Gel Plate Printing Inspired by Nature w/Elaine Chu

Online course


HCreate stunning monoprints with leaves and found objects. Learn experimental techniques with this fun medium such as inking with masked objects and making ghost impressions. Each participant will create a unique set of cards with their printed design. Elaine will also demo a pamphlet stitch, so you can turn your creations into elegant books, using one or two printed cards as covers!

About the Instructor: ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Elaine G. Chu has taught students of all ages in-person and online. Her work has been featured in "Greencraft" and "Somerset Studio" magazines as well as "1000 Artists’ Books." She co-authored "Wood Paper Scissors," a how-to crafts book. To view more art, go to and Instagram: @egchu1
What her students have said: "Elaine is a fantastic instructor. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow. Her demonstrations were wonderful. She is encouraging."

Booking policies

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the asker cancels more than 1 day(s) before the start of the booking, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the asker cancels less than 1 day(s) before the start of the booking , he is reimbursed 50 % of the amount paid


● Class cost: $94 includes materials shipped to you
● Class only: $45 See list of required materials to gather on your own below

The class kit you will receive includes:
- gel plate 4"x5"
(Larger plates can be cut down to this size.)
- brayer
- acrylic paints: 4-6 colors, the kind that comes out of a tube (non-liquid)
- set of 12 blank cards and envelopes
A2 size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" folded
- large-eye needle

- 25" linen thread
Can substitute embroidery thread
or double-threaded regular sewing thread
If you are purchasing supplies on your own, please gather/purchase the items listed above.
Additional supplies all participants should gather:
- 4-5 leaves (can be picked on day of class, do not need to be pressed)

- pencil

- metal ruler

- scissors OR craft knife/cutting mat

- 6 sheets 8-1/2 x 11" white text-weight paper

- several sheets of scrap paper

- flat objects like rubber bands or string
- card stock if you'd like to cut your own stencils
- bone folder
- awl

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Craft and Work S.

Pacifica, United States
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Let us de-mystify the world of DIY! Located in Pacifica, California, we are a craft class space and working art studio. We offer small-class-size, hands-on workshops on wide variety of creative subjects taught by some of the Bay Area's most knowledgeable artists and craftspeople. Whether it's paint, textiles & fiber arts, home decor or jewelry (and more!), we have a unique experience just waiting for you. Most classes require no prior knowledge and all materials are always provided.
At Craft+Work we believe everyone is the creative type.
Roberta Rennie
Roberta Rennie is a designer from Pacifica, CA, and the owner and founder of Craft+Work Studio. She has over 30 years of sewing experience having started sewing clothes for her Barbie dolls as a young child. Her love of sewing and fashion led to a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She also holds a BS in Microbiology from Humboldt State University. Her line of handmade tote bags, handbags, and small leather accessories is RENNIEgoods. Roberta designs and constructs all her products by hand at Craft+Work Studio, and they can be found at and on Instagram @renniegoods.

Abby Dale
Abby Dale is a designer in Pacifica, CA and co-founder of Craft+Work Studio. Originally from Colorado, Abby has been in the Bay Area since 2006. She has a BFA from the University of Kansas, and through her extensive travels has developed her unique aesthetic - a juxtaposition of old and new.
Abby takes pride in breathing new life into objects that have lost their luster. Making something you have thought about getting rid of, something you will love.

Craft+Work is a working art studio! When we aren't holding workshops both Roberta and Abby can be found designing and creating at the studio




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Session duration: 2h 00m