Introduction to Gelli Plate Monoprinting

1 day course
26 May; 7 August; 23 September 2020
10am to 4pm

£87 including all materials

Introduction to Gelli Plate Monoprinting

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

Learn what paint works best for the methods, how to ink up and print with a Gelli Plate, how to plan for your layered printing. Create layered prints using drawing methods, transferred magazine or photographic images and use masks and cut shapes to add interest. By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of this new and exciting technique and will take home a small spiral-bound book of all your prints.

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 monoprints.
• How to use and transfer magazine or printed photographic images within your gelli prints.
• Use pre-cut papers to print your monotypes to use to make a spiral-bound Artists Book.

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

Maximum 8 places

How to book
• 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 for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.

Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre. 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. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1 and payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be phased in a similar way. The receipt of your Term 1 deposit is acceptance of commitment to all 3 Terms of the Certificate course.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.

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