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Gelli Printmaking Workshop

5(42 reviews)
Come and experience Gelli plate mono printmaking onto a choice of different papers. Stencils and textures create richly layered multi coloured one-off prints.
Hampton Court
In-person
from £50 pp
3hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Gelli printing is a relatively new form of mono printing produced without a press and made possible by the invention of a mineral based reusable soft printing plate. The resulting one-off prints are richly layered and can be colourful or subtle depending on your choice. The soft sensitive surface allows detailed textures such as plants or woven fabrics to be replicated easily into your designs. You will be shown many examples of the wide ranging possibilities of Gel plate mono printing before starting your own exploration. All possibilities will be fully demonstrated so you feel confident to produce many…

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Things to remember

Everything you need will be provided but if you would like to bring your own visual inspiration to work with thats fine too. Teas and coffees available. To see my other printmaking classes listed with Obby please click here

Latest Reviews
5(42 reviews)
Lucy - 14 May 2024
Brilliant workshop! Armi was very informative and we had lots of time for making/experimenting with the gelli plates. Would highly recommend, will be doing one of Armi's other workshops soon.
undefined - 20 April 2024
Thoroughly enjoyable course with everything provided and a fantastic venue. Armi is a great teacher, full of ideas, helpful and patient, and I left feeling so much more confident to try out gelli printing on my own. Thank you Armi.
Lindy - 19 March 2024
Great printing session. Easy to understand and follow. Huge amount of resources and lots of ideas suggested. Wonderful cake!
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Booking Options
Private BookingFor groups of 5 to 7 guests
£50

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Age Requirement

12
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

No5workshops offer a variety of art and printmaking workshops including corporate and tailor made team days or workshops to celebrate a special occasion with friends. Please make contact to discuss and arrange. We would love to hear from you!

Armi Maddison is a knowledgable and experienced art educator with many years teaching experience in the post 16 sector, including A level, Btec, Access, Foundation and Degree. She creates a friendly, supportive and fun environment whilst encouraging you to achieve your full potential.
You will be shown many examples of different printmaking options and possibilities for you to take in your…

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Class Location
no5workshops
Hampton Court
5 Pemberton Road
KT8 9LG
East Molesey

