Gel Plate Monoprinting – Online Workshop
Workshop cost is AUD$97
Payment is via PayPal, converting to any international currency.
Approx USD $75
Approx GBP £54
– 6 Learning Modules
– 2 Bonus Modules
– Resource pages with more information
– 2 hours of video content across 30+ videos
– Supported with downloadable pdfs
– ALL videos with Closed Captions
You will have access to the workshop content for the lifetime of the course, or at least one year after you enroll. Access is via my own dedicated online learning portal at thestudio.kimherringe.com.au. Scroll down for more info on the portal.
Access to a Students-only private Facebook group.
Click here to read what students who have attended both my online and in-person workshops have to say about their gelatin plate monoprinting workshop experience.
Let me share with you the same gelatin plate monoprinting process I use to create my fine art gelatin plate monotype prints using (mostly) botanical materials.
In this online workshop, I take my in-person workshop experience online – and I am so excited to be able to share this with you 🙂
Below is the Introduction video for Module 1, getting you ready to go into detail about the tools and materials that you’ll need to create gelatin plate monotype prints in this workshop. There is approximately 2 hours of video content in this online workshop, spread across 30+ videos. Several videos have downloadable pdf documents that support to content of the lesson and video.
All workshop videos include closed captions/subtitles.
By the time you finish this workshop you will be equipped with the skills to confidently print your own monotype designs with gelatin plates. I will demonstrate and teach the approach that I take to this deliciously creative process … you will be able to take those learnings and adapt and develop your own style and approach, creating your own gel plate monotype prints.
In this online workshop, I will be showing you, step-by-step, how I create my botanical referenced gelatin plate monotype prints.
My approach is just one way to use your gel plates. Once you have an understanding of the basics of the process and materials, the potential is endless as to what you can do and where you can take this process.
All videos have Closed Captions embedded into them.
I can’t wait to share it with you.
ONLINE WORKSHOP BREAKDOWN
8 Modules made up of 30+ videos over 2 hours, and downloadable pdfs for reference and more information.
Below is a breakdown of the workshop modules, where each module contains 1–8 different videos and lessons.
INTRODUCTION: Lets get gelatin plate monoprinting!
MODULE 1: Tools & Materials – here we look at everything you need to get started. You may already have the essentials. I talk through everything you need, and you can download a Material Kit List. I’ll talk through options and alternatives if you can’t access certain materials. We discuss commercial Gelli® plates, and I also demonstrate a DIY gel plate recipe, complete with downloadable recipe.
MODULE 2: Plants & Botanicals – lets look at different sorts of botanical materials that work with this process.
MODULE 3: Mindset – the right mindset is important … give yourself permission to play.
MODULE 4: How to Ink and Print – watch me demonstrate my gel plate monoprinting approach, then you follow along with me. Over several lessons I step you through the process where each lesson builds upon the previous.
MODULE 5: Intentional Sequence #1 – lets have a look at a variation on the process to create the feeling of a fading-into-the-distance mountain range. Then we take the process a step further and get creative with skills learned in the earlier module.
MODULE 6: Intentional Sequence #2 – reflecting back to module 4, we look at how to start to create some intentional results with botanicals, then one approach to adding some embellishment to your prints … just the beginning of so many new possibilities.
BONUS MODULE: What to do with all your new gel print monotype prints – with this process you can create many, many fabulous prints. Then what do you do with them? In this Bonus module I share some ideas of what you can do with your prints (beyond collage – we don’t cover collage in this workshop as there are already soooo many fabulous resources online).
BONUS MODULE: Mounting your paper prints to board – I love to present my gel plate monoprints mounted on board, as opposed to framed behind glass. In this module I take you through, step-by-step, how I mount my paper prints to board, getting them ready for framing then exhibition display.
TIPS & RESOURCES: Last but not least, I share added tips and resource links to find more information, ideas, inspiration, supplies and materials to get the most from your online workshop experience.
We talk through all the materials you need for this workshop in the first module, and you will be given a downloadable checklist to use to get your material kit together.
