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Beginning Gel Plate Printing

August 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

When you register for this class, you will receive a 20% discount coupon in the confirmation that can be applied to the Next-Level Gel Plate Printing class.

Have you heard about the latest trend in printmaking called gel printing? Explore this hands-on, playful Gelli plate monotype method that will encourage your creativity to flow and flourish. This reusable, silicone printing plate can be used anywhere there is a flat surface to work on. Learn to make one-of-a-kind prints without the use of a mechanical printing press!

This fun, short format workshop will teach you how to layer water soluble acrylic using a variety of techniques and tools to create vibrant abstract works on paper. Experiment with textures and basic masking techniques using repurposed fiber, plants, stencils, discarded packaging materials and more! You will leave this workshop having produced a variety of prints that stand alone or can be developed further in mixed media projects. This is a great class for beginners or even more experienced artists who are interested in learning a new technique. Come and experience the joys of Gelli printing and leave with a stack of beautiful prints!

No prior printmaking experience is necessary.

Kelly Autumn

Instructor / Artist

Kelly Autumn is a Northern California multidisciplinary artist based in Oakland and Santa Rosa. Kelly received her BA in Fashion & Textile Design from San Francisco State University and her AA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Printmaking from Diablo Valley College. She is an exhibiting artist throughout the Bay Area. Since 2020, Kelly has been an Artist in Residence with the Sonoma Community Center and currently works as an instructor and creative coordinator within the Youth Arts and Print Studio programs at the Center. She is also a teaching artist with the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and serves on the Board of Directors of the California Society of Printmakers.

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

Date: Saturday, August 19th, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions: 1
Instructor: Kelly Autumn
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Ages: Adult, 16+
Skill Level: Beginner
Sliding Scale: $35 / $55 / $75
Materials Fee: $20
Financial aid available

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