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Gel Plate Printing Workshop

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Gel Plate Printing Workshop

Spend a day discovering the wonderful world of gel plate printing. Under the guidance of experienced artist and tutor Carol, you will be introduced to the basic technique of rolling out the acrylic paint onto your plate and transferring your print to paper. You will be shown a variety of ways to add interest to your prints, layering colours and incorporating patterns and imagery by using stencils, mark making tools and plant materials. Then, it's time to unleash your creativity and create your own collection of beautiful prints. Towards the end of the afternoon you will have the opportunity to transform some of your favourites into one or more greeting cards and review which you might take away to make into that perfect framed print.

Decorative stars
Your very own personalised bunting
A set of 4 greetings cards

Who is the workshop for: This workshop is perfect for all levels of ability, no experience or drawing skills are necessary. However, it is equally rewarding for more experienced artists looking to try something new.

What is included: All materials, tools, 2 course vegetarian lunch served with wine are included, nothing to bring anything, just yourself.

More about the technique: Printing from a gel plate is a mono printing technique which means that each print you produce is unique. Paint is applied to the surface of a gel plate using a brayer or roller. Patterns can be created on the plate, or areas of the plate masked off, before paper is laid on top. Gentle pressure on the back of the paper is sufficient to transfer the image to the paper. Complex and beautiful prints and can be achieved by varying how paint is applied and by printing onto the same piece of paper more than once.

Outline of your session:

Arrival and enjoy light refreshments
Welcome and introduction to your tutor, Carol
Be inspired by examples of what you are about to make
Demonstration of the basic gel printing technique
Start printing
Refreshments
Demonstration of some optional extras
Enjoy a 2-course lunch served with wine
Continue printing or turn some of your prints into beautiful end products
Refreshments
Home time with your beautiful creations

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Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3QG

Tel: 01949 81393

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Gel Plate Printing Workshop (1 June 2024)
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Saturday10:00 - 16:00

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