Gel Plate Monoprinting

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

DATES
Saturday 11 July 2020 – FULL
Saturday 29 August – FULL
Saturday 5 September – FULL
Tuesday 27 October – FULL
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TIME
9:45am for a 10am start
Finishing around 4pm

TUITION FEE
New Students: $140 pp
Returning Students: $120 pp
Materials fee: $40 pp (all students)
Pensioners and Carers please contact me directly for pricing and bookings.

VENUE
Maleny

GROUP SIZE
Minimum 4 people
Maximum 6 people

Printing with gelatin plates is fun, easy and contagious! In this one day workshop you will play with found and organic shapes and objects to produce a series of one-off prints (called monotype).

You will learn how to take both a planned and spontaneous approach to this printing method. I believe there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ with this process, and there are no ‘mistakes’. It is playful and creative.

You will also learn how you can apply this printmaking technique to other surfaces such as fabrics, and how you can continue at home with minimal investment in materials.

My aim is to ensure that you feel confident enough to continue the printmaking art process in your own environment after you leave this workshop.

This workshop is suitable for beginners to intermediate, all ages over 16.

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

Learning Outcome

If you have never done any form of printmaking before, or think you don’t have a creative bone in your body, then this is a fun and easy way to loosen up and to re-connect with your creative side. By the time you finish this workshop you will be equipped with the skills to confidently print your own monotype designs on paper and fabric.

You will be able to take these skills home and confidently print at home.

You will be given handouts with material recommendations if you want to continue this practice at home, including recipes to make your own gelatin plates and where you can buy long-lasting ready-to-use gelatin plates.

Inclusions

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 plunger coffee, with a light morning and afternoon tea

Not Included

Everything you need for this workshop is included and provided.

What to Bring

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.

Safety

​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.

Booking/Payment

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

What is gelatin plate printing?

Gelatin plates are effectively a print plate made from gelatin – thick and soft, able to be handled, and perfect for transferring colourful designs to a whole range of surface.

I will provide you with tested recipes so you can make your own gelatin plates at home. In this workshop we will use commercially produced Gelli® Plates. They are long lasting and handle the demands of workshop usage. The Gelli® Plates come in a range osfshapes and size and I will provide information about various place in Australia and the US where you can purchase and order these.

Below are some videos showing just a few ways you can use and print with this printmaking method.

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 have said about this workshop

  • 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!

    Brenda, Noosa
    Brenda, Noosa Gelatin Plate Printing
  • 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.

    Marjorie, Sunshine Coast
    Marjorie, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Printing
  • 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.

    Silvana, Brisbane
    Silvana, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Printing
  • 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.

    Trevor, Bardon
    Trevor, Bardon Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • 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 !! 🙂

    Lee, Sunshine Coast
    Lee, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • 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

    Bee, Maroochydore
    Bee, Maroochydore Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • 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.

    Libby, Perigian Beach
    Libby, Perigian Beach Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • 5 out of 5 stars If you have a passion for art or just like to be creative or haven't done anything before Kim's workshop is one you HAVE to go to.. Her energy & enthusiasm is contagious and she leaves you wanting more.. LOVED IT!

    Kristen, Brisbane
    Kristen, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • The workshop space was interesting, comfortable, airy and had plenty of creative reference materials to use. Kim was passionate, kind, friendly, inclusive, knowledgeable, had a clear idea of what the workshop could offer and made sure that was achieved. The materials and resources were freely available and there were plenty available. Loved what we learnt.

    Janine, Brisbane
    Janine, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Kim is very talented and an excellent teacher, very open and sharing with ideas and techniques. A great atmosphere and comraderie also made it a fantastic experience. I'd recommend it to anyone, individual and groups.

    Chris, Sunshine Coast
    Chris, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
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