Gel Plate Printing Introduction at Salford Makers

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Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Introduction to Gel Plate Printing with Natural Form / Half Day Workshop
Sally Gilford

Introduction to Gel Plate Printing with Natural Form / Half Day Workshop at Salford Makers, Chapel Street, 27 April 2019, from £40 - Book now

Learn the basic techniques of gel plate printing with Salford Makers artist Sally Guilford. You will be using natural materials such as plants and leaves to create delicate pastoral designs. The workshop begins with a foraging session, in which the materials you’ll use to create your prints will be collected. As well as your gathered objects you are welcome to bring your own materials. These must be lightweight objects such as flowers, feathers, lace or something similar so as to allow the technique to work. You’ll also learn how to create textures and patterned surface prints. The workshop lasts approximately three hours and starts at 11 am. Light refreshments will be provided and you can look forward to printing in a relaxed environment as the atmosphere is more that of a laid back workshop than a serious art class.

The artist who will be showing you the way with gel printing is Sally Gilford, a printed textile specialist, whose studio is based at Salford Makers. Her work can be found in both digital and hand printed form, meaning that as well as producing bespoke one-offs she can also produce prints to order. Currently, Sally is part of >thread{}, a collaboration which uses data processing and human biodata to create patterned imagery. As a creative practitioner, she encourages self-expression and creative experimentation through her particular interest in multidisciplinary art forms. As an artist who has been leading workshops for 10 years, her experience helps you to produce the best pieces that are personally possible within the studio time. This Gel Plate Printing workshop is a brilliant way of getting back in touch with nature without having to spend too much time in the wintery weather. Be sure to check out the Salford Makers website for more workshops, artists and find out about their upcoming projects.

Introduction to Gel Plate Printing with Natural Form / Half Day Workshop at Salford Makers, Chapel Street

27 April 2019
From £40