Printmaking 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. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

In observance of Memorial Day, this class will not meet May 31. A make-up session for the class will take place June 7.

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, March 11.

Required supplies (needed for week two):

  • 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; two 8.5” x 11” sheets of acetate

Required supplies (for weeks three through 10):

  • Akua ink (one-three colors)

  • Variety of printmaking paper: (Mulberry paper, Stonehenge paper)

  • Hand brayer

  • Plexi plate 5 x 7

  • Linoleum block 5 x 7

  • Linoleum cutter

  • Wooden spoon

  • Scrap paper

  • Pencil

  • Baby oil for clean up

  • Cloth rags

  • Optional: etching needle