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Gelatine Plate Printing

Gelatine plates make a superb printing surface which is also easy to use.  During this workshop you will use a Gelatine Plate and natural inspiration from Winterbourne to mono-print from, creating interesting textures, shapes and motifs layered up to create beautiful papers and fabric that you can take away and which can be crafted with.

Some papers and fabric will be provided, but please do bring your own papers too (for example, old music scores, tissue paper, nice gift wrap, or fabric pieces, all up to A4 size).

Claire will have prepared the gelatine plates for use on the day, but will also provide the information you need to make your own at home.  You will also learn methods such as: the additive method, multicolours, masking with stencils, stamps and natural objects, making textures with embossed papers and found objects, mono-printing and faux chine-colle.  You will learn these skills mono-printing onto paper and then have some fabric for a final piece or two.  Embroidery threads will be available for those who wish to embellish their prints later in the day.

Wear old clothing as Acrylic paint will be used which can stain clothing.

Pre-booking is essential.  Tickets can be purchased in the Winterbourne shop or via the Book Now button on this page.

Gelatine Printing by Claire Leggatt

Claire is a colour, pattern and print loving painter and designer.  She studied Fashion and Textiles before training as a primary school teacher, but now combines making her own art with teaching art and design to all ages.  Learn more about Claire Leggett, who is currently Artist in Residence at Winterbourne, here.

Had an absolutely fabulous day“, “very enthusiastic teacher” – comments from participants at Claire Leggett’s Appliqué Pictures workshop in March 2018.

Our courses are suitable for 18 years or above.  If you have any questions, please contact us using the Ask a Question button on this page.