Printing in Your Kitchen

This online class utilizes some of the materials you already have in your kitchen to print without a press. We will be covering Monotype using a Homemade Gelli Plate, Relief printing using a Linoleum Block, and Drypoint using a Plexi Plate. We will go over creating prints from the combination of techniques by layering the covered processes. We will create prints using a 5” x 7” plate size. Drawing into your prints using colored pencils and watercolors will also be encouraged.

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Aug. 12. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, August 26.

Required supplies:

  • Akua ink starter kit

  • Paper: Mulberry paper (three sheets) and Stonehenge paper ( two sheets) 22″ x 33″

  • Supplies to create a homemade gelli plate: (a) 12 ounces of glycerine (b) seven packets of Knox unflavored gelatin (c) one 8″ by 8″ pan with a smooth bottom

  • Two 8.5” x 11” sheets of acetate

  • Plexi plate 5″ x 7″

  • Linoleum block 5″ x 7″

  • Etching needle

  • Linoleum cutter

  • Metal spoon

  • Tarletan or akua wipes

  • Printer/copy paper and or scrap paper

  • Pencil

  • Baby oil or vegetable oil for clean up

  • Cloth rags or paper towels for clean up

  • Hand brayer