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Gel plate printing techniques

Gel plate printing techniques

Duration: One day

Price: £70

Book with: Rosemary Harper
at Micklems Farm creative workshops

Micklems Farm
Knowl Hill Common
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Course Start Dates

Friday 31st January 2020

About the Course

If you have no idea what gel plate printing is, have a gel plate and don’t know what to do with it, or want a refresher on some of the many printing techniques, then this is the workshop for you. A gel plate is a slightly squishy surface which is absolutely perfect for making monoprints. Be warned it is an extremely addictive process!

In this workshop we will include mark making, direct painting, stencilling, stamping, and magazine image transfers. These techniques can be used for representational work or completely abstract pieces. Be prepared to experiment and you will go home with an arm full of prints! Suitable for all levels of experience.

What to bring - If you have your own gel plate please bring it, otherwise gel plates will be available for loan on the day. Acrylic paint in your choice of colours (eg primaries, black, white and some metallics and perhaps something wacky such as fluorescent pink). Student grade or craft paint is fine. Roller (or brayer). Paper - please bring about 40 to 50 sheets of paper to print on, eg printer paper, black and coloured paper, text or music paper, smooth cartridge, smooth card, sugar paper, newsprint. Smooth and/or absorbent papers work best. Please be aware that very textured papers and photo papers do not work well for printing on. Scissors, a couple of paint brushes (these will be used with acrylic paint), water jar, baby wipes, kitchen roll.
Gel plates will also be available to buy on the day. If you would like to buy one please contact us in advance to reserve.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Includes - Tea, coffee and biscuits.
Please see the above for a list of materials you need to bring.

Review this course

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends