Community Workshop: The Remarkable Gelli Print

The Gelliplate is a printing plate made out of gelatin and glycerin. By combining everyday ingredients, you can make your own flexible, re-usable, washable surface for printing without a press. The Gelliplate, also known as a hectograph, was created during WWI for replicating tests and written letters. We are bringing it back to life at Spudnik Press to utilize its special properties for accessible and experimental printing. This workshop, led by Fellows Eliz Kaple and Darian Longmire, will begin by revealing the secret ingredients to plate making and then explore drawing and using stencils to produce spontaneous images on both paper and objects.

This community workshop welcomes those with little or no printmaking experience, teaching artists looking for new classroom projects, as well as experienced printers seeking new DIY methods.