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Gelli Plate Printing Workshop


Date: 8 September 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST


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Join us for a stress free and relaxing workshop here @:Toolerstone where you will learn Gelli Plate Printing techniques with our tutor Clare Cosens. Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple and fun without the need for a printing press. The gratification is immediate and each print is truly unique.

During this workshop you will explore a variety of Gelli Plate Printing techniques. You will experiment with a variety of materials to explore texture and use botanical stems or stencils to mask and layer colour. You will complete the morning session having produced a variety of prints that stand alone or can be developed further during the afternoon session where you will explore mixed media techniques.

Clare will support and guide you through this process and help you to achieve your desired results. This workshop is suitable for both beginners or people with more experience that are looking to develop their skills.

About the Tutor

Clare Cosens is a surface pattern designer and print maker that takes inspiration from nature. Her work uses botanical forms that she collects on family walks to create one-off Gelli Plate prints, these are later scanned and digitally layered to create pattern designs. These designs are then individually printed onto a variety of homeware products at her home studio in Cheshire.

Clare is an experienced Art & Design teacher in the FE sector and has spent many years delivering and developing a variety of creative workshops suited to all abilities. Clare exhibits her work with Country Living Magazine at RHS Tatton and Harrogate Christmas Fair.

Timetable of the day

09:30 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10:00 Introduction to Gelli Plate Printing techniques
10:30 Time to start your work
11:30 Coffee will be served
11:45 Continue with the workshop and work at your own pace
13:00. Delicious homemade, seasonal lunch in the refectory
14:00 Enhance your prints with mixed media techniques
15.15 Refreshments will be served
16:30. Workshop ends but, your love off all things creative will continue

What is included?

  • All materials & tools
  • Aprons are provided for the day if required
  • Seasonal refreshments & a delicious lunch
  • Free onsite car parking
  • The most important bit, your prints are yours to keep & take home

What do I need to bring?

Just a smile and a willingness to learn.

Experience level

We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to the enthusiastic professional!

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