Gel Plate Monoprinting – Online Workshop

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Workshop cost is AUD$97
Payment is via PayPal, converting to any international currency.
Approx USD $75
Approx GBP £54
Approx Euro €61

WORKSHOP CONTENT
– 6 Learning Modules
– 2 Bonus Modules
– Resource pages with more
– 2 hours of content across 30+ videos
– Supported with downloadable pdfs
– Self-paced
– ALL videos with Closed Captions
– NOW with Spanish subtitles

SKILL LEVEL
This workshop is suitable for the absolute beginner, someone who has never done any form of printing before, to someone looking to learn a new approach to a process they may already have been working with.

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Whether you are new to printmaking or anything creative, or want to further develop your monoprinting skill set, please join me as I share with you the same gelatin plate monoprinting process I use to create my fine art gelatin plate monotype prints using (mostly) botanical materials.

Preview

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.

Overview

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 step-by-step 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.

All videos have Closed Captions embedded into them.

SUPPORT
Once enrolled you will have access to a Students-only private Facebook group. There you can ask questions and share work. It is a fun encouraging group. I hope to see you in there!

ONLINE WORKSHOP BREAKDOWN

30+ videos over 2 hours across 8 modules with downloadable pdfs for reference … and more!

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’ll talk through options and alternatives if you can’t access certain materials. We discuss commercial Gelli® plates and I 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 – here I demonstrate my gel plate monoprinting approach, watch then 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 – 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 – what to do with all the fabulous prints you create? 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. Here I take you through, step-by-step, how I mount my paper prints to board, getting them ready for exhibition and 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.

Materials

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)
paper
leaves

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.

Access

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 ask@kimherringe.com.au

*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.

FAQ

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. Do you only work with plant materials?
A. Mostly, yes. I work almost exclusively with plant materials in my gel plate monoprinting, and it is this approach that I teach. But know that my approach can be adapted to using other items such as stencils, stamps, papers, textiles – anything that will work to create a texture on the gel plate, without damaging the plate.

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.

Refunds / T&Cs

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.

About Kim

If you are interested in learning a little more about Kim Herringe, me, the printmaking artist and tutor, please enjoy this short video about my printmaking and teaching practice, a need to have found my own space for creative respite, and a deep desire to share with others looking for their own creative respite.

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  • It was almost as good as being there. Kim is a very good communicator and a generous and enthusiastic teacher. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these lessons. Thank you Kim, I loved it.

    Anne, Australia
    Anne, Australia Online Gelatin Plate Printing Workshop
  • For beginners and printers alike this was an excellent clear introduction with lots of examples and encouragement and tips. Kim responded well to questions and requests and shared her enthusiasm and love of the process. Thank you.

    Mary, Birkenhead, NW England, UK
    Mary, Birkenhead, NW England, UK Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Kim is a wonderful instructor who demystifies the Gelatin printmaking process. Her straightforward instruction brought me into a new world of experimentation and discovery. The Studio FB group provides a fun and friendly collaboration environment which extends the online learning experience. Highly recommend and can’t wait for her future courses.

    Linda, Virginia USA
    Linda, Virginia USA Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
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As Seen In … Gelli Arts® Printing Guide

Several of my gelatin plate monoprints have been recently featured in the Gallery section of the revised edition of Suzanne McNeill’s Gelli Arts® Printing Guide.

It is so exciting to see the love of this art and craft growing in reach and popularity around the world! And I feel honoured to have been included as 1 of 116 gelatin plate monoprinting artists from around the world included in the newly added Gallery section in the book.

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Complete the form below and pay via PayPal or credit card. When payment has been confirmed you will be emailed a login username and password (this may take 2-12 hours).

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

Read below real words shared by people who have recently completed this online gelatin plate printing workshop…

  • The Gel Plate Monoprinting Online Workshop was fantastic, Kim is a warm wonderful teacher, showing each step in a clear concise way! I love that I can go back and replay lessons at my leisure. This workshop is a wealth of information. Great value. I would recommend this workshop to anyone keen on learning gel plate monoprinting.

    Kaz, Tuross Head, Australia
    Kaz, Tuross Head, Australia Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • I loved how professional and encouraging it was to experiment. The techniques were explained really well and all round beautifully laid out.

    Jacquie, East Sussex UK
    Jacquie, East Sussex UK Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • I liked your clear and detailed explanations of the process. It is clear that you are mindful of the details a beginner might not pick up unless the steps aren't broken down into small bites and reasons given for why you do things a certain way. Many people who produce instructional videos have voices that are difficult to listen to - yours is easy, conversational and sincere. Your passion for your work and sharing the process is evident in the workshop.

    May, Ipswich Australia
    May, Ipswich Australia Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • I really loved your presentation, the clarity in your instructions, your generosity in the giving of information. Each module was so beautifully presented, so easy to follow and therefore, fabulous results for me. Pure delight as I lifted off the paper. I look at leaves very differently. The entire workshop was wonderful, in construction, in the flow of one module to the next, and for the ability to return to any place for further viewing and be able to work with. I also love the colour workshop...after years of struggle with understanding color theory I found my way through each module and have a greater understanding. Bless you and grateful thanks.

    Marguerite, Bridgetown, Australia
    Marguerite, Bridgetown, Australia Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Thank you Kim. I would thoroughly recommend the online gel plate monoprinting workshop. The modules are easy to navigate and all of Kim's instructions are clear, with lots of additional hints and tips. After watching the video of Kim's studio I can imagine walking in, looking at all the art work, the books on the shelves, listening to the birds and admiring the magnificent view. Pure escapism; and that's before the excitement of learning how to make your own beautiful, crisp, uncluttered prints! Truly wonderful.

    Denise, West Midlands UK
    Denise, West Midlands UK Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Fabulous workshop! I enjoyed it very much and highly recommend it to those who would like to learn the technique of Gel Plate printing at home. Thanks Kim!

    Adelaide, Sydney Australia
    Adelaide, Sydney Australia Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • I really enjoyed the workshop. It has inspired me to make my own gelli plates and play with paint and paper.

    Lyn, Wamuran Australia
    Lyn, Wamuran Australia Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • The beginning of this online workshop (which is where I am at the moment), is so beautifully presented, clear instructions and fabulous videos showing all we need to see, with no obstructions. I am ready to start and very excited to learn this fabulous process.

    Marguerite, Bridgetown, Australia
    Marguerite, Bridgetown, Australia Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • I found the online workshop the perfect way to learn. Breaking the course up into modules meant that I could view that module, then try out the technique and finally go back over the module and pick up things that I had missed. And I just love the way Kim encourages students to go beyond what is taught to find what works for us as individuals.

    Solveig, Maleny Australia
    Solveig, Maleny Australia Online Gelatin Plate Printing Workshop
  • Fantastic and inspirational as well as very professionally presented. Thank you so much for sharing so generously your love of this process.

    Angharad, Australia/Germany
    Angharad, Australia/Germany Online Gelatin Plate Printing Workshop
  • This is such a wonderfully thought-out workshop and delivered so professionally. There is no room for confusion or misunderstanding. It is so reasonably paced and delivered in realistic 'bytes' that even a busy person can keep a creative schedule going to completion. And the results are so satisfying and unique, I could do this for ever. Working through it 'with you' prompted such a joy in creativity, discovery and inspiration. Thank you.

    Sue, Brisbane Ausralia
    Sue, Brisbane Ausralia Online Gelatin Plate Printing Workshop
  • I would highly recommend Kim's workshop. Very informative, sequential presentations which were easy to follow and put into practice.

    Marie, Rainbow Beach, Australia
    Marie, Rainbow Beach, Australia Online Gelatin Plate Printing Workshop
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Below are some of my own gelatin plate monoprints

Each of the monoprints below have been printed with botanical materials. The focus of this workshop is demonstrating and teaching the same approach I take to this process … the layering, the paints, working with plant materials. Once you have an understanding of the basics of the approach, you can continue and develop your own approach. The possibilities are endless, and endlessly exciting. And below my images are images of work created by students who have enrolled in this online gelatin plate monoprinting workshop.

And please enjoy a collection of work printed by online students

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