Gel printing with Lesley Dearn

Gel printing with Lesley Dearn


Mixed media artist Lesley Dearn will introduce this quick, playful method of mono-printing. Suitable for complete beginners and experienced artists alike.

Gel Printing is a wonderful way to create unique images without the need for traditional drawing or print-making skills.

Create beautiful images, generate ideas, experiment with colour and explore a different way of working in this relaxed workshop.

Using a professional gel plate and acrylic paints, you’ll learn several different techniques including layering, direct mark-making and masking. You will learn how to build delicate images using leaves and feathers, create abstract designs and evoke subtle landscapes.

During the day we will cover the main Gel Printing techniques, as well as elements of colour and composition. You’ll have ample time to experiment during the day, creating dozens of prints, as you explore colour, texture, and design while creating your own very personal and unique pieces.

Gel plates are very sensitive and easily pick up pattern and texture. If you have any favourite leaves (no thorns), flatish flowers, feathers, lace etc that you fancy trying please bring them along.

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?

All resources and equipment will be provided.

Due to ongoing Health and Safety precautions we are limiting class sizes to 8 people, for all of our sessions, for the time being.

PPE (face shields, gloves and aprons) and hand sanitiser will be available for all of our workshops.

Tea and coffee making facilities will be available or you are welcome to bring your own refreshments or pop to one of our local cafes or bakeries.


Bethan Ash at Queen Street Gallery

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33 Queen Street
Neath Port Talbot
SA11 1DN

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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