WORKSHOPS | GELATIN PRINTMAKING
DIY GELATIN PRINTMAKING - WHAT IS IT?
Put simply, it's a flexible printing surface made of knox gelatin, vegetable glycerin, and water. And believe it or not, when firm, this jelly mold can yield unbelievable prints in the style of monotype printmaking. Printing from home has now become full of new possibilities without the use of a machine press.
Since Shelter in Place began I've been busy developing and transitioning my art practice off community presses, and into this exciting new format which can safely be done from a kitchen, a dining room table, an outdoor space or anywhere there is a flat surface to work on. This method known as gelatin printing is easy, user-friendly and really fun! It's great for all ages, new artists, and more experienced ones too. If you can make jello at home, I promise, you can make your own jelly plate!
My affordable workshop will teach you the basics of how to make a durable DIY plate for a fraction of the cost of commercial brand ones using three simple ingredients. I'll explain how to prep your art table with a few backyard garden clippings like flowers, leaves and even native weeds. I will also show you how to develop and play with botanical plate textures and simple transfers using water-based acrylics and other spreadable art mediums. You will learn how to make your own colorful, abstract gelatin prints and have a blast doing it while printing from nature inside your own home. It's one of the most exciting DIY art hacks I've ever worked with, and I'm excited to share it with a wider audience.
If you are interested in attending or booking one of my future Zoom workshops, send me a personal message from here or on my contact page, and I'll add you to my list for the next upcoming scheduled date. Until then, be sure to watch my "How to Make Your Own DIY Gelatin Plate" video on YouTube featured below. The lovely team at the Sonoma Community Center helped me put this reel together, and it's a great tutorial for how to get started on your own!
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MY SONOMA PRINTMAKING RESIDENCY
January 2020 I completed my first artist printmaking residency with the Sonoma Community Center. As a native of Sonoma County, I was glad to be able to have this nurturing artist experience so close to home. It was an amazing way to start the new year and I learned so much about my process. Lucky for me I've been able to stay on and visit from time to time when I need a break from the Bay Area!