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Abstract Expressionism with Gelli Plates

August 13 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm



In this workshop, attendees will experiment with printing using a GELLI PLATE inspired by Abstract Expressionism. Abstract Expressionism is an American art movement that emerged in the 1940s and 1950s. You may recognize paintings in this category which are often characterised by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, the impression of spontaneity, large fields of color, and action (think Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko, Willem De Kooning, and more!)

What is a Gelli Plate? Gelli Plates are reusable printing plates that let you make monoprints without a large, expensive press. They look and feel like gelatin. With quick clean up they allow for many uses and encourage experimentation and layering. This is a fun way to use printmaking!

What to expect: You will create unique papers by color blending, working with layers, mark making, substractive methods, layered mask printing, and stencils.

With a short lesson on color theory, blending, and Abstract Expressionism, students will leave the workshop with a few dozen novelty art papers to add to their future art projects or to hang as a unique fine art print!

This is a workshop for every level of artist from beginner to experienced painter.


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (subject to change)

10:30am Workshop Begins

1:00pm Break for Lunch Please bring food or beverage of your choice for the lunch break. Arts Warehouse has a large refrigerator where items may be stored as well as a microwave if needed. Bedner’s Market is just a short walk away with fresh made soups, salads, and sandwiches available as well.

2:30pm Workshop is dismissed

Maximum number for this workshop is 14 attendees!

About the Instructor:

Janie Reisler is a new resident to South Florida coming from Montreal, Canada. She is an artist, graphic designer, graduate art historian and educator and has been teaching many art styles for over 30 years. These styles include classical life drawing, 3D design, fashion illustration, drawing from the live model, decorative painting, collage, recycled/upcycled art and currently the trending, MIXED MEDIA/ STREET ART STYLE. She is thrilled to bring her passion and expertise to the Arts Warehouse in DELRAY BEACH.

** Please note, Refunds will be processed only if requested 72+ hours prior to scheduled workshop date/time. No refund will be given if requested less than seventy two (72) hours until scheduled workshop time for any reason. Only one ticket transfer will be allowed per person per workshop type, and will only occur if requested outside of the 72 hour mark of the registered workshop. To request a refund and cancel your ticket, please call 561-330-9614**