Artworks Downtown - Gelli Plate Monoprints with Liz Schiff


Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time: 10:30 am–12:30 pm

Phone: (415) 451-8119

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to making monoprints using a Gelli plate and Speedball water-soluble block inks.  The Gelli printing plate is made of a gel-like substance with a sensitive surface that invites endless experimentation and reuse. The Gelli plate is perfect for use with brayers, brushes, stencils, and found flat objects. The Speedball inks easily allow for layering, lifting, drawing, and other post-printing embellishments. Prints are hand pulled without the need of a press.

All materials will be provided, including paper, Speedball water-soluble block inks, brayers, and a 5x7 inch Gelli plate for each participant.  As part of the materials fee, participants keep the reusable Gelli plate for use after the workshop. 

No previous printing or painting experience is required to have fun with the Gelli plate!

If you happen to have previous printing or painting experience and want to bring some of your own tools such as small brayers and brushes, you are encouraged to do so.  All participants are encouraged to bring a variety of flat (no thicker than 1/16th of an inch) textured objects with them such as dried leaves, grasses, string, stencils, textured paper, etc.  We will also have other flat materials on hand.

Space is limited - must register and pay in full no later than Friday, February 17, 2017

RSVP to Ellen Leo at Art Works Downtown 415.451.8119 or email

Special Notes

Workshop is free for AWD Artist Members. $25 for non-members + Materials Fee: $20. Every workshop attendee must pay a $20 materials fee. Artworks Downtown is located at 1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael CA 94901