Gel plate printing workshop

Gel plate printing workshop


Spend a day discovering the wonderful world of gel plate printing. Under the guidance of experienced artist and tutor Carol, you will be introduced to the basic methods of ‘inking’ your plate and transferring the print to paper. You will be shown a variety of simple methods to add layers of interest, colour, images and patterns to your work using stencils, mark making tools and plant materials.

Then, it’s time to unleash your creativity and create your own beautiful imagery. You can expect to make many prints. During the afternoon you will transform some of your favourites into one or more of the following:

Decorative stars
Your very own personalised bunting
A set of 4 greetings cards
Who is the workshop for: This workshop is perfect for all levels of ability, no experience or drawing skills are necessary. However, it is equally rewarding for more experienced artists looking to try something new.

More about the technique: Printing from a gel plate is a mono printing technique which means that each print you produce is unique. Paint is applied to the surface of a gel plate using a brayer or roller. Patterns can be created on the plate, or areas of the plate masked off, before paper is laid on top. Gentle pressure on the back of the paper is sufficient to transfer the image to the paper. Complex and beautiful prints and can be achieved by varying how paint is applied and by printing onto the same piece of paper more than once.

Outline of your session

Arrival and enjoy light refreshments
Welcome and introduction to your tutor, Carol
Be inspired by examples of what you are about to make
Demonstration of the basic gel printing technique
Start printing
Demonstration of some optional extras
Enjoy a 2-course homemade lunch served with wine
Continue printing or turn some of your prints into beautiful end products
Home time with your beautiful creations

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

What is included: All materials, tools, 2 course homemade lunch served with wine are included, nothing to bring anything, just yourself.


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Hanwell Wine Estate
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray
LE14 3QG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Muriel - - #40015

Sara guided us through all the stages of painting a picture. I had never used oils before. I surprised myself at what I was able to produce. Sara got the right balance between teaching us lots of useful tips and getting us started and encouraging our own creativity. It was a really inspiring and relaxing day in beautiful surroundings and the lunches, coffee and cake were great too.

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