Gel Plate Printing Inspired by Nature

with Elaine Chu
Saturday, September 24; 1–3pm CT

In this virtual workshop, create stunning monoprints with leaves from your yard or houseplants. Learn experimental techniques with this fun medium, like how to mask off parts of an image during the inking process and how to make ghost impressions. Print a set of unique cards and then learn how to construct a sewn booklet using one of the cards as the cover.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 2 hours, Category B or D

$45/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $50 materials fee*
$25 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $50 materials fee*
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
*Shipping available within the continental US only

What you’ll need to participate

Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own materials from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the materials fee*).

Please note: Registration closes 9/12 at midnight (CT).