Make Beautiful Gelatin Prints
Give yourself the right tools, lots of practice, quality support and
you will gain confidence, build solid skills, and create beautiful prints.
You may have heard of gelatin printmaking, but you are not sure about how it is done. You may wonder how is it possible to do this in my own home/studio. What kind of tools are needed? You are in the right place.
Monotype printmaking on the gelatin plate is the best way to make delicate marks without having a press.You will learn to explore the textures and shapes of found object tools so you can move beyond your drawing skills.
Now success is within your reach:
One student’s experience in Make Monotypes – I wanted to take this class for quite a while, but as I had already experimented a fair bit with a gel plate, I wasn’t sure how much I’d learn.
My friend, a bookbinding instructor took the class a while back, and spoke very highly of it. She really enjoyed it and learned a lot. And I had seen some of her prints that she incorporated into her bookmaking projects.
I’m very glad I took the course – it was exactly what I wanted- it encouraged me to use my own images and experiment with found objects and stencils/masks I created myself.
So many other books, videos and blog posts focused on use of commercial stencils and other products. I really appreciate that this course focuses on finding or making one’s own tools!
You will be amazed at how much you learn from Linda. Each day she shows you techniques, through her very informative videos. You can play the videos again and again to further understand the process.
I learned the basics – making a plate, rolling ink (this took some practice!) and pulling a print. I am pleased with this. I feel that I can really move on and explore this technique in greater depth on my own.
Marsha Hardin Reske – Make Monotypes
You’re an artist/maker
- Who likes to work at home.
- You like to listen to your own ideas, but you know that you thrive with support from others.
- You have the time and space to explore gelatin printmaking now.
Make Monotypes is the culmination of 8 years of experimentation with gelatin printmaking. I created this course to share with you the tricks and techniques that I have learned about printing with the gelatin plate.
I want to support you in your own printmaking journey. I want you to love this unpredictable process, as much as I do.
I have taught artists from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, and 15 other countries.
As a member of Make Monotypes you get:
- 4 weeks of video lessons, every Monday thru Friday you will receive a private video
- These are 40+ short, actionable videos
- Anytime access to classroom for 6 months after the course ends
- Ability to download all material for life long personal use
- Answers to your questions and person help as requested
- Dedicated time to explore this monotype printmaking process
- Continued support from your colleagues in the Private Facebook Group
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to make beautiful prints?
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The Schedule – Make Monotypes – online printmaking course
Week 1 – Jump in and make the printing plate. Get to know all about masking stencils.
Week 2 – Explore Texture – find and create mark-making tools that are used to lift off or apply ink to the plate. The inspired by your surroundings and make several tools of your own.
Week 3 – Combine and Control – This week take those marks, prints and images to a more developed a more controlled or satisfying monotype prints on paper. Learn to create and use a masking frame.
Week 4 – Papers and Possibilities – Consider the substrates and surfaces that you are printing on. We will learn about refreshing and restoring the plate. We will make decisions about finishing prints and make a plan for continuing the series of monotype prints. Make a commitment to your continued growth and success.
Here’s what some students are saying about printing classes with Linda Germain:
I am delighted at how well organized the class is and how much I am learning. Linda, you are a wonderful teacher. THANKS. Each lesson is well thought out, and the videos are easy to understand. I truly appreciate your interest in each student’s development. It has been absolutely perfect, and I am so grateful that you offered this class online. I hope you offer an advanced class sometime soon!Elenor Martin Austria – Make Monotypes
Margery Jennings, Make Monotypes
I bought Nancy Marculewicz’s Gelatin Printmaking book in 2006, but I was not sure how certain effects were obtained. Now, I know how to create the effects and results that I want. Before, my gelplate dried out too fast. The glycerin and gelatin recipe is much stronger and longer lasting. I have already told people how amazing this course is (was) and that you are the most wonderful teacher. I was impressed with your involvement. I expected one lesson a week and was surprised by the 5 short lessons a week. I could better absorb all the information and practice everything.
After class ended I bought the commercial gel plate. I was surprised that I like how the homemade plate works better. Still printing and exploring the process.
Sanet Richter – S. Africa – Make Monotypes