Gelli Plate Printing – Beginners


Gelli Plate Monoprint – Printing without a press. October 2019

Saturday 5th October 2019
11am – 3pm


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Gelli Plate printing – Beginner’s Course – October

Are you a primary school teacher, educator or facilitator looking for a safe, quick process to use in classrooms or pass on to others? Perhaps you’re new to printmaking or looking to expand or refresh your printmaking skills? Join designer and print-maker Kirstie Williams for this hands-on, practical session that will explore mono-type and mono-print techniques without the need for a press!

Using a Gelli plate, paper stencils and a variety of found objects, you will explore composition, colour, pattern and texture. The plate itself is a flexible yet durable surface made of a thick single layer of gelatin and completely reusable if it is cleaned after each use – perfect to continue your ideas after this session. This is a very playful technique which allows for lots of creativity and fun experimentation!

Experience level

This course is suitable for beginners and well as those looking to learn a new printmaking technique or who want a process refresher.

Your tutor

Kirstie Williams is a practicing designer and printmaker. She works as a Lecturer in Textiles at Shipley College and also teaches creative workshops around Yorkshire. Kirstie previously taught on adult Short Courses in Printmaking and Textiles at Leeds College of Art (now Leeds Arts University) and worked as a Print Technician, supporting students on a range of degree programmes. She gained an MA in Textile Design from Chelsea College of Art in 2010 and completed a PGCE for Further and Higher Education in 2014. Sustainability plays a strong role in her design process and she explores Slow Design philosophies through making, emphasising slowness in the creation and consumption of products to instill quality and foster traditions.

Kirstie is also a founder and committee member of Leeds Print Workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio located in the centre of Leeds. Established in 2016, LPW aims to offer affordable printmaking facilities to people in Leeds and surrounding areas and also bring new people to the medium through a range of printmaking workshops and courses.

What’s included?

All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.

What’s next?

After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here:

Small print

Cancellations and refunds

If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee.

We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.

We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.


If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.

Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.

Cancellation by WYPW

West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavor to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.


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