In this class, participants will explore the many uses of Geli plates (mono printing with out a press using soft gel “plates”) to create layered artwork on paper. Whether you want to create designs for bookmaking and collage or work on a narrative piece, this workshop offers a variety of techniques. We will use common, everyday items like lace, onion bags or wallpaper samples to explore the use of texture. We will create a "rainbow roll" for blended backgrounds and try gel mediums for transparency. You will also be able to design your own stencils and add repeatable images to your work. No previous experience is necessary to enjoy this creative process and all levels are welcome to join! All materials included. $85.00 class fee includes $65for tuition plus a $20 material fee.
Teacher: Sarah Shepley
Saturday, August 12 8:30am-1pm
Sarah Shepley is a full time artist and chaplain. She teaches bookmaking and printmaking throughout Maine and has recently begun a project in Ecuador, teaching art an an orphanage in Cuenca . She has been working with Geli plates for over 5 years and has developed a few distinct techniques.