Gelli Plate Printing


Sat 17 Aug

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Sat 17 Aug
10am – 4pm

Join local artist Frances Ryan for a creative day long Gelli Plate Printing Workshop. We’ll learn how to mono-print using gel plates and explore the layering of colour and printed texture. We’ll explore cut and torn stencils, create textures and images using found objects, and play with image transfer using photographs from magazines. We’ll learn about what papers and paints work best so that you can carry on creating if you’re hooked on this magical image transfer technique (you will be!). You’ll leave the workshop with a collection of experimental papers that you can use in other crafting projects, such as bookbinding, card making or collage, and a set of beautiful unique prints perfect for framing or gifting. We have a vast collection of materials, textures and objects for you to use, but you are very welcome to bring in your own collection of found objects, papers to collage and print, magazines… whatever inspires you!

About Your Tutor

Frances studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art and Design, Dundee and at Edinburgh College of Art, she works in collage using found images, vintage ephemera and mark making. In this world saturated with images, collage brings a focus on looking, on finding hidden narratives, on connected histories and shared experiences.

Frances has exhibited in Scotland, London, Belgium and the USA. She has won awards in 2001 (RSA student printmaker of the year) in 2019 (Visual Arts Scotland, Studio Faire Residency Award) and she has also been selected for several open exhibitions both online and actual and has been an award winner in a Kanyer Art Collection online open competition and has work in their ‘Contemporary Collage’ collection in the USA.

  • All tools are provided for use at the Gelli Plate Printing workshop and materials are included in the course cost
  • Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
  • All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
  • If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. As restrictions ease we might be able to add more spaces to some of our courses. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know
  • All of our workshops are held in our accessible studio at Craft Central, High Street, Dunblane, FK15 0EE
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your workshop we need at least three weeks notice and an administration fee will be applied. Please read our cancellation policy before booking

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