Printmaking in Your Kitchen (six-session workshop)

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, Acrylic Photo Transfers using your Homemade Gelli Plate, and Relief Printing using a Linoleum Block. We will go over creating prints from the combination of techniques by layering the covered processes. Drawing into your prints using colored pencils and watercolors will also be encouraged. This is a great class to help you set up your home or personal studio for printmaking without a press.

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.

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 Friday, May 28.

The instructor will discuss supplies on the first day of class.

By week 2:

Supplies to create a Homemade Gelli Plate:

  • 12 ounces of glycerine
  • Seven packets of Knox unflavored gelatin
  • One 8″ by 8″ pan with a smooth bottom (other sizes are ok too)
  • Two 8.5” x 11” sheets of acetate


By week 3-5:

  • Recommended: Akua ink (1-3 colors). You can also opt to use acylic paints, or other printmaking inks you may already have.
  • One tube of acrylic paint
  • Variety of printmaking paper: (Mulberry paper, Stonehenge paper)
  • Hand Brayer
  • Plexi or glass surface for inking
  • Linoleum block
  • Linoleum cutter
  • Wooden spoon
  • Scrap paper
  • Pencil
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby oil for clean up
  • Cloth rags