This is a low-tech printing method that requires no press. It is printing plate made from gelatin like is used in Jello.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

Welcome to Gelli Plate printing! It’s so much fun you won’t be able to stop! 

This is a super easy process to make exquisite prints and decorated papers right at home. No previous printing knowledge is necessary to produce gorgeous, multi-hued, textured papers that can then enhance your collages, sketchbooks, greeting cards, gift tags or be a stand-alone piece of art. Each day the instructor will demonstrate a variety of techniques for use with the Gelli Plate. Then students will spend time experimenting with colors, techniques, layering and making their own stencils. We will end the week by making a soft-spine journal with a combination of hand and machine stitching using the fabulous papers made during the week.

Feel free to bring any of your favorite or special materials, papers, and/or unconventional tools. Otherwise all materials will be provided. This workshop is open to any skill level and would be great for educators, parents and teenagers, artists, and designers.

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Instructor: Marsha Shaw

Marsha Shaw is a printmaker and book artist living in San Luis Obispo.  She received an MFA in Printmaking from California College of the Arts in San Francisco and a B.A. in Art and M.A. in Painting from California State University Northridge. Shaw was the studio manager at Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio for 10 years, at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, where she taught printmaking workshops.