Gelatin Plate Printing for Collage

with Hope Amico
Wednesdays: July 10 & 17; 7–9pm CT

Gelatin plates are a versatile tool to experiment with monoprinting, a painterly printmaking process that creates subtle layers and textures. In this virtual workshop, learn a variety of monoprinting techniques to create unique textures and layers in your prints. Use drawing, mark-making, and printing techniques to create several experimental prints to be used as backgrounds, cut into shapes and elements for collage, and to add transparent layers. On the second night, we will look through what we created and discuss how to reproduce our favorite prints. Then, we will use our papers in collage and discuss other material options.

Participants are encouraged to make additional experimental prints between sessions to have ample material ready for the second night of the workshop.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 4 hours, Category A or D

$98/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$49 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships 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 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). 

Please note: Registration closes 7/5 at midnight (CT).