Are you a primary school teacher, educator or workshop facilitator looking for a safe, quick process to use in classrooms or pass on to others? Perhaps you’re new to printmaking or looking to expand or refresh your printmaking skills? Join artist Rachel Richardson for this hands-on, practical session that will explore mono-type and mono-print techniques using a gelli plate print and without the need for a press!
This session will offer attendees the opportunity to print from a gelli plate using paper stencils and a variety of found objects such as bubble wrap and cardboard, you will explore composition, colour, pattern and texture. Water-based inks are used, along with inexpensive materials which can be easily sourced. Multiple colour prints will be explored and achieved from overlaying prints.
The plate itself is a flexible yet durable surface made of a thick single layer of polymer (completely vegan unlike the traditional gelatine gelli plates) and as it will be cleaned after each use, is completely reusable. This is a very playful technique which allows for lots of creativity and fun experimentation!
What people are saying:
“a lovely relaxing day learning how to layer different colours and shapes to create really unique and unexpected prints. I’m looking forward to making some notebooks with these.”
Your tutor: Rachel Richardson
Rachel Richardson is a practicing artist and print tutor. In addition to making and selling her own prints as Bobshaped, she is a regular print tutor at the Art House Wakefield. Rachel also teaches the 6 week introduction to print course and other short courses like gelli plate printing. Her teaching portfolio also covers The Hepworth Wakefield and community groups like Wakefield Art Club. Rachel has a degree in metalwork and jewellery and a City and Guilds teaching qualification. Her work combines a love of colour, pattern, layers and texture and often combines digital and analogue ways of working.
This course is suitable for beginners and well as those looking to learn a new printmaking technique or who want a process refresher. The only requirements are an experimental approach and an open mind!
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
The day will consist of :
- Demonstration of the gel printing process and building up layers
- Production of experimental prints and making and using stencils
- Demonstration and exploration of how to work with texture and mark making tools
- Time to explore the process and experiment – with tutor support
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: