Gel plate printing and collage creation with Helen Martin


Saturday 17th August, 10 - 4pm, £75.

During this workshop we will cover the basics of printing with a gel plate. Using the gel plate, we will create a variety of printed papers and then use these papers to create an abstract collage, based on an image that appeals to us – eg a landscape or still life.

Please bring with you a small selection of images, eg postcards, photos, magazine pages etc which feature images that you are drawn to. One of them will be chosen to be the inspiration for the collage you will make in the afternoon.

We will examine our chosen image to help us choose the colour palette we will work with, to influence the textures and patterns we will create on our collage papers and to look for shapes that we wish to use in our collage.

All materials are provided. We will be using acrylic paints which can stain so please wear non-precious clothing and/or bring an apron. Please also bring your lunch – hot & cold drinks and biscuits will be provided.

Helen Martin is a very keen gel plate printer and abstract collage artist, who describes her style of working as 'painting with paper'. Her work can be seen at Studio 3 Gallery at Clevedon Craft Centre, and on her Instagram page @alifeincollage