Reviews

Lucy - 14 May 2024
Brilliant workshop! Armi was very informative and we had lots of time for making/experimenting with the gelli plates. Would highly recommend, will be doing one of Armi's other workshops soon.
undefined - 20 April 2024
Thoroughly enjoyable course with everything provided and a fantastic venue. Armi is a great teacher, full of ideas, helpful and patient, and I left feeling so much more confident to try out gelli printing on my own. Thank you Armi.
Lindy - 19 March 2024
Great printing session. Easy to understand and follow. Huge amount of resources and lots of ideas suggested. Wonderful cake!
Carol - 17 March 2024
Had a lovely gelliplate workshop recently in Armi’s amazing studio. Everything was provided (including coffee and scrumptious home made cake) and I learned so much. Armi was very knowledgable and clear. Brilliant starting point. Thanks Armi
Philippa - 17 March 2024
What a lovely way to spend a creative few hours. Armi makes you feel very welcome and at ease in her beautiful home and studio. I was new to gel printing and she explained the process clearly and patiently. She certainly made me want to explore this more. And there was cake!
Susannah Reilly - 29 December 2023
Armi’s gelli printing workshop was brilliant- she’s so knowledgeable and a great teacher. I also loved how she set us students free with a wealth of paints and materials to experiment with and express ourselves! Would absolutely do it again!
Sophie Bailey - 28 November 2023
I was hoping to get my creative mojo back with this 3 hour session after a long time away from printmaking and Armi's workshop didn't disappoint! Such an inspiring setting and a lovely approach to teaching which made all gelli-printing novices completely feel at ease! There was no pressure, lots of creative freedom, fantastic resources and mouthwatering cake. I'm so grateful for such a lovely session and just wish it could have lasted all day!
Julia Ruxton - 27 November 2023
I went to a gelli printing class and it was very well organised with masses of information clearly conveyed in a short space of time without feeling daunting. Armi had lots of resources ready for us both for inspiration and use (stencils, masks, a huge variety of things for making marks in the paint as well as different types of medium and loads of different substrates to try) and she happily picked leaves from her beautiful garden as well. She is a great teacher (and artist) and there was a lovely atmosphere - I think all 6 participants would say we had a wonderful time. There was space to learn from each other and review what we were all doing while we had a break for coffee and a delicious home-made cake. The studio is fabulous - it's almost worth going just to see the house and garden! It is also only a 20 minute walk from the train station - a bus would get you even closer so easily accessible without a car.
susan hodgson - 25 November 2023
Firstly Armi’s house, garden and studio are wonderful, what a place to spend three happy hours. Armi is kind and helpful, sharing her immense knowledge, she provided everything we could possibly need, and more. We learned so much, and did a variety of activities. The possibilities are endless. Everyone came away with beautiful creations, full of ideas to continue. Also coffee and delicious cake 🍰. If you want to experience three hours of joy, join one of Armi’s workshops. Thank you Armi.
Deborah Bygrave - 24 November 2023
What a fabulous setting for this really engaging workshop. Armi gave us so many ideas and her work around the room was very inspiring. She was very generous with her information, allowing us to take photos and make notes along the way. This is so important when it comes to consolidating all that learning and remembering the many future possibilities. I do hope to return for another workshop and highly recommend my experience to others.
Millie Sensecall - 27 October 2023
We had an amazing afternoon. We learnt so much, Armi is a brilliant teacher; sharing her extensive knowledge - the time absolutely flew by. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and the tea break and snacks Armi provided were a real treat. Will be booking another workshop soon!
Meg - 16 October 2023
I absolutely loved the gelli print workshop and was so happy with my final products. Armi was a great teacher and the whole afternoon was just lovely :)
Lyndsey - 9 August 2023
I loved the Gelli printing workshop. An afternoon spent playing with a variety of paint colours, textures, and graphic stencils was a lot of fun. Armi is an excellent teacher and her home studio and garden an inspiration in itself.
Lyndsey - 9 August 2023
I loved the Gelli printing workshop. An afternoon spent playing with a variety of paint colours, textures, and graphic stencils was a lot of fun. Armi is an excellent teacher and her home studio and garden an inspiration in itself.
Lyndsey Ellis - 9 August 2023
I loved the Gelli printing workshop. An afternoon spent playing with a variety of paint colours, textures, and graphic stencils was a lot of fun. Armi is an excellent teacher and her home studio and garden an inspiration in itself.
Paula White - 5 August 2023
