Abstract Gelli Plate Printing

Applying paint with a roller


During this morning workshop you will learn the technique of gelli plate printing. Using a gelli plate (a firm gelatin surface which acts as the plate) you will learn how to apply acrylic paint using a roller, add textures impressed on to the surface, and then print onto paper. Different colours and combinations of textures can be used, and the prints evolve in layers. Gelli plate printing enables people to work quickly and freely – often in an abstract style. The morning will include demonstrations of different gelli plate techniques, an opportunity to gather inspiration from artists and printmakers, time to print in a supportive environment, and an opportunity to share images with feedback. Each student will leave with several mounted artworks.

Your tutor, Jess, has taught general art to a variety of groups including primary school children and vulnerable adults, and workshops alongside solo exhibitions. Having moved to the Lake District she now focuses mainly on abstract gelli plate prints, sometimes drawing on other specialisms such as oil painting, collage and drawing. She is currently working on a body of work combining these techniques inspired by the beauty of our landscape.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials will be provided. Please wear casual clothing and/or bring an apron.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience or complete beginners aged 11+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Due to Covid19 we shall continue to have small groups. There is plenty of room in the Barn to remain socially distanced but please bring a mask with you and follow instructions regarding safeguarding.


Vanda Lambton at Hare Hill Barn


Hare Hill Barn
Cartmel Fell
Grange over Sands
LA11 6NZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


2 hours (10:00am to 12:00pm)

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