Gelli Plate LIVE! – A NEW Workshop Via Zoom

3+ Hours of Instruction; Lifetime Access via Recorded Zoom Video

1 Lessons – $45

In this live, technique-based class, we will spend a fun morning together creating beautiful monotypes without a press and with limited supplies. Share your work, ask questions and meet other artists!

Class Date: Saturday, April 30  Postponed until Saturday, May 7th

TEACHER: Carla Sonheim

Class Description

A Live Workshop via Zoom
Saturday, April 30 Postponed until May 7 • 9am – 12:30pm PT
3.5 Hours – $45

Hi everyone! I’m excited to again offer Gelli® Plate Printmaking as a workshop via Zoom. Create beautiful monotypes without a press and with limited supplies! In this live, technique-based class, we will work on fine-art quality abstracted landscapes. And I have a few new techniques to show you as well!

The monotype printing process is something that got me really excited about art over 20 years ago. You never know what you’re going to get, and I love the myriad of textures and patterns! The Gelli® Plate allows you to create beautiful monotypes without a press, using materials anyone has in their studio.

In this 3-hour live workshop we will work on how to apply bands of color and texture, develop your images with layers, stencils, stamping and drawing, and tips for finishing your prints. It doesn’t matter if you print all the time or have yet to pull your first one, this get-together promises to be a productive and fun day.  Warning: Gelli® Plate Printmaking is addictive!


Class Itinerary

9am – Welcome
9:15am – Bands of Color, Texture
10am – Working in Layers, Glazing, Stamping
10:30am – Break
11am – Stencils & Brayer Drawing
12pm – Q+A
12:30pm – Class Ends

Class runs Pacific Time with a half-hour break in the middle (click HERE for time converter, but basically it’s a morning workshop for West Coast USA, an afternoon workshop for East Coasters, and an evening workshop for Europeans).


Nuts & Bolts

• Class will run live via Zoom on Saturday, May 7, 2022. 9am – 12:30pm Pacific Time with a half-hour break in the middle (click HERE for time converter).
• The Zoom link and instructions will be sent about a week before class, and then again the day of the workshop.
• If for some reason you can’t make the live session, a video recording will be sent within 24 hours after the end of class.
• This live workshop is based off of our bestselling online class, Gelli® Plate Printmaking.

Create up to eight 5″x7″ abstracted landscapes during this class!

Carla Sonheim is a painter, illustrator, and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating.

Carla is the author of three instructional art books, including Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun; Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed-Media Workshop and The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone. In 2012 she co-authored Creative Photography Lab with her husband, Steve Sonheim. They live in Seattle, WA.


– a Gelli Plate (any brand, or you can make one!)

– a selection of acrylic paints, dark, light and your favorite colors

– a brayer (a second if you have one)

– bits of things with textures to use for stamping

– card stock and scissors to make stencils

– 8 pieces of hot-press watercolor paper (or similar) cut down to about 5″x7″

– ballpoint pen, thin drawing paper and matte medium (for new line technique)

— ballpoint pen and a few pieces thin paper (printer paper, drawing paper, etc.)

Nuts & Bolts

— This is a real-time ZOOM workshop from 9am – 12:30pm PT on April 30, 2022. If you need to miss for some reason, a recording of the class will be available for you within 24 hours.

– You will have indefinite access to this class.

– Thank you for being here!