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“Escapades in Collage with Gelli Plate Prints” 3 day Workshop with Anna George — Studio 2 — Fridays 1-4pm Starts 3/31

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am

Escapades in Collage with Gelli Plate Prints

Get ready for twists and turns in artist, Anna George’s mixed media collage workshop, meeting Friday afternoons in Studio Two on March 31, April 7, and April 14th.

Begin your adventure making art paper and fine art collage pieces using acrylic paints provided by artist, Anna George. The sky is the limit in this series of three sessions. Enjoy demonstrations each session. No experience is necessary.

We begin with a fun look at elements that constitute a print, a collage, and mixed media. The class will focus on paint-to-paper monoprints, using techniques like negative imaging where light and dark are reversed, multiple passes, sectioning, and color combining that will allow for playful experiment and gorgeous results.

A “Gelli” plate is a rectangle about a half inch thick with springy resilience akin to firm gelatin. It has the ability to retain on its smooth surface acrylic color we apply in layers. The colors then  release in various ways. The results are delightful and can be unpredictable in welcome ways.

Learn to arrange and integrate color and texture to achieve richness in a range of results from spare and simple to multi-layered. We will explore as we wish–abstract, representational, and all that’s in between. Tuition is $170 for three sessions and includes materials, plus a closing review with refreshments. Nonresidents fee is 190.

Participants will have use of an 8” x 10” gel plate provided by the instructor for large or small work. Provided each week are initial practice materials and high-quality materials, including copy print paper, rice paper, card stock, plus a few exotic papers, numerous stencils, inks, and large stamps, plus surprises. Each may bring texture-producing ingredients along with their own scissors, gloves, and possibly an apron or smock. Quality papers from high end magazines and books can make good starting points.



Gateway Art Studio 1
1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek
CA, CA 94595 United States