Printing Without a Press

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.

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

  • Hand brayer

  • 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