February 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
VIRTUAL: Beginning Gel Plate Printing

2:00-4:00PM PT / 5:00-7:00PM ET

Instructor:  Kelly Autumn

Gel plate printing is easy, user-friendly and really fun! This exciting new format can be done from a kitchen, a dining room table, an outdoor space or anywhere there is a flat surface to work on. What is a gel plate? It’s a flexible printing surface made of gelatin, vegetable glycerin, and water. When firm, this surface can yield unbelievable prints in the style of monotype printmaking. If you can make Jell-O at home, you can make your own “jelly” plate!

Before the workshop you’ll receive a kit containing much of what you’ll need — including ingredients and a video to show you how to make your jelly plate — and instructions to prepare your art table with a few backyard garden clippings like flowers, leaves and even native weeds. During the virtual workshop Kelly will show you how to develop and play with botanical plate textures and simple transfers using water-based acrylics. You’ll learn how to make your own colorful, abstract gelatin prints and have a blast doing it from your own home. If the beginning workshop gets you hooked, you can register for Intermediate Gel Plate Printing which will take place the following day. Or dive in and sign up for both classes in advance to save $10.

All students will receive the video recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for two weeks.  Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Kelly during the Zoom session.

Register by January 31st if you need the supply kit mailed to you.

Register by February 3rd to pick up your supply kit at the Sonoma Community Center.

View Complete Supply List HERE.

$45 Supply Kit Required
(+$10 shipping fee if necessary)

All Levels
Adults / Teens

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Kelly Autumn

Kelly Autumn



Kelly Autumn is a Northern California based multi-disciplinary artist originally from Santa Rosa. Kelly received her BA in Fashion & Textiles Design from San Francisco State University and spent the last two decades living and working as a creative within the Bay Area. In 2019, Kelly received certification in the field of Printmaking Arts from Diablo Valley College and served as a teaching assistant to her mentor Toru Sugita, Professor of Printmaking & Chair of the Diablo Valley College Art Department. In 2020, she completed a pop-up printmaking residency at the Sonoma Community Center. Kelly is a member of the California Society of Printmakers, and the Oakland Arts Association. She lives and works in Oakland, California.