Next promoted date : Saturday 16th March 2024 Join us in the beautiful Meon Valley, Hampshire, for a day of mono printing using gel plates. Gel printing plates are a lively and instant method for creating monoprints, with the advantage that they don’t require the use of a printing press. Each print is unique and this highly adaptable process invites experimentation. Gel printing plates look and feel like gelatin, but are durable, reusable and store at room temperature; they come in a range of sizes and shapes, are easy to clean with mild soap and water or baby wipes and are always ready for printing. They are used in conjunction with acrylic paints and need no more equipment than a roller to apply the paint. You will be guided through a range of gel plate techniques including layering, impressing, creating stencils and exploring masking techniques with leaves and flowers, leaving with a range of monoprints that can be seen as outcomes in their own right or can be starting points for further processes, such as paintings or a lino cut. Your images can also be collaged and used to create cards, gift tags or used in creative journals and sketch pads. This workshop will suit the creative beginner or those with some experience of different creative processes and techniques. The more experienced gel plate user will also find lots of opportunities to develop and enhance their skills. Please bring along your own Gelli Plate; 6 x 6 inch, 5 x 7 inch and 8 x 10 inch plates can be purchased from handprinted.com. The workshop will be delivered by Alison Butler; Alison has over 25 years of experience as a textile designer and book illustrator and loves exploring colour in her work. We have a choice of 2 venues on our working farm in The South Downs National Park; The Stables provides a more intimate venue, whilst the adjacent thatched Long Barn will suit a larger group.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm and costs £99, including most materials and use of equipment; refreshments will be served throughout the day - just bring your lunch.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Accommodation offered
  • Easter
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Romantic
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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Whitewool Farm, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1HW