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    PRINTING CLASS: Beginner Gelli Printing - Mono Printing

    Add Optional Extra Gelli Plates to Take Home

    A monoprint is a print that is one of a kind. In this class we will experiment with Gelli printing. Sounds weird. Yeah. It is. Using a print block made of a gelatinous material, we'll ink them up and make some gorgeous prints using color and texture and stencils. You will leave with a stack of gorgeous papers that you can use as backgrounds for other art pieces, cut them out into mobiles or garlands, bind them into a sketchbook - or anything else you can dream up.

    All supplies will be provided and if you would like to bring some items to make textures, feel free. Flowers and leaves make great prints! Wear something appropriate to paint in. We'll have aprons for you to use, but we don't want you to ruin your favorite outfit.

    This class is similar to our previous Gelli Printing class with a few changes - it's an hour longer! We've combined our two previous Gelli printing classes into one & extended the time. We'll also now be covering image transfers since there has been a lot of interest in that aspect of the craft. And finally, you have the option of purchasing a Gelli plate with your ticket at a 20% discount. You don't need to purchase a plate. You can use the ones available in class but if you already know you'll want to take one home - reserve one and pick it up when you come for class.
    We will cover: 
    • Making backgrounds
    • Using stencils
    • Printing botanicals
    • Doing impressions in the plate to print objects
    • Making stamps out of cardboard and hot glue
    • Image transfers

    This class will take place at Monster. Our address is 1716 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107. It's at the intersection of 17th and NW Market Street - kitty corner from Mighty-O Donuts.

    Please arrive about 15 minutes before class begins. 

    If you cannot attend class for any reason, we will offer an exchange to another class currently on our schedule up to 48 hours before the class. After that time, no refunds or exchanges are issued out of respect for our teachers who purchase and prepare supplies based on the number of attendees.

    Our current Covid protocol is that anyone attending an event can email us at to let us know they prefer that people wear masks up to 72 hours before the event begins. Your request is anonymous to all the other participants.

    Attendees will receive an email before the class to let them know If we will be requiring masks be worn.

    About the Instructor

    Rosalie Gale is most well known for co-inventing Shower Art: waterproof art to hang in your shower. She and her husband, Doug, own Ugly Baby & Monster and have been making a living creating really dumb art pieces for longer than anyone really expected. 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
    Christie McMearty
    Gelli Prints

    On the one hand I enjoyed the experience yet on the others hand having been completely new to gel printing I would have loved teaching on techniques and how to achieve certain effects through seeing examples and then through hands on where personal creativity comes in. Helpful tips were thrown out at random which are hard to digest when you’re in the middle of something already.

    Clarice Hutchison
    Fantastic to create with friends!

    This was a delightful afternoon and I might even take the class again! I would suggest a little more detailed intro to Gelli printing for newbies who sometimes want more info to feel confident getting started.

    Rhenda Meiser
    A cool process

    Great experience learning about gelli printing to create one of a kind, layered prints. We had all the tools, guided instruction and a great environment.

    Such a fun class!

    Loved the opportunity to have expert guidance while experimenting with a new medium!


    Gelli printing was fun! The instructor was knowledgeable and friendly and had tons of fun materials. It was accessible for beginners and more!