Gel Plate Monoprinting

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

DATES
Tuesday 15 June – FULL
Tuesday 16 November – 3 spots available
Email me to be added to the Wait List

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

COST

Cost: $190-$210
(ALL materials included)
The workshop fee is a combination of:
TUITION FEE*
New Students – $160 pp ; or
Returning Students – $140 pp
plus MATERIALS FEE
All students – $50 pp
*Pensioners and Carers book as a Returning Student

VENUE
The Studio, North 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 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

  • I absolutely loved the gelatine plate printing workshop with Kim and would encourage anybody to treat themselves and enrol .

    Ingrid, Sunshine Coast
    Ingrid, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Dear Kim, You are a fantastic teacher. The Workshop today has open my eyes about nature and native surrounding our lives. To put it on the gel plate and become an artwork was incredible artwork from your workshops. I've never doing draw nor paint before so to be able to get this opportunity makes the different for my life. This workshop was so special to my heart. Seriously proud of myself. I can't believe that I created a beautiful work. Kim gave us a special frame and we framed the best artwork from today's workshop. Just a spectacular experience. Thank you soooo much! Pretty special today. Kim, you made my day! 👍😀

    Marsha, Witta
    Marsha, Witta Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Kim is an excellent teacher and experimenter of colour, line, shape and texture. A great workshop to inspire you to create your artwork.

    Bronwyn, Woombye
    Bronwyn, Woombye Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • The space is great, big and inspiring and with excellent light. The amount we covered was perfect for the time we had, although I didn't want it to end! Kim is a fantastic instructor and brilliant artist; generous and patient and she created a very supportive workshop environment for us all. It was absolutely top-notch. Gel plate printing is so much fun, inspiring and open-ended and can be incorporated into other techniques. LOVED every minute.

    Barbara, Maleny
    Barbara, Maleny Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • "There was lots of very positive chatter about yesterday’s workshop and lots of envy from those who didn’t join us. Ingrid has already booked with you for later in the year. Kim you are a very generous and enormously talented tutor and your positive encouragement was much appreciated. Thank you from all of us." Jenny --- "Having never had an artistic flair I was worried I might have been out of my depth at the workshop. However, with Kim's enthusiasm and encouragement I was very pleased with my achievements. I found the process stimulating, rewarding and therapeutic and look forward to expanding my knowledge." Gloria  ---  "Just wanted to say a big thank you for sharing your talent with us today , I enjoyed the day and I am looking forward to continuing printing at home." Alison --- "Great experience. Highly recommended. Just learning something new and having different experiences is what life is all about. Treat yourself!" Julie

    Mah-jong Friends, Buderim, Sunshine Coast
    Mah-jong Friends, Buderim, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Kim is not only a wonderful printmaker, but she is an excellent teacher as well. She is generous with her knowledge and experience as well as her resources. I just loved my workshop with Gelli printing and am looking forward to the cyanotype coming up. I sincerely recommend Kim as a tutor and a lovely generous person.

    Jann, Caloundra
    Jann, Caloundra Print a Pack of Postcards (Gelatin Plate)
  • Kim is an excellent teacher and she shared her passion for Gelatin Plate Printing in a relaxed and friendly workshop.

    Rosemary, Sunshine Coast
    Rosemary, Sunshine Coast Print a Pack of Postcards (Gelatin Plate)
  • I really enjoyed Kim’s introduction to gelli printing workshop. It was a fun morning with a focus on play. I loved how generous Kim is with her knowledge and enjoyed experimenting with something I’d never tried before. Kim is great at taking the anxiety out of trying something new . Kin’s love of print making is contagious. Only problem was, I didn’t want to go home.

    Kirsten, Maleny
    Kirsten, Maleny Print a Pack of Postcards (Gelatin Plate)
  • Kim is an amazing tutor and is very generous with her knowledge.

    Margaret, Caloundra
    Margaret, Caloundra Print a Pack of Postcards (Gelatin Plate)
  • 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.

    Brenda, Maleny
    Brenda, Maleny Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • 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.

    Sue, Cooroy
    Sue, Cooroy Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • 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.

    Kris, Montville
    Kris, Montville Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • 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.

    Sherilyn, Caloundra
    Sherilyn, Caloundra Private Tuition, Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • "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

    Patty Beecham's
    Patty Beecham's "Have Lippy Will Travel Tours" Gelatin Plate Printing
  • 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
  • Kim demonstrated a number of techniques to help us understand the concepts, - one of which was a bit of a head scratch to try and figure out. However it became quite clear once the process was shown step by step. There was a lot of examples of work to show us the end results as well. I look forward to my next class ! Kim is a very approachable and knowledgeable teacher, who is more than willing to share her knowledge. Her art studio is a lovely atmosphere work in.

    Cherien Brisbane
    Cherien Brisbane Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Kim provides great insight into the print medium process. A beautiful art space to work your own piece of magic on paper, silk or cloth. Thanks Kim can’t wait for my next workshop.

    Sue, Woombye
    Sue, Woombye Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • After one of Kim Herringe's workshops, you feel recharged and excited to engage in new processes of paint, play and printing. Her easy going style of conversation helps participants to let go.

    Marg Gibbs, Mapleton
    Marg Gibbs, Mapleton Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Great atmosphere and easy to become creative in this environment with lots of examples and encouragement. Even if you have never done any art - you can create a masterpiece! The best way to get away from it all and the day unfortunately flew past and it was time to go home! Kim you are a wonderful and caring instructor.

    Sandra, Gold Coast
    Sandra, Gold Coast Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop yesterday, and could have spent a lot more time playing! Thank you so much for all the information and guidance.

    Dale, Sunshine Coast
    Dale, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • I have explained to her that I have to bring someone with me to hear the workshop and she understood that I needed an Auslan Interpreter. It was her first time to meet me, I am deaf and it was the first time Auslan Interpreter in her workshop. She loves it too, as I could tell. I was so happy and understanding everything for Gelatin Monoprint workshop. I definitely be back and as well other different workshop with my Interpreter. 😍😍😍

    Karla, Brisbane
    Karla, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • A really wonderful and creative learning experience. I am hooked on printing now! Thank you Kim :)

    Caroline, Sunshine Coast
    Caroline, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Kim is an amazing artist and a wonderful teacher. She is so generous with sharing her contacts and knowledge. I have now enjoyed 3 different printmaking workshops with Kim and cannot wait to do more. She’s so inspiring and encouraging.

    Barbi, Sunshine Coast
    Barbi, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • A stimulating and rewarding day. Highly recommend.

    Lyn, Gympie
    Lyn, Gympie Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • "A very personable approach. So generous with information and materials too. Many thanks Kim for a great workshop. A lovely relaxed and productive day!" Judy  ---  "I liked that you just showed the technique and we could just do our own thing and that there was no right or wrong print. Excellent workshop." Marilyn

    Gel Plate Monoprinting, Fibre Arts Group
    Gel Plate Monoprinting, Fibre Arts Group Buderim Craft Cottage
  • Loved the informal friendly presentation of the process of the Gel Printing... the relaxed atmosphere and the openness with which Kim shared her knowledge, and the way we were encouraged to continue to experiment and explore this printing process... thank you Kim for a delightful, fun filled day!

    Ramona, Sunshine Coast
    Ramona, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • This is a special place where everyone becomes an amazing artist while having a lot of fun. A fantastic break from a busy and tech saturated world.

    Theresa, Sunshine Coast
    Theresa, Sunshine Coast Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Thank you Kim for a perfect workshop. Your enthusiasm for your art is contagious and I felt I came away from the day so inspired. The thing I loved was that there was no pressure to create a certain way, there was no wrong way to do anything. I came home with some beautiful pieces and not one am I going to discard. Love them all, that says a lot for how you conducted the day. The information flowed all day. Thank you Kim for sharing so much.

    Beverley, Brisbane
    Beverley, Brisbane Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • For many years I’ve been searching for an art medium that I can get excited about and now, at this late stage of my life, I’ve found it. Something unknown and unexpected, a passion - perfect for my ageing and rheumatic hands, simple processes I can indulge in on a daily basis, and yearn for when other duties call. I became inspired less than a year ago after visiting a printing exhibition of aboriginal lino cuts. But what to do? A search on Google took me to Kim’s inspirational website and the decision was made. I wanted to get started there and then and so I decided to take a one-on-one session - four hours of entry into this new world. It was just what I needed. Entry level, slow paced, hands on, with fabulous colours and beautiful papers, and take-home gorgeous works of art. I not only learnt the basics of lino printing, but Kim very wisely offered an alternative for when my hands aren’t functioning so well - gelli printing, and it is this that now sustains me. I recently took another individual workshop with Kim, this time to discuss my progress and go deeper into the unlimited possibilities - Kim is such a good teacher - listening, reflecting, guiding and encouraging. I can’t recommend her highly enough - I’m hooked for life, and will return to her studio as often as I can.

    Jan, Caboolture Private Tuition
  • A very informative Gel print workshop on 1st June, 2019. Lots of good demonstrations, handouts and materials. Also the studio was spacious and had lots of natural light. Overall a great learning experience.

    Bron, Noosaville
    Bron, Noosaville Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Fantastic day learning about gelli plate printing. Informative, fun the day flew by and I ended with some wonderful prints and some great ideas. Thanks Kim.

    Megan Bice - Art Classes, Maleny
    Megan Bice - Art Classes, Maleny Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • Kim, I have no idea if you have ever been a teacher. Many artists and artisans are skilled in their areas but lack teaching ability. You nailed it. All learning should involve fun within a positive environment and you provided this in spades. I felt happy just plodding, experimenting and sharing conversations with the group about our individual experiments.....with no judgement attached. It was wonderful to have all of the equipment provided and to have all of your expertise in showing, sharing and modelling. Having a small group also meant we all had access to your expertise and advice. So in short...I loved it.

    Roz, Toowoomba
    Roz, Toowoomba Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • I recently did a Gel Plate Printing workshop with Kim & had a great time! I'd previously watched numerous videos & tried a few things myself, but had not really been happy with the results. In a very short time I was producing multi-layered prints that I really loved. The techniques were clearly explained and demonstrated & the materials were very high quality. Kim's encouragement to just play, experiment & let go of the outcome really made for an enjoyable learning experience. I would recommend the workshop to anyone who is interested in gel plate printing.

    Joy, Buderim
    Joy, Buderim Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • The Mixed Media Art group at the Buderim Cottage, of which I am leader, invited Kim to conduct two gel plate workshops in October. I found Kim to be professional, her workshop was very well planned and organised. In addition to being an excellent printmaker, she was able to impart her skills and enthusiasm with ease. Her workshops were successful and were universally enjoyed by everyone who attended.

    Gaye, Mixed Multi Media Group, Buderim Craft Cottage
    Gaye, Mixed Multi Media Group, Buderim Craft Cottage Gelatin Plate Monoprinting, Private Group
  • Great inspiration to keep me motivated in my art practice. Thank you for providing and sharing your techniques.

    Anne, Sunshine Coast, Qld
    Anne, Sunshine Coast, Qld Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • 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
    Jenny, Sunshine Coast, Qld Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • 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, Gold Coast, Qld
    Kym M, Gold Coast, Qld Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
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