Sign up now for a new Guild class offering led by Mary Maisch at The Folk School Fairbanks on May 2, 2015, from 12:00-4:00pm! Play with gelli plates, stencils, string, leaves, and other pattern-making materials as you cover papers with layers of acrylic painted monoprints. Your beautiful papers can be used later to make one of a kind artist books, folios, notecards, or gift boxes. Gelli plates are a firm but flexible surface used for rolling out paints or printing inks, upon which you arrange objects, stencils, or make marks that transfer to a paper when you rub it over the plate. Learn all about it! You’ll take home a small gelli plate for continued experiments on your own, and learn how to make your own plates for future use. Please bring a brayer, available at Michaels and JoAnn’s. Papers, paints, and an assortment of texture tools will be provided. You may also bring any stencils or non-sharp mark making tools you’d like to try, as well as any of your own papers or favorite acrylic paint colors.

BONUS Invitation: Come to The Folk School Fairbanks on the evening before the class, from 7:00-8:00pm, to see the gelli plates being prepared. Spoiler alert: It is (almost)  as simple as making jello!