Gel Plate Printing Inspired by Nature

with Elaine Chu
Tuesday, August 24; 4:30-6:30pm 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)
$25 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
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.

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 supplies 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).

Please note: Registration closes 8/15 at midnight (CT).