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Gelli Printing with Artist Gerda Smit


Gelli Printing with Artist Gerda Smit

Friday Afternoon 18th January 2019 at 1:30 – 4:00pm

Cost: Standard $70 / Early-Bird $55

Venue: Whitireia Kapiti Campus

Experienced and beginners welcome

This course is to let the child in you come out to play. Everything will be supplied - but you are welcome to bring your own paper and paint if you like, fabric paint to paint on fabric and acrylic on paper of your choice

This hands-on, practical session will explore mono-printing without the need for a press.

Using a Gelli plate, paper stencils and found objects such as bubble wrap and cardboard, you will explore colour, pattern and texture. This is a great workshop for anyone new to printmaking, or for those who want to expand or refresh their printmaking skills. It is also a great way to learn new skills to pass on to others, and is recommended for primary school teachers, educators and facilitators who want to learn a fun and simple technique to use in the classroom.

If you have a hectic life and have to squeeze your creative time into a tightly-packed schedule, this Session is for you! You can learn a new skill and indulge your creativity. These workshops are suitable for beginners.

This session will offer attendees the opportunity to make and print from a ‘Gelli’ plate, as well as various other easily accessible materials. Multiple colour prints can be achieved from overlaying prints. The technique is simple, instant and effective.

For all of the unexpected fun you might have, with unexpected people, while doing something entirely unexpected.

Gerda Smit
I went from watercolour classes to oil painting.

About 22 years ago I started painting professionally. Since then I have done a Hon. Diploma in painting.

Today I start most paintings in mixed media and finish it with oil paint.

Teaching painting to all ages just happened and I love it to see how people grow in their work.

My work has sold all over the world. I have exhibited in the NZ Art Show (5x single wall), Academy of Fine Arts, Pataka and some smaller exhibitions.

My paintings are the breath of my soul. In every brush stroke you will find me scalp with a brush whimsically, straight from the heart uplifting life’s images flowing from the paintbrush. I have been a painting tutor in Tawa for 16 years and take private students and classes at Tawa Collage.
I celebrate life
Make people smile
My marks are bold and colourful I paint mostly still life
Each has its own story …….

I am blessed with a talent to paint and a gift to encourage. My studio is filled with watercolour, acrylic, ink and oil paint. That is my happy place.

Gerdasmitart.blogspot.com  –  for images of my work


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