Gel Plate Printing+Mixed Media Collage 3 day Workshop with Anna George_____October 12, 19 and 26.

Gel plate printing and mixed media collage workshop

with Anna George 

October 12, 19, 26th


Make exciting art paper and fine art pieces with acrylics provided by artist, Anna George, in this series of three sessions on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm until 4:30pm. Enjoy demonstrations each session in Studio One at Gateway. No experience is necessary.


The series opens with a fun look at elements that constitute a print, a collage, and mixed media. The class will focus on direct printing, negative imaging where light and dark are reversed, multiple passes, sectioning, color combining, texture, and assembly. A gel plate is a rectangle about a half inch thick with springy resilience akin to firm gelatin. It has the ability to retain acrylic color in layers that release in various combinations. The results are delightful and can be unpredictable in welcome ways.


Members will explore ways to achieve richness in a range of results from spare and simple to multi-layered. Participants can try abstract, representational, or both. Tuition for Members is $165, $185 for Guests, for three sessions and includes a closing review with refreshments.


Both practice materials and high-quality materials are included. Participants will use an 8” x 10” gel plate for large or small work provided by the instructor. Print paper, rice paper, plus a few exotic papers, numerous stencils, large stamps, plus surprises, will also be provided. Each may supplement with whatever texture-producing ingredients they collect and bring, along with their own pair of scissors, gloves, and possibly an apron or smock.


Anna George is an artist who has been immersed in art-making and teaching for decades on both coasts. Enjoyment and a little levity accompany the learning in her workshops and classes, where everyone celebrates all the creativity in the room.


Click on the class if you are registering as a Member or as a Guest. Or register by sending a check made out to RAA to Anna George, 2956 Tice Creek Drive #3, Walnut Creek 94595, please include phone number and email address to hear from the instructor prior to the sessions. Call (925) 783 9000 with any questions. See some of her work at

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Anna George, Instructor

Anna studied fine art in two east coast colleges and universities and has exhibited since. She opened a gallery in San Francisco, and received awards. After leaving her big, bright studio on the Berkeley, Oakland border, Anna moved a bit east where she has offered classes year-round for over ten years. In 2013 she launched and began hosting Wednesday evening RAA Soirées des Artistes; she currently works on canvas, linen, silk and in mixed media. For oils and acrylics and for mixed media call George at 925 783 9000 and see For painted silkwear, In Anna's words, "In art there is heart."