JULY 18, 2020
Instructor: Kelly Autumn
Get ready for the greatest DIY hack of Spring: gel printmaking in your own kitchen with a plate made from Jello! Well, actually, it’s gelatin printmaking, but it’s fun for the whole family. Using a few ingredients, you can pour your own plate, refrigerate it overnight, and print the next day. So there’s some prep time, but the rewards are great!
Once you’ve made your gelatin plate, Kelly will show you how to print flowers and clippings onto paper. Her lesson will demonstrate how to mix inks to achieve desired colors and how to add dimension and variety to your work. Watch Kelly in action: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_tbLFqhRNO/
If you wish to bypass the first step, it is possible to purchase pre-made gel plates online.
Kelly Autumn is a multi-disciplinary, self-taught artist, turned printmaker originally from Santa Rosa. She has spent the last two decades living and working as a creative within the East Bay. A former shop owner, she has a BA in Fashion & Textiles from San Francisco State University. Kelly has Certiﬁcation in Printmaking Arts from Diablo Valley College and was the Teaching Assistant to Toru Sugita, Professor of Printmaking Arts & Chair of the Diablo Valley College Art Department. She received a Presidents Award from DVC for her Mixed Media work, and is currently represented by the Compound Gallery in Oakland. Recently Kelly completed a printmaking residency at the Sonoma Community Center in January 2020.