Fantastic experience. I would definitely recommend these workshops, a lovely environment with a studio in a beautiful garden. Armi is a superb teacher. I had a birthday workshop with Armi which was very inspiring. The techniques are practical at home without a printing press, so a great intro to some very accessable techniques.
Elaine - 5 August 2023
Really inspiring and well-led workshop set in a beautiful and peaceful environment, amongst a small group. Armi is a highly-experienced teacher and practising artist, whose encouragement and clear explanations make you want to take gelli printing further. Highly recommended.
Carolyn King - 31 July 2023
Great workshop in a fabulous studio. Lots of resources & one to one guidance. All in a super friendly fun atmosphere Thank you. I will be back.
Shu Fun Wong - 31 July 2023
I thoroughly enjoyed the gelli printmaking workshop I did with Armi recently. Instructions were clear and there was a vast selection of tools/materials to use. She was a very patient and graceful teacher. We had plenty of time to experiment with printing ideas and she was relaxed about us overrunning our 3 hour slot. Armi's studio and garden is absolutely beautiful and I felt honoured to be welcomed in. During a break, we enjoyed tea and a delicious homemade cake. I'd fully recommend Armi's workshops and look forward to joining another one in future.
Fiona Helyer - 24 July 2023
I had such a lovely time. A really great workshop! I came away with a big pile of prints, a good understanding of how to do a gelli plate print and with some ideas of what to try next. Armi provided so many paints, stencils, leaves and textures to use! Armi was extremely knowledgable and patient and also a lovely host! A great afternoon!
Jayne Ward - 30 January 2023
I had a lovely 3 hours in Armi's inspirational studio - she is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and patient tutor and the surroundings are stunning - a great way to spend an afternoon .
Luka Gatt - 23 August 2022
The workshop was fun, informative, experimental and a brilliant way to spend the day! Armi was so knowledgeable and I have left the workshop with a stream of new ideas and tips on how to do gelli printing. The venue is absolutely stunning and a joy to be in her studio space. Handmade cake really was delicious too!
Angus Smith - 10 April 2022
Great teacher in a beautiful studio...it felt very easy-going Armi made everyone feel at home!
Jacqueline - 3 April 2022
The most amazing afternoon. A fabulous host in a wonderful setting teaching us novices how to create gelli prints. I came away with some lovely prints and then bought myself the basic equipment to start my own creations. I would thoroughly recommend no5 workshops, Armi and her cake! I hope to visit again soon.
Ashley - 3 April 2022
What an amazing experience. From the moment my mum and I step through the door we were welcomed like guests. The atmosphere was perfect for creativity and Armi’s teaching strategies and creative techniques left us feeling successful and excited. We were provided with all equipment and endless amounts of materials to best suit our desired outcome. I would highly recommend Armi’s workshops for any teachers, couples, friends or individuals who want to learn a new process and spend time in a truly unique space. I can’t wait for the next workshop.
Giuseppina Lavelli - 2 March 2022
I really enjoyed the gelli printing workshop. Armi is very welcoming and helpful.
Penny - 28 February 2022
Such an inspiring workshop! I attended with my mum and sister and all three of us had such a wonderful and creative time. Armi is so friendly and helpful and such a beautiful, caring, and welcoming person. The workshop was very relaxed and it was easy to create little pieces of art. Even if you do not think that you would be very good, Armi shows you that you can be very creative and is helpful throughout. There were lots of different types of paper and cards to use and so many interesting items to use for printing. Armi and her husband are so kind to open up their beautiful home and garden not only for classes (with a delicious homemade cake and tea included too) but for the NGS charity (highly recommended as well). I can 100% say with confidence that you will have a great time and you will not regret taking one of Armi's workshops - they are so inspiring. We will be back for sure. Thank you so much Armi, see you again soon x
Juliet Boucher - 16 January 2022
A great opportunity to learn something new in a beautiful and laid back setting. Armi was inspiring and encouraging.
Rosie Allen - 29 November 2021
The perfect way to spend a winter afternoon! Armi is inspiring and encouraging and even as a hesitant novice, I managed to produce something pleasing and interesting. Lovely studio and welcome tea and biscuits. Altogether highly recommend.
Dhurka - 27 September 2021
Variety of techniques using gelli pad learnt. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere throughout for a friends birthday. Armi was attentive and helpful, and was able to cater for a range of different artistic capabilities. Thoroughly enjoyed and would love to go back!
Maiia - 27 September 2021
No5workshops is a fantastic space to spend few creative hours in! Loved every moment!
Anne Roberts - 11 August 2021
