Printing from gelatine plates is a type of monoprinting which is instant and effective without the need for a press. Using water based inks you will explore a range of different effects from bold colourful textures to more subtle colours and patterns. You will be encouraged to overprint layers and build up interesting compositions. Gelatine plates are easy to make and print from at home and you will also be given instructions on how to make the plates so you can carry on using the skills you’ve learned.
What experience do I need?
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners. Monoprinting from gelatine plates is a fun and easy way to introduce you to some printmaking techniques. Those with previous experience may wish to use the session to develop their skills or gain tutor advice and guidance.
What will I make?
You will come away from the workshop with a wide range of different monoprints from the gelatine plates printed on A4 cartridge paper.
Who is my tutor?
Kirstie Williams is a founding member of Leeds Print Workshop. She is a practising designer and printmaker creating both textile and paper based work. She studied MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art in 2010 and completed a PGCE teaching qualification at the University of Huddersfield in 2014. She is passionate about bringing together a new creative community in Leeds through the running and development of Leeds Print Workshop.
Do I need to bring anything?
All materials and equipment will be provided. If you have any found materials such as leaves, lace, threads, doilies etc feel free to bring them along as these all work well to create interesting textures and patterns.
Our workshops and courses look a little bit different as we ensure safe procedures are in place in light of Coronavirus. The changes we have made include;
- Requesting that students attend the workshop with a mask or face covering
- Hand sanitiser provided on entry
- Shared aprons will not be provided so please bring your own apron or wear old clothes to the workshop
- Fewer participants on courses, or using a larger space in the building where possible for some courses
If I can’t attend can I get a refund?
We will refund you if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the first session of the course, after this time no refunds will be issued. Please note Eventbrite’s booking fee is non refundable. By making a booking you are agreeing to our full course terms and conditions which can be found on our website here.
What if the course is cancelled?
We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings or if lockdown measures are put back in place). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.
Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible. By their nature, some printmaking processes involve an amount of physical effort. Leeds Print Workshop is based in a basement studio at Patrick Studios, a bespoke venue for artists operated by East Street Arts. It is fully wheelchair accessible, with a lift, larger than standard doors and disabled toilet facilities. We recognise that everybody’s accessibility needs may differ, therefore please email us at email@example.com to discuss any concerns you may have before booking. There is one dedicated disabled car parking space to the side of the building on Rider Street.
Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.