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Start DateSelf-Paced Workshop. All course materials are open and available upon enrollment.


Lessons4 Lessons (3 Lessons + 1 BONUS Lesson) 
Enrollment Length

Enrollment open continuously

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Skill Level/Prerequisites                                             

Beginner, but all levels welcome!
Classroom Includes

This class includes instructional videos, downloadable  PDF tutorials, downloadable templates, forums, and student gallery. If you have any questions regarding your ability to view course materials, please see Shirley Pando's Workshop FAQ's. 

Other Information

Within 48 hours of verified payment, during normal business days/hours, student will receive an email invitation to the private website classroom.

Students will have unlimited access to the classroom.

The Art of the Gelli Plate

with Shirley Pando

Self-Paced Workshop

The Art of the Gelli Plate 

Shirley Pando

The Art of the Gelli Plate

with Shirley Pando

Course Description

The Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate is all the rage right now and I know why. It makes printing super easy and loads of fun! I love using it to create colorful and unique backgrounds on paper (and fabric!) for art journals, cards, and other mixed media projects. If you have been dying to find out what this crafty tool is all about, now’s your chance! Come join me as we create beautiful layered prints using the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate. This will be a wonderfully painty adventure in monoprinting!

 During this workshop students will:

  • Learn the use, care, and storage of the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.
  • Learn which types of paints and papers work best with monoprinting.
  • Use repurposed items to create prints.
  • Create handmade stencils, stamps, and masks to create prints.
  • Make single and multiple prints on various types of paper.
  • Learn how to rescue “ugly” prints.
  • Use the prints made in class to create cards and either an art journal page or collaged canvas.

**During the Bonus 4th Lesson, students will:

  • Learn which paints and fabrics work best for monoprinting.
  • Create single and multiple prints on fabric.
  • Use one of the fabric prints to create a no-sew fused fabric tote!

Course Syllabus:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate – Storage, Care and General Use; Paints, Papers, and Tools; Creating Your First Prints.
  • Lesson 2: Create Handmade Stencils, Stamps, and Masks; Use Your Handmade Tools and Repurposed Items to Create Loads of Prints.
  • Lesson 3: Create Projects with Printed Papers – Cards and Either an Art Journal Page or Canvas.
  • Lesson 4 (BONUS): Acrylic vs. Textile Paints, Fabrics; Printing on Fabric; Create a No-Sew Fused Fabric Tote. 

Student Feedback

"Before taking course I was not sure what paints and papers I could use and how to use the Gelli Plate. Now I do. Any beginner would benefit from this class. I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot. Thank you Shirley" ~ Brithzi, previous Gelli Plate student

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