Excellent workshop. Beautiful setting, superb tutor and the wide selection of resources made this a perfect learning environment. We made a range of prints. And the cake was outstanding.
Claudia Dart - 4 August 2021
A whistlestop tour through Gelli printmaking, with opportunities to try a wide range of techniques. Great afternoon, lovely setting and fantastic tea and cake! Thanks, Armi, for a really enjoyable session.
Seana Mallen - 17 July 2021
Everything about no5 workshops exceeds your expectations. Armi is a lovely, friendly and welcoming teacher and wonderful artist. She is incredibly informative, generous and clear in sharing her expertise from her vast experience of printmaking technique. She has so many creative ideas and heaps of interesting materials, Stencils, flowers, & all sorts of found unexpected textures to print with. She also has a variety of papers and fabrics to print on, and she encourages you to experiment with anything you like. Clearly Armi has been teaching for years; her preparation and organization are so professional it makes the whole workshop (which could be quite chaotic and messy!) flow seamlessly. We were a very mixed group, from a professional artist to a complete beginner, and everyone produced work that they were really happy with. And then, the icing on the cake, is that all of this takes place in her stunning studio and garden, which looks ready to be photographed by architectural digest! Everything about the day was a treat! If you have a chance to work with this inspiring artist in this gorgeous space, don’t hesitate. I’ll definitely be going back!
Georgina - 31 August 2020
Spent a lovely morning experimenting with gelli printing to create beautiful designs. Armi gave us lots of inspiration and carefully taught us how to make some lovely pieces to take away. Totally absorbing in a serene atmosphere. I would definitely recommend a very enjoyable course.
Caroline - 28 August 2020
We had a wonderful morning making and creating gelli prints . Armi was a great teacher , inspiring and gave thoughtful tips to ensure we all got the most of the morning . It was a beautiful and tranquil location and we were all so absorbed that time flew by . I will come back and would highly recommend the workshop .
Esther P - 27 August 2020
I attended a gelli print workshop this morning and I just wanted to say thank you to Amri who ran the work shop, I had a wonderful time. I hadn’t really done any print making since my art A level course many years ago and it was great to try my hand at a new technique and to reconnect with my creative side! Amri made the whole experience extremely relaxed and enjoyable, and her encouragement and enthusiasm really helped our group along. And I just have to say that I don’t think we could have attended a workshop in a more beautiful setting. I could have easily spent the whole day there. Fantastic.
Esther P - 27 August 2020
I attended a gelli print workshop this morning and I just wanted to say thank you to Amri who ran the work shop, I had a wonderful time. I hadn’t really done any print making since my art A level course many years ago and it was great to try my hand at a new technique and to reconnect with my creative side! Amri made the whole experience extremely relaxed and enjoyable, and her encouragement and enthusiasm really helped our group along. And I just have to say that I don’t think we could have attended a workshop in a more beautiful setting. I could have easily spent the whole day there. Fantastic.
Deb - 17 August 2020
Really enjoyed it. Love to do another . Thank you Armi.
Lotte Lina - 6 May 2019
Armi runs her Gelli Printmaking workshop in an environment that could not possibly be more inspiring. She opens up her atelier for the participants, and allows her guests to access her vast collection of most extraordinary creative printing items. Armi’s stunning garden serves as further inspiration and creative source for further printing material, and delicious home baked cakes or biscuits help the participants to stay energised. To set the scene, Armi presents interesting techniques and examples to inspire, then helps the participants to access the world of Gelli print making with creative warm up exercises, before the guests are then let loose to create with no limit to imagination. Fantastic experience!!!
Caroline - 21 May 2018
This was a really fun morning held in beautiful surroundings. Armi gave us a series of demonstrations and then let us play with the paints, using our own stencils or ones from her studio stash. It was a quick and affordable introduction to gelli printmaking.
Anonymous - 10 January 2018
N5 workshops is an inspirational environment. All materials are laid out for you to use and the course starts with a short presentation from Armi explaining how to do gelli printing. Numbers are kept small so there is plenty of time for Armi to give everyone the time they need. Armi is very friendly and helpful and has many years of experience teaching Art. Experience varies amongst the group but you will meet like minded people who are all very interesting and enthusiastic about learning the skill. At the end of the day I was very proud to take home some lovely prints and I will definitely sign up for some more workshops. Added to this delicious refreshments served in a beautiful environment.