ACA025

Gelli printing: FULL

Online South

Who is this course for?

This course may suit you if you have an interest in learning about developing your skills in using gelli prints for journaling, cards , craft or printmaking. No previous experience is required and you do not have to be able to draw. There are no wrongs or mistakes!!

These are interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around Printmaking and Gelli printing. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.

This course is suitable for beginners and those wanting to expand their craft or printmaking

Course content

You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.

Using a gelli plate, your own stencils, textures from recycling and layering, you will build a series of unique images that can be be used as finished pieces of art or be used for journaling or cards. In this extended course, we will also visit monoprint painting techniques.

During this workshop you will be guided on how to use the equipment and master the techniques, experimenting with layering colour, texture and creating abstract pieces and some realistic imagery. Ideas of how to use the pieces will be given and there will be examples and ideas to help, but your own personal journey can be explored.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.

You will have a break of a week to try the methods out and build confidence.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.

A gelli plate available online, a minimum size of A5. A set of acrylic paints, smooth surfaced paper of any quality, scissors, printer /thin paper for stencils, found recycling such as bubble wrap, textured plastics and metal inner seals for coffee, toilet roll inners and textured kitchen roll. Flat leaves and flowers (no thorns) can make good stencils. Cotton buds are useful. Brushes for the monoprinting. A print roller (to apply the paint). A tray for the roller, this can be a smooth flat surface such as an acrylic sheet, an old tile or a recycled cold meat tray. Kitchen roll and a cup of water for cleaning and something to protect the table.

You can work from a small table at home, where you can spread out the list above, comfortably. You will need space to put your prints to one side to dry.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.

You will have a break of a week to try the methods out and build confidence.

About the tutor

Carolyn Shaw started working at Learn Devon in February 2020, teaching a range of Art techniques. She had worked in both Manchester and New Zealand for over 20 years, as a teacher of Art and Design in High Schools, in Tertiary and with adults. She has successfully created and sold her own printmaking. Carolyn returned to the UK to live in 2019 and chose Devon.

When not producing her own work, Carolyn spends lots of time with her rescue dog, swims and tries to surf on her longboard. She is rediscovering the landscapes of Britain and travels around in her mini campervan. She is also loving being nearer to old friends and family.

Carolyn loves teaching Art and enjoys the moments when people create something that excites them or say ‘I didn’t think I could do that’. She thinks it is important to allow people to see that Art is accessible and her classes should be a place of experimentation, support and enjoyment, where the experienced and the novice can both succeed.

DayThursday
Start date25 Feb 2021
End date01 Apr 2021
Start time19:00
End time21:00
CostFree
Concessions not available
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