At the very least, you will need:
– a gelatin plate (bought from an art store or home made. I give you a recipe to make your own plate, with an easy step-by-step video demonstration showing how to make it. The ingredients you need are simply gelatin, glycerine and water)
– acrylic paint
– a brayer (aka roller)
We do use other materials in our workshop, but they are not essential. If you have above materials, you will be able to easily work through the workshop, and obtain additional materials if you want them in the future.
The Gel Plate Monoprinting online workshop is self-paced and accessed via my dedicated online learning portal at thestudio.kimherringe.com.au. This is the first workshop released in the portal. More workshops will follow over the coming months.
Access to this workshop is granted for the lifetime of the course, or at least one year after you enroll. That means that you’ll have access for the lifetime of the course, for as long as I continue to run the Gel Plate Monoprinting online workshop*, and guaranteed access for AT LEAST one year after you enrol.
During your access period, you are granted unlimited access to this workshop, including updates as the online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting course content evolves.
You will be emailed a login username and password within 2-12 hours of registration. Instant access will be available in the coming weeks. Access to the portal is conditional on these terms and conditions.
If you think your account login email has not arrived, please check your email spam/junk inbox. My emails have been ending up there for some students. If it is not in your spam/junk inbox, please email me at email@example.com
*at this point in time the workshop will run for several years ahead. I have no immediate intention to close the workshop. The reason I make the declaration “Access to this workshop is granted for the lifetime of the course” is because I feel that the word “lifetime” needs some clarification. Once enroled, you will be able to access and return to the workshop modules when and as often as you want to.
Q. I’m not in Australia. Can I still access the course?
A. Yes. The online workshop is available anywhere around the world with internet access. The cost is AUD$97. PayPal will convert the fee to your preferred currency.
Q. Do I need any special materials for this workshop?
A. Yes. At the very least you will need a gel plate, acrylic paint, a brayer (roller), paint, paper and some leaves. Please refer back to the Material tab on this page for more information about Materials.
Q. I’m really new at this. Do I need to have any prior printmaking experience?
A. No! This process is simple and fun. I guide you through the basics, then you can continue to explore, experiment and play to make it your own. That said, if you have extensive printmaking experience, this workshop is still for you! Learn a new approach to monoprinting.
Q. Does this process only work with paper? Or can I also use it for textiles?
A. Yes! The process lends itself perfectly to printing on textiles as much as paper. This workshops covers printing on paper, but you can apply the exact same approach to working with different textiles and textile paints. The results may be a little different, as the textile surface is a little different to paper, but the results can be just as beautiful!
Q. Is this a self-paced online workshop?
A. Yes. You can work through the lessons and modules as fast or as slow as you like.
Q. Do I have to work through the modules in order?
A. Initially, yes. The course has been designed such that each module, and each lesson in each module, builds upon the previous. You can easily skip a lesson by clicking the ‘Mark Complete’ button at the bottom of each lesson’s page. Once you have run through all lessons, you can jump between them at your own choosing.
Q. How long do I have access to the workshop for?
A. Your access into this workshop is granted for the lifetime of the course, or at least one year after you launch. That means that you’ll have access for the lifetime of the course, for as long as I continue to run the Gel Plate Monoprinting online workshop, and guaranteed access for AT LEAST one year after the course’s launch date.
Q. Is there an online community associated with this course?
A. Yes! There is a students-only Facebook group that you will be invited into. In there you can ask questions, share work, and share the joys of printmaking with other students in this space. You don’t have to join the Facebook Group, but I hope you do 🙂
Q. Is it possible to have some one-on-one time with you?
A. Yes. I offer private tuition, and you’ll find information about this inside the portal, or click here if you’re interested in private tuition but don’t want to enrol in this workshop.
Paying for the workshop
Full payment is required to access this workshop. Payment is made via PayPal. The cost is AUD$97. PayPal will convert the fee to your preferred currency. Once you have made payment you will receive an automatically generated email confirming receipt of your payment.
