Virtual Workshop!


Learn to create beautiful, unique prints in minutes without a press, using using Akua water-based inks and Gelatin plates. Students will learn to utilize stencils and natural and found objects to make textures and "masks," while experimenting with a variety of papers. The final, unique hand-printed pieces are suitable as finished prints or as a jumping off point for mixed media and collage projects.


Level: Beginner


Registration closes July 5, 2020 to allow time for students to purchase their materials. With your registration you'll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app.



PLEASE NOTE: All workshops will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic's private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.

Gelatin Plate Printmaking Online; Jul 15; 6pm-9pm

    • Date & Time: Wednesday, July 15, 6pm-9pm via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
    • Instructor: Clare Winslow
    • Materials: At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:
      - Gelatin plate: 5”x7” or 8”x10”
      - Coffee stirrers, wood popsicle sticks or narrow plastic paint stirrers
      - 3-1/2 or 4 inch brayer
      - Akua intaglio inks (not liquid inks)—two primaries and a black (alternate options: craft paint, Golden Open acrylics, or regular acrylics and acrylic medium for a retarder)
      - Plexiglass palette for ink (can be new or salvaged from old picture frames)
      - Spray bottle for water
      - Rags or baby wipes to clean brayer
      - Flat bottom bowl or bucket (for cleaning your brayers as you work)
      - Paper: Package of white card stock, or smooth drawing paper—at least 30 letter-sized sheets. (Printer paper from home can be used as a backup.)
      - Variety of Natural/Found Objects for masking and textures
      - Low tack masking tape
      - Newsprint, scrap paper, or inexpensive copy paper

      Other recommended tools/supplies:
      - X-acto knife and fresh blades
      - Mylar for cutting a stencil
      - Self-healing cutting mat or cutting surface
      - Qtips, brushes, rubber tipped painting tool or other soft tool for removing ink
      - Sponge or paper towels
      - Akua mag mix - recommend if you plan to do a lot of printing with Akua in future; for thickening inks

Pyramid Atlantic is grateful for the support of:


301.608.9101  |  4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781

HOURS (Starting July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Closed Monday 

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