Monoprinting Workshop with Gelli Plates

This workshop will demonstrate a variety of methods for making unique, one-off prints called monotypes. Students will explore the endless possibilities for creating imagery, patterns, and rich, layered compositions using found objects–many collected from around the UC Berkeley campus, such as leaves and other natural materials–as well as painting and drawing techniques. These methods yield often unpredictable results, fueling experimentation and unexpected new directions. 

This workshop will take place outside the Berkeley Art Studio, weather permitting.

Course objectives and outcomes:

Students will:

  • Be introduced to the gelli plate method
  • Experiment and use textured objects as a means of ‘drawing’
  • Create handmade stencils and masks
  • Explore color and composition
  • Learn to rescue an ‘ugly print’


SpeedBall Brayer 6”

Gelli Printing Plate 8×10

Tag Board 9×12

Akua Ink- Lamp Black

Materials are available for purchase at the Berkeley Art Studio. You can also purchase materials from Blick. The link for the materials list is here.

Community: $120
Faculty, staff & alumni: $110
Current Students: $80

Early Fall Session Dates:

Day Date Times Instructor Location
Thursday 9/2-9/16 5:00–7:00pm Rebecca Rippon Berkeley Art Studio

Monoprinting Workshop with Gelli Plates
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Rebecca Rippon

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