Easy botanical prints with a gel plate April 16th – FREE workshop

Botanicals and the Gelli plate are a natural combo! You’ll get fantastic and original results in acrylic or watercolor with this easy printing method. Sharon Giles will be your guide.

FREE instruction but bring your own supplies – We will bring extra Gelli plates and brayers, but please let us know if you need to borrow one.

Supplies required:

paper (can be almost any type of art paper except glossy or yupo, and even copy paper and deli paper works). Or even print in your art journal.
paper towels
water container
spray bottle
Gelli plate (can borrow)
brayers (can borrow)

cut botanicals — flatter items like leaves and flower petals work best You can even use fake leaves.

Paint can be acrylic, gouache or watercolor (tubes only, paint in wc pans isn’t thick enough). Any color, including metallics.

Optional: stencils, stamps, mark-making tools, brushes, feathers, string

Apron or wear grunge clothes

Some videos to inspire you: https://youtu.be/sSAo6Z4LiOs

To register, contact Sharon at info@irvingart.org or register on Meetup. (a meetup account is free)

Classes & workshops are conducted in a Safe environment – We will be observing quarantine measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, and anti-infection procedures. Registration will be required for our art activities, and class size will be limited to 10 people. No drop-ins.