WHEN: Sunday, September 25th, 3 - 5PM
WHERE: 113B Tradewynd Dr Lynchburg VA 24502

Join the Gypsy Art Bar for a fun and inspirational afternoon! Create colorful and layered gelli prints to paste onto the crisp pages of your art journal (hardcover vintage books provided). This afternoon will prove to be both uplifting and enlightening with special guest instructor and gelli printing expert Joanna McGlothlin.


What is Art Journaling?

A journal is a place where the author records thoughts, ideas, & reactions. The entries can be centered around a theme (personal goals, family, travel, etc.) or more "stream of consciousness", where entries are created as visions or dreams come to the author. When the entries include visuals, whether concrete or abstract, the result is an "art journal".

Is there a standard when it comes to journaling?

No. The journal exists to capture images that reflect the author's view of the world around him or her. The collection of entries routinely serves as a time capsule for the author's feelings & emotions.


What is Gelli Printing?

The basic printing technique is simple. One spreads paint over the plate with a brayer, lays a sheet of paper over the paint, rubs the back of the paper a bit and pulls it up. The wet paint adheres to the paper. The interest and uniqueness of the prints comes in by the marks made in the paint before laying the paper down.

The materials used for printing on are almost as limitless. Any paper can be used. Fabric, plastic/acetate sheