gelli plate printmaking
Learn to use the Gelli plate and make unique and vibrant multi-layer monoprints by hand using slow-dry Golden OPEN acrylic paints!
In this workshop, learn how to apply paint onto a Gelli plate, create masks, incorporate stencils, layer translucent and opaque paints and build up multiple layers.
Students will create stacks of unique multi-layered prints that can be matted or framed or used in creating mixed media art. One thing is for sure: there will be both planned and spontaneous results!
About the instructor
Robin Sanford Roberts
Robin Sanford Roberts is an artist and theatrical scenic designer working in models and mixed media. She makes art in studio #5 at Art on 30th. She has designed scenery for multiple theatres including the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego Repertory, Denver Center Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage and Broadway.
She holds a degree in Architecture from LSU and a MFA in Scenic Design from UCSD. She also studied at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau and at Sir John Cass School of Art, London Polytechnic. Robin teaches and designs scenery for the undergraduate theatre department at USD.
“I have an obsession with old books and other ephemera. The fragments and bits of pieces come together to make a new piece. I enjoy working with pieces from the past that have a history of a previous life.”
"I’m not exaggerating to say that classes at Art on 30th are the most FUN and stimulating I’ve ever been to—and I’ve bene to many."