Gelli Plate Printmaking

Self-Study Class Includes Lifetime Access, Online Community & More!

3 Lessons – $21.25 $25

Create beautiful monotypes without a press! In this quick, technique-based class, Carla Sonheim will show you how to make fine-art quality prints with inexpensive materials. No experience necessary! You’ll learn how to apply bands of color and texture, develop your images with stencils, stamping and drawing, and finish your prints with glazing and sink work. Warning: Gelli Plate Printmaking is addictive. (This is our best-selling class.)

Now available as a self-study class.

TEACHER: Carla Sonheim

Class Description

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.

When I posted these online recently, artist Christine Phelps asked: “These really take the Gelli® Plate from a crafting to fine art level! Do you have a class brewing?”

Yes! “Gelli® Plate Printmaking” is a quick, technique-based, $25 class and includes three professionally produced videos demonstrating how to achieve beautiful results with minimal supplies.

Please join me!


Class Itinerary

Lesson 1: Bands of Color and Texture

Lesson 2: Stencils, Stamping & Brayer Drawing

Lesson 3: Glazing, Sink Work and “The Finish”









Carla Sonheim

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.

Nuts & Bolts

  • This class is now available as a self-study class.
  • Immediately upon class signup, you will receive access to the class videos and corresponding materials.
  • A private Facebook group will be available for you to (optionally) share your artwork and enjoy and learn from the artwork of others. You may also email your teacher directly with questions or feedback.
  • You will have indefinite access to this class.
“Wow!! I’ve done monotype printing before and even played a bit on the gelli plate, but this was game changing!” — Jenny
“I love how you create a mood for sharing even our mistakes.” — Corrine B.
“I have become an addict to the gelli plate after this tutorial. Can't stop HELP!!!!!” — Melva B.