Workshop access is via thestudio.kimherringe.com.au online education portal. You will be emailed a login username and password on that date within 2-12 hours of registration. Instant access will be available in the coming weeks.
Online Workshop Refunds
This course is non-refundable once you have purchased and received access to the course materials.
I want you to be satisfied with your online workshop experience. If you are not satisfied, please email me and tell me why and we can take the discussion from there.
Online Workshop Terms and Conditions
Please read through all the details of the online workshop terms and conditions. Access to the portal is conditional on these terms and conditions.
More than Just an Online Workshop
This workshop is hosted on my own dedicated learning portal – thestudio.kimherringe.com.au.
When you enrol in this workshop, you not only have access to the online course content, but you have access to a growing library of tips and resources not available in other online workshop hosted services.
The portal is a space where I invite students into an online version of my real-world printmaking and workshop studio. I will be building on the content with tips, resources, book ideas and more over the coming months, and hopefully years to come.
More online workshops will be added over the coming months and years.
Online Workshop Testimonials
I am very pleased with Kim’s online gel plate printing class. I had been working instinctively with the media and wanted to get a better understanding of working in layers. It was super well organized and had direct to the point instruction that was very helpful. I enjoyed her portal with visual and instructional goodies, and also the Facebook page, which gives a community feel. Thanks, Kim. I look forward to another workshop with you!
I can't ever speak highly enough of Kim and her unique talents. She's a passionate person who has not only been able to produce such astounding art work but is also prepared to pass on her passions to others in such a selfless and caring way. She goes down to tiny details and personal techniques which she passes on in such detail that one feels caught up in the spirit of the art work and nothing is impossible. Her workshops are like no others, every detail is covered, nothing is missed, and magical artwork is at your fingertips.
There was so much helpful information presented in the workshop, it's hard to pick just one favorite part! From simple things like Kim's paint recommendations to her bigger ideas like the homemade registration tool, I walked away with a ton of useful ideas to use in my printmaking. Watching her work really fueled my creativity so I also appreciated the bonus content with ideas for what to do with ALL the prints I've been making since her class. Nice to see content all in one place and SUPER nice to be able to come back and look again without worrying about a time limit on access. Bonus content with templates and easy way to access the info/files.
What a wonderful "gift" to myself l really enjoyed learning more about Gelli Printing . Kim's energy flowed through the videos l really thought l was part of a class. l loved that l could watch the videos and then print when the children were asleep and then re - watch them over and over. A great experince Thank you Kim
I loved your gel plate monoprinting online course!! You were generous, gracious and and well-structured in your teaching, making the process easy to follow and explore. You were very thorough with the content, not only do I know how to do it, but I also have ideas what to do with my prints. I liked that the course was easy to access, really well organised. and that I can keep going back. I feel excited and inspired. Thanks Kim!
This is a very worthwhile class. It is self directed and I have returned to it to refresh myself with some of the information. Kim is an excellent instructor!
Thank you Kim for providing a very clear, easy to digest and inspiring online workshop on gel printing. I’m looking forward to incorporating some of your tips into my own practice.
Kim presents a fun and straightforward way for anyone to begin printmaking with a gel plate. Clear and easy to understand instructions. Simple tools. It really moved my process forward and now I'm able to produce much better prints. If you've been thinking about it, don't hesitate!
You, your workshop, has offered me a totally new and fascinating world of looking at some things - for example of looking at wet and rotten leaves on the ground or dry grasses in the hay balls for the horses - and creating interesting prints with them. A thrilling activity, and I learn a lot with every print, even from those I ruin with the last layer ! Thank you too for the generous sharing of your art! I hope you create more workshops in future and wish you again a happy, healthy and joyfull Christmas time and New Year!
Enjoy a collection of Gelatin Plate Monoprinting work printed by some of the online students
What to do with all your gelatin plate monoprints?
It is so easy to create A LOT of gelatin plate monoprints in a short time. I recently made a book with a collection of botanically referenced gelatin plate prints … I printed 40+ prints on a wet Sunday morning. I thought they were too nice to stash away in a drawer so decided to bind them into a book for me and others to enjoy 🙂
In this onlone workshop, Bonus Module One looks at some things that you can do with all of the prints you create (the Bonus Module doesn’t detail this book, but you’ll find information about the book in the students-only Facebook group). In Bonus Module Two I take you through how I mount my prints on paper to board, ready for display and hanging.
And here is some work from in-person Gelatin Plate Monoprinting workshops
In-person Workshop Testimonials
Below are real words shared by students who have attended my in-person gelatin plate monoprinting workshops.
The gelatin plate printing workshop was a great experience. Kim is such an organised, helpful, encouraging instructor, that the time just flew. It was such a joy to find something free & easy, no great thought processes, no experience necessary, no right or wrong. Being encouraged to just let it happen, and even go against your initial instincts was very refreshing. I was very happy with what I was able to produce at my very first attempt and I look forward to trying my hand at home.
Very organised, plenty of supplies to use and Kim provided a lot of information and encouragement. I look forward to attending another of Kim’s workshops in the future.
Kim makes everything fun, there are no mistakes, just happy accidents. The company and the intimacy and encouragement from the group is also awesome. Such a great workshop. Would highly recommend to others.
I did a one on one session Mono printing session with Kim and found her to be warm, friendly and very generous with her knowledge. I really liked the variety of ideas and techniques she explored during our time together and feel this will be positive for extending my own work in watercolour. I would highly recommend Kims workshops for anyone who is looking for a fun day to play and leave their woes at the door. It would also be great for someone in a creative rut who needs some fresh ideas and inspiration too.
"Thank you so much for the morning. I enjoyed it so much. I loved the feeling of being totally focussed and I am thrilled with my beginner art works." Maree --- "Best morning ever!" Helen
My experience of training with Kim is always one of fun, curious exploration, and there are no mistakes. Her wealth of knowledge and generosity of spirit in sharing her discoveries delights creativity. Thank you for such inspiring workshops!
Kim is a wonderful teacher and kept us all inspired throughout the day. The Gelatine printing process; I had a marvellous day learning how the Gelatine process works. So much fun and incredibly spontaneous and somewhat unpredictable, which is lovely, because then you simply explore your way through the process and you can do nothing but have fun being creative.
I was unsure about what to expect as other workshops I'd attended were either rushed or short on information, Kim's workshops are the complete opposite. Classes are run at a good pace, that is your own pace. Kim creates a relaxed atmosphere to encourage experimentation and exploration, perfect for nervous beginners like me. She also gives you oodles of useful information and ideas that you can apply immediately. Kim is also a very generous teacher, sharing all she knows and because of that, helps you get great results from the start. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone wanting to learn Gelli plate printing. I'm sure all her courses are the same.
The workshop exceeded my expectations. The prints the students achieved were majestic. A large number of variations in technique were each demonstrated clearly and succinctly. Kim gave genuine encouragement and if a student developed a different result it was acknowledged enthusiastically.
Kim is a wonderful teacher and guided us in making some beautiful prints. I was a beginner at this and not very confident with colours but enjoyed learning a new skill and creating one off original prints. Note from Kim: Lee, you created some simply beautiful prints, and you play with colours was lovely. Keep going !! 🙂
Excellent tuition delivered in a friendly positive way. Clear instructions with the right balance of demonstrations and self motivated activity. All equipment to hand and I appreciated the extra space. I have been to workshops in the past where the space is too cramped and everything gets muddled up! You are super organised Kim even down to the tea and biscuits and it makes for such an enjoyable day. You were very generous with your knowledge and tips and I now feel that I can have a go with confidence on my mini gel plate which has been sitting on the shelf untouched for months. Thank you. Cheers Bee
Kim was so welcoming and open to sharing her wealth of knowledge in Gelli Plate printing. There was the perfect mix of information, demos and time to play and experiment with the medium.