Gelli Plate Printing for All – Ignite Your Creative Expression! / Saturday March 9



Saturday March 9, 2024
9:30 am -4:30 pm (with an hour lunch break)

Mancos Public Library

Anyone can have a blast experimenting with the Gelli Plate printing process. It is instant, spontaneous, surprising, exciting, and a little bit addicting! New and experienced artists will learn how to make unique prints using stencils, masks, and a variety of colors. You may then use the completed papers for collaging on a painting, in journals, greeting cards, and much more. No experience required.

As you engage with this enjoyable way to explore colors and patterns and learn the art of layering. You will:
• Make your unique color palette.
• Learn the art of pulling and pressing to achieve different effects from the Gelli Plate.
• Experiment with many stencils and masks to create your one-of-a-kind print.
• Utilize layers with opaque and stains to develop transparency and contrast.
• Use different types of paper to achieve depth in your prints.
• Add these papers to your existing art or create greeting cards.

The Gelli Plate activates the creative juices that may have been lying dormant. Anyone can do this process, and it is very energizing!

Students will:
• Experience creative flow, uplifting energy, and fun.
• Take home many colorful and unique printed paper pieces for future projects.
• Create a frame-worthy image!
• Be introduced to the many ways one can use the completed papers.

Pencil, pen, notebook, and water. If you have interesting paper you want to print on (newspaper, newsprint, tissue, old ledgers, old books) bring those. Rice Paper is supplied for several prints. Paints and Gelli Plates are provided. If you do have one—bring it. Bring a lunch and/or snacks or visit local eateries during the lunch break.

Minimum 4 students.  Maximum 8 students.  

2 in stock


About The Instructor:

Kathy Pike is the founder of The Academy for Coaching with Horses. She is a life coach, artist, nature lover, and an internationally published author and teacher. Her work with horses has reached over 25 countries as she has trained others to employ Horses as a guide for the human heart and spirit. Kathy was an Art major at the University of Utah and has been creative her entire life. She enjoys skiing, hiking, and being with her equine family.

Kathy’s books include:
Horse Wisdom Oracle Card Deck
Oracle of the Sacred Horse Card Deck
Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses
Horse Spirits Speak
Hope from the Heart of Horses
Pathways to a Radiant Self

Artist Statement: “Mother Earth and horses are my passion. I live a spiritual life and listen deeply to the messages offered by the earth and all animals. Their messages travel through me in the written word and my art. All sense of separation disappears, and I am one with that which speaks. Layers of textures, colors, mark making, and shapes, along with different types of paper, tissues, and other mixed media, invite the image to come forth, abstracted and complex the horse or landscape emerges. I hope you discover something beyond what you have always seen, something spiritual and expansive, and appreciate how much our earth and horses offer us beyond the traditional experience.”

Visit her websites at: and to see her art work visit: