Gelatin Plate Printing and Monotype


Saturday 23 June
Dates for the 2nd half of the year will be released in May 2018. More information below.

9:50am for a 10am start
Finishing around 4pm

New Students: $140 pp
Returning Students: $120 pp
Materials fee: $30 pp (all students)
Pensioners and Carers please contact me directly for pricing and bookings.


Minimum 6 people
Maximum 8 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.


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.


​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.

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.

Examples of my own gelatin plate monotype prints

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

  • Great inspiration to keep me motivated in my art practice. Thank you for providing and sharing your techniques.

    Anne Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • Though I’ve never tried printmaking before, I really enjoyed your workshop Kim.  It was very relaxed and friendly, with heaps of paints, paper and materials to experiment and play with.  The small group we had was lovely - we could get inspiration from others and the right amount of assistance as we needed it.  There was a good amount of activities and best of all, plenty of time to practise what we’d learned – I had a fun day and loved it!

    Jenny Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • It was a friendly relaxing environment and Kim demonstrated the techniques in a clear manner. I took a while to remember processes but that was part of the fun in experimenting and not trying to make perfect art. Just play!

    Kym M
    Kym M Gold Coast, Qld