Fun With Gelli Arts® Printing Plates, June 22

I’ve been having a great time getting ready for our first fun class at Macy’s!

On June 22, I’ll be introducing the fun of casual printmaking using gelatin plates to a group at Macy’s in Colonie Center.  Here’s the blurb:

Creative Fun with Paint and Print!

Anyone can discover the fun of printing withthe amazing Gelli® plate from GelliArts®. You will make striking one-of-a-kind artwork with joyful colors and textures.  Kathy will help you craft prints that may be framed, collaged, or scrapbooked in to an art journal.  You will take home your personal artwork boldly printed on to a colorful tote bag!

Kathy Klompas is an engaging artist who has journeyed from textiles to printmaking, using her vivid sense of color and form to create breathtaking works on paper and fabric.  She is owner of Ragged Edge Printmaking Studio, a full function community art facility conveniently located in Cohoes, offering facilities, classes and support for local artists.  Her signature hand-printed silk scarves are available locally at Departures Gallery, Albany Institute of History and Art, Elissa Halloran Designs.

Reservations only require buying a $25 Macy’s gift card, which you can then use to purchase anything in the store.

Gelatin printmaking is quick, interactive and playful.  Simply by freely applying color to a special plate and then printing it on to any surface you create personalized, unique works of art.

I made these sample bags using monoprint techniques like stencils and overprinting which come fast and easy with these great gelatin plates.    It’s a process that is quick to learn, simple to apply, but also holds endless possibilities to discover.

It is always thrilling for me to see people get excited as they begin to understand how much fun it is to create with the power of gelatin plates.   The room fills with smiles and laughter, everyone sharing the play as they make art they can’t wait to take home and show to their friends and family.

Below is a gallery of my personal work using Gelli Arts® printing plates that may offer inspiration, but I hope to you come and join us on June 22 to make your own signature art!


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