.

    Kaye, Sunshine Coast
    Kaye, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Loved the size of the class,.. all of us received plenty of individual attention. I can appreciate the time you must put in to prepare these workshops for your students.

  • Kim's workshop space is inviting, spacious and inspiring as she is too. Such a picturesque, serene and leafy place to get creative especially as we were doing a botanical workshop. Most importantly, Kim briefed us on all aspects of taking the gelprinting process beyond the basics before we put ink to the plate. We were also given valuable information and resource handouts. I am looking forward to now producing multilayered prints with intention!

    Susanne, Brisbane
    Susanne, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Thanks for another creative day of play and getting closer to letting go of attachment to outcomes. Your encouragement to try, to explore and to find artistic qualities in our products wraps around the group as the techniques become familiar. The class closes with the joyful sharing of the print products and a very happy weariness of a day we’ll spent in Kim’s studio.

    Helen, Caloundra
    Helen, Caloundra Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • [] I liked that you were so well prepared and that it was only a small group so plenty of hands-on time ... and as much instruction as was needed by the individual. It is a lot clearer in my head now as to the order of things. p.s. The gf cake was pretty good too 🙂 Very generous with the materials used on the day. The variety of paper, paints and objects to use were varied and abundant, giving us plenty to test our skills.

    Dianne, Golden Beach
    Dianne, Golden Beach Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Kim’s workshops are brilliant for sparking a fresh creative direction and enriching your current arts practice. As a fairly experienced printmaker I truly appreciated her interdisciplinary approach and illuminating style. After completing two workshops I find my own practice has been enriched and extended. Joy! If you’re in need of inspiration infused with information and expertise, then I highly recommend working with Kim!

    Mia, Brisbane
    Mia, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • If you are looking for a monoprinting class in a beautiful peaceful setting then this is well worth investigating. Kim's studio is spacious, airy and set up for printing, with plenty of room to create along with like minded students. The whole day workshop allows for plenty of time to experiment, share discoveries with others, and to watch demonstrations that clearly explain the printing processes involved. Kim's online classes are valuable if you can't make it to beautiful Maleny, but a face to face class is ideal if a bit of motivation is what you need to try a new process and to have your questions answered straight away.

    V, Brisbane
    V, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Thanks Kim, I had a truly wonderful workshop day with you all, learning new things, being with other creatives. A day of art making pleasure. l love working with the nature botanical aspect of this art form. Kim you are a very giving teacher with your years of knowledge.

    Karen, Redcliffe
    Karen, Redcliffe Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • It is always a wonderful experience to spend time engaging with other creative individuals in your inspirational studio space. Instructions and information given are clear, positive and encouraging. I will return. It was a positive and educational experience all round.

    Jeannie, Sunshine Coast
    Jeannie, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • [what did you like about the workshop] Relaxed friendly and supportive atmosphere Kim went above and beyond to guide explain and look after us all even providing yummy cake

    Chris, Sydney
    Chris, Sydney Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • I found Kim's Gelli Plate Beyond the Basics workshop very informative. The studio is well appointed and Kim is very generous with sharing her skills, knowledge and resources. I highly recommend this workshop.

    Simone, Canberra
    Simone, Canberra Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • [What did you like about the workshop] Clear instructions, easy to understand, .most of all your enthusiasm and time you spent with each of us to make sure we understood the process and how much fun geli printing can be. One of the best workshops I've attended. All round it was a very good workshop, I congratulate you for a well run, interesting, productive, full filling and happy workshop. I'm still on a high.

    Sheila, Moreton Bay
    Sheila, Moreton Bay Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Kim is exceedingly generous in sharing her knowledge about the wonderful process of gel pad printing - and this makes the workshops a delight.

    Wendy, Adelaide
    Wendy, Adelaide Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • An unmissable day. . Kim’s work is inspiring and her focus and enthusiasm is infectious. I can’t wait to continue and build on the experience.

    Mary, United Kingdom
    Mary, United Kingdom Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • It was an excellent workshop, well organised and presented and would strongly recommend the workshop for anyone interested in Gelli plate printing.

    Michelle, Beenleigh
    Michelle, Beenleigh Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • As before, I like that besides my lunch I don't have to bring anything. Best of all is Kim's encouragement and warm generosity in sharing her skills and experience. Due to the small number of students in the group there is time over the course of the day for one-on-one moments where questions about individual pieces or techniques are answered. It's always inspiring to see other student's work, the colours and material selections and combinations used.

    Leesa, Brighton
    Leesa, Brighton Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • I always enjoy the lovely welcoming atmosphere. I loved the fact that everyone had different ideas and was very encouraging and positive. Your explanation at the beginning of the session was excellent and bang packed with information and ideas. You always give plenty of advice and encouragement and always leave me with the ‘can’t wait to come back and do some more’ feeling. Thanks Kim, another brilliant day.

    Christina, Maleny
    Christina, Maleny Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • I liked the Encouragement, Fellow students-positive feel, Generosity of information and Learnt heaps [in this workshop]. Well done Kim, Wonderful experience

    Joanne, Brisbane
    Joanne, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Kim's generosity in sharing knowledge, her encouragement and beautiful spirit make her workshops a delightful experience that continues to inspire me long after the session. My creative journey becomes more personal and enriched each time I work with her. Kindness and blessings Roxanne ?

    Roxanne, Sunshine Coast
    Roxanne, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Always a wonderful day and I am looking forward to the next one. Loved the welcoming atmosphere and Kim's wonderful knowledge of her subject matter. She is so good at helping you to problem solve and improve your results while not telling you what to do. The resources are excellent and it is just a wonderful day of fun and learning. Also very partial to the orange and almond cake.... thanks Kim.

    Jann, Sunshine Coast
    Jann, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Another fabulous Kim workshop. Such a knowledgeable and giving tutor. A wonderfully satisfying day in every way.

    Barbi, Sunshine Coast
    Barbi, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Kim has a wonderful relaxed and empathetic teaching style. She is very helpful and encourages the students to try something new. I came away from the workshop not only with a great range of prints, but buzzing with ideas to try at home. ... the studio is light and bright and there is plenty of space for every student.

    Solveig, Sunshine Coast
    Solveig, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Kim’s Studio is a wonderful space to work in. I thoroughly enjoyed the day (which seemed to fly by) and the workshop. Kim was always on hand to offer advice if needed. My fellow workshop participants were a lovely group of ladies, so all in all, a fabulous day!

    Cherie, Brisbane
    Cherie, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • I love the Organic style Kim embraces, where every workshop, no matter how advanced the students might be from previous tutorials, there will always be a serendipitous occurrence/feel in the class, then the Magic/Wow factor happens. Knowledge of medium excellent, generous with tips, and how to improve the print whilst allowing the student their own autonomy and ideas to develop. A Creative, calm work space that Kim runs efficiently, is a place of taking the student outside their "comfort zone" stretching the old mindset, all for a better result. A studio, where WELCOME is a reality. Thank you.

    Julie, Mapleton
    Julie, Mapleton Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • I loved the warm welcome, the studio environment (and library), the morning/afternoon tea (Yum!), the great group of participants (all friendly and interesting), and the superb organisation... structured, inclusive and wonderfully supportive teaching with frequent reminders of critical concepts for any artist or indeed human being (nothing right or wrong, just an opportunity to learn; release the attachment to the outcome; stop overthinking and so on). The workshop built onto the introductory online gel plate printing workshop perfectly! The workshop was so well organised. I knew long before arriving that I was going to have a fabulous day... and it was... inspiring, rich in learning, totally supportive and encouraging, with wonderful co-participants. I left to drive home feeling enervated and very clear about what I wanted to accomplish next with gel printing.

    Louise, Brighton Qld
    Louise, Brighton Qld Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • I have been to several workshops of Kim Herringe now, and with each one I come away with so much knowledge. Kim has helped me enormously with my printing passion. Highly recommend any workshop that Kim has to offer.. You will end the day wanting more.

    Ellen, Sunshine Coast
    Ellen, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • When I leave Kim’s workshops I can’t wait to practice everything new I have learned, and there is always some knew knowledge and technique to take home and experiment with. Kim is always willing to share and encourage.

    Suellen, Toowoomba
    Suellen, Toowoomba Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • Kim has an amazing talent and knowledge which she generously shares

    Margaret, Sunshine Coast
    Margaret, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing Beyond the Basics
  • 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