January Free Classes in Acrylic Printmaking

Free Basic Classes in Acrylic Printmaking with a Gelli Plate

January 5, 12 & 26, 2017 7-9 pm (Thursday evenings) at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX.  Register Now!

Learn printmaking without a press:  Explore this fascinating new tool to create prints or the start for a painting…

And put the fun back into your art! If you’re perfectionistic or have a fear of making a wrong mark or ruining a piece of art paper, gelli printing will definitely remove it. You will make lots of art! And it will be messy, but fun.

Basic supplies will be provided. (Acrylic paint, paper, brayer, water container, spray bottle, Gelli Plate, stencils, masks, paper towels and other tools.) (Sorry, you don’t get to keep the supplies, just the results.) If you have a gel or gelli plate and brayer, please bring those. If you wish to bring additional supplies, you can. (Stencils, masks, mark-making tools, paper and your favorite colors of acrylics in any brand.) Bring an apron or wear grunge clothes.

For information on Gelli Arts Plates, see http://www.gelliarts.com/ or for Gel Press Plates, see http://www.gelpress.com/. You can also make your own — see my article at http://sharongiles.artdfw.com/making-your-own-gelatinglycerin-plate/. Plus there are many videos on gelli printing on YouTube.

Acrylic Printmaking with a Gelli Plate: Workshop on March 17

Sharon-teaching-Free-Basic-Gelli-Printing-300x284

I am offering another Gelli Printing workshop. This one will be acrylic and held at the Trinity Arts Guild in Bedford.

Acrylic Printmaking with a Gelli Plate

Thursday, March 17th 10 am – 3 pm (with an hour break for lunch)

Instructor: Sharon Giles

Put the fun back into your art! Learn how to do acrylic monoprints by using a Gelli Plate.  No press needed! If you’re perfectionistic or have a fear of making a wrong mark or ruining a piece of art paper, learning gelli printing will definitely remove it. You will make lots of art, and it will be messy, but fun.

Supplies needed: Acrylic paint and medium, paper, water container, spray bottle, paper towels and other tools such as stencils, masks, stamps, and mark-making tools, such as a brush, scraper, etc. If you have a gelli plate and brayer, please bring those. Please let the instructor know if you need to borrow one.  Bring an apron or wear grunge clothes.

The acrylic can be any type or consistency of acrylic, including craft brands. The paper doesn’t need to be expensive: cheap watercolor paper, mixed media paper, drawing paper, bristol, copy paper, deli paper and even canvas paper. The instructor will bring extra paper, paints, stencils, stamps and other tools for you to experiment with.

For information on Gelli Plates, see http://www.gelliarts.com/. If you wish to make your own: http://sharongilesart.com/making-your-own-gelatinglycerin-plate/

Cost: $65  To register, go to http://trinityartsguild.org/workshops/gelliprintingfun.html Questions: contact sharongiles@gmail.com.

BirdsAtDusk800NandinaWithBerries600TheGryphonAndTheThunderdoveRev600SepiaGeometry600SistersInFashion600CatDance600