About the Course
Monoprinting using a Gelli Plate is simple and fun without the need for a printing press. The gratification is immediate, each print is truly unique.
During this workshop you will explore a variety of Gelli Plate Printing techniques. You will experiment with layering colour and texture using stencils and masking techniques. You will leave this workshop having produced a variety of prints that stand alone or can be developed further in mixed media projects.
This workshop is taught by Clare Cosens, who is a surface pattern designer and fully qualified teacher. This workshop takes place at Clare's studio, numbers are limited to four people to ensure each person gets the individual attention they require.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials are provided. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied.
I attended the Gelli printing course on Saturday. I’m a complete novice with anything arty, but Clare provided plenty of information and inspiration. It was a relaxing, friendly environment. Really enjoyed myself and am looking forward to practising the techniques. Thanks Clare!
Pat Daniels - - #18308
Had a great Saturday morning enjoying a Gelli plate printing class. A small group meant that the tutor Clare was able to give us all individual attention. We all produced some wonderful pieces. Very relaxed atmosphere which enabled us all to tap into our "creative" side. Definitely recommend.
Pat T - - #18269
Had a fantastic morning with Clare learning about Gelli plate printing. Thoroughly enjoyed it and completely recommend it even if you don’t consider yourself as particularly “arty”. I came away with with some excellent work. Thanks Clare 😁
Louise - - #15874
Great little course, intridincing you to gelli printing techniques, well worth going. Thanks Clare for a creative morning.
Shiralea - - #15870
This was a very good workshop. Clare was organised, gave clear instructions and was very supportive. The small group setting meant that everyone got support and encouragement. I have come away wanting to do more and feeling inspired.
Joanna - - #14904
Mum and I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent course. Clare made us feel very welcome and relaxed from the start, as neither of us had ever tried this exciting printing technique. She is a very capable teacher, didn't feel intimidated once. We created quite a few prints, and left feeling really inspired, and keen to do more. Definitely worth the money, with refreshments and all materials included.
Sarah Lynch - - #14899
Had a great time on this workshop today. Had no idea what Gelli Plate Printing would entail, but thoroughly enjoyed it.
Clare explained everything very clearly and made every one feel at ease and comfortable in her lovely workshop.
All material was provided and Clare was on hand for those needing extra help and ideas.
I came away having learnt a new skill and have every intention of booking another as I enjoyed it so much. I would highly recommend this workshop for anyone crafty or creative- Clare has excellent teaching skills and was very encouraging throughout. Mixed media course has to be a follow up for me too.
Had a superb time, thank you Clare
Denise Smith - - #14886
This is a very interesting course especially if you like messy craft. Clare is an excellent tutor and enabled us all to take home several prints we could be proud of. Looking forward to building on this experience with the mixed media class. Tea and biscuits provided too !
Mary Davies - - #14509
Two hours disappeared in a flash on this fascinating course. Clare is an extremely talented and inspirational tutor who doesn’t mind answering endless questions. Would have no hesitation in recommending this excellent value course to complete beginners (like me!) or those with more experience. Can’t wait to get my own plate and start experimenting whilst waiting to go on the next course.
Carole McWilliams - - #14491
A fun, relaxed and engaging beginners' workshop that I will definitely be recommending. Clare is a great tutor, very encouraging and makes you feel very at home.
Michael Allen - - #13553
We attended this course yesterday (10/03/18) and from the outset it was excellent. Clare explained the process, demonstrated each step, gave guidance and suggestions when needed and provided tea and very delicious biscuits. We came away having learnt a new skill and with several prints. I would definitely recommend this course if you fancy trying something new. It was all carried out in Clare’s workshop with three other crafty folks. Now need to book myself into the follow on course so I can add to the prints I made.
Emma Griffiths-Brown - - #13537
4 of us attended this course today and we absolutely loved it! Clare is a fantastic teacher who carefully explained the techniques and guided us through the process so that we were all delighted with our finished pieces. We all agreed that the course is great value and we can’t wait to return for the mixed media follow up course .
Pam Wright - - #13480
This was a fun course with instant results. We all produced about 5 prints in the 2 hours. It was interesting to see how different everyone's prints turned out. Clare was a great teacher, very encouraging helping us all to get the best out of this printing technique. I plan to do the mixed media course at some time in the future.
Sue Cochrane - - #13247
I bought this workshop as a Christmas present for my mum and we both really enjoyed it. It's a great experimental workshop with instant results and it's quite messy! Clare was a great teacher and was very patient with us. We might try Clare's lampshade course next.
Emma Alviti - - #13236
What a wonderful workshop. Clare is brilliant (and very patient!). She showed us the various techniques we could use and then we each had a separate Gelli Plate to play with with lots of different materials. Clare helped each of us to refine our prints so we not only played with designs but learnt a lot too. I have now got myself a Gelli Plate and am loving implementing what I have learnt onto mixed media and journal designs. Thanks Clare!
Tiffany - - #12705
I had such a great day, really relaxed and friendly atmosphere in a beautiful studio...... I want one like that :-) This is an amazing course I would say for both beginners or advanced crafty people. For me having such a busy life it was lovely to have a destress and be able to be creative for the day. I will definitely be coming back and think I might buy my friend a voucher for Christmas too xxxx
Amanda Flewitt - - #11181
Clare is amazing, known her for many years. Wasn’t really sure what Gelli Plate Printing was but it sounded interesting. Clare made everyone feel comfortable and demonstrated as she explained the process. I would definitely recommend this course and is definitely worth the money. I would love to do this course again! :)
Oh and Clare makes an excellent brew with biscuits :)
Stephanie Johnstone - - #11178
Had a lovely couple of hours in a cosy light and airy workshop and was amazed at how quickly I and the others in the group produced quality work, Its a fascinating process well taught by a qualified tutor who encouraged us to experiment with colour textures and other techniques, tea and biscuits provided, and I came home with a folder full of work that I was proud of. I would highly recommend this workshop.
Ruth Cullis - - #11177
Clare was an excellent tutor and made me feel really comfortable and encouraging. I had never come across gelli printing before and came to love the technique,Clare explained what to do clearly and there was lots of materials for me to create a number of prints. This course is definitely worth the money and I came away feeling really creative and I'd definitely do the course again.
Lauren Ann Jones - - #11176
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