Gel Plate Monoprinting

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

DATES
Saturday 7 March 2020 – FULL
Saturday 14 March 2020 – FULL
Saturday 6 June 2020 – FULL
Saturday 13 June – FULL
More workshops July and September
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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 7 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

  • 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
    Sandra Gold Coast
  • 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
    Dale Sunshine Coast
  • 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
    Karla Brisbane
  • A really wonderful and creative learning experience. I am hooked on printing now! Thank you Kim 🙂

    Caroline
    Caroline Sunshine Coast
  • 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
    Barbi Sunshine Coast
  • A stimulating and rewarding day. Highly recommend.

    Lyn
    Lyn Gympie
  • "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
    Ramona Sunshine Coast
  • 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
    Theresa Sunshine Coast
  • 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
    Beverley Brisbane
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