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Gelli-Plate Monoprinting

workshop in action
Leaf print
colour layering
paper stencil work
15 Aug 2020
10am - 3.30pm
Make a beautiful selection of small art works, using natural forms, stamps, stencils and masks with synthetic gelatin print making plates. Suitable for complete beginners to art.
Event type: 
Art, Workshop/Seminar
Morag Stokes Art Studio
59 Jubilee Rd. Khandallah Wellington


This workshop will show you the techniques you will need to make a range of mono prints using the latest synthetic gelatine plates from Gelli Arts. Using a variety of stencils, masks, stamps (some commercial, some home-made), and pressed leaves you will work with GOLDEN’s OPEN Acrylics to make your multi-layered prints without a printing press.  You can then take them a stage further using High Flow paint in paint pens or with brushes. These prints make beautiful art works in their own right and are also ideal for use in collage, scrapbooking and greeting card making. Gelli prints can also be incorporated in layers into your regular paintings – the possibilities are endless! In creating several small art works on paper, you will learn about working with transparent and opaque paints and the outcomes of layered colour mixing. You will also use iridescent colours for some special effects.

Class numbers are limited to six and the day is suitable for beginners to art as well as experienced painters and print makers.

Materials: All paints (GOLDEN OPEN acrylics and High Flow) and print making equipment will be provided. I also have a wide selection of stencils, stamps and texturing materials available for your use. There will be a variety of papers available to work on, including cartridge paper and Bockingford cold pressed cotton fibre paper. You may also like to bring the following optional items:

  • Any brushes you have for fine detail painting using ink-like paint. This is optional as paint pens will be available.
  • If you have your own stencils and stamps, bring them along.
  • Gelli printing can get messy, so please dress appropriately

Location, Date and Cost: This workshop will take place on Saturday 15th of August 2020 from 10am – 3.30pm at Morag Stokes Artist Studio, 59 Jubilee Rd. Khandallah, Wellington. Tel. (04) 973 7305 or 027 380 3282. The cost is $140.

Lunch: There will be a 45 minute break for lunch. It’s a 5 minute walk to Khandallah village cafes or bring your own lunch. Tea making facilities are available in the studio and you can make yourself a cuppa as and when the need arises during the day. Complimentary nibbles with a variety of teas and instant coffee will be available.