Gelatin Plate is a non-toxic, low-tech printmaking medium requiring no mechanical press. Luminous, multi-layered monotypes can be created using water-based acrylic paints. In this process, ink is applied to a plate of very concentrated pharmaceutical gelatin. Then, using subtractive techniques and touching the inked plate with various textural objects (plant material, found objects), images of photographic clarity can be produced. Masking, collagraphs and wiping are three techniques that are used in combination to create a spectacular result.

Gelatin Plate Monotype as a creative process is by nature very spontaneous and fast-paced.

A gelatin plate monotype.

Total cost for one adult is $75, with $25 deposit due upon enrollment (click email link below).