Gelli Plate Printing & Collage at Colorcraft, Saffron Walden

1 day course
14 July 2020
10am to 3pm

£70 including materials

Gelli Plate Printing & Collage at Colorcraft, Saffron Walden

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 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. Use thin papers and tissue paper to print image, shape, textures and text to be used for collage pieces. 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
• How to use and transfer magazine or printed photographic images within your gel prints
• Using thin papers and tissue papers, print collage pieces
• Use your printed works to create two 30 x 30cm collaged artworks on mountboard

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

Maximum 5 places

Course location
ColorCraft, 1 Emson Close, Saffron Walden CB10 1HL


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.