Introduction to Gelli Plate Monoprinting

1 day course
2 August or 5 September 2019
10am to 4pm

£85 including all materials

Introduction to Gelli Plate Monoprinting

Gelli Plates are a flexible plate made of a thick single layer of a gelatin-like plastic material which contains mineral oil. This plate is stable and reusable if it is cleaned after each use. They are durable and long lasting and are ideal for monoprinting without a press. There are many ways to use the gel plates to print – it really is all about working in an experimental, expressive, spontaneous and creative way.

On this introductory course you will learn what paint works best for the methods, how to ink up and print with a Gelli Plate, how to plan for your monoprinted layered Gelli plate printing, cut stencils and masks to use in your prints. Create layered prints using drawing methods, transferred magazine or photographic images, and use masks and cut shapes to add interest.

Course structure
• Explanation of Gelli Plate monoprinting and looking at examples
• Introduction to equipment and techniques
• Use of rollers and paints and how to ink up your plate
• Using masking and over-printing create layered mono prints
• How to use and transfer magazine or printed photographic images within your gel prints
• Using pre-cut papers to print your monotypes to use to form a spiral bound Artists Book

Experience level
• Beginners and/or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Maximum 8 places

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• By email using the email button below
• By phone 01223 892380


Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received. If full payment is not received within 10 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.


For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. If the Term 1 deposit is not received within 20 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 20 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 20 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.