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 new, inexpensive product called 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.
Lesson 1: Bands of Color and Texture
Lesson 2: Stencils, Stamping & Brayer Drawing
Lesson 3: Glazing, Sink Work and “The Finish”
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 totally free. To access it, simply click on the Add to Cart button and go through the checkout process. You’ll be able to take this class in your Online Classroom. And if you liked this class, be sure to checkout the other free Kids Art Week classes as well some of our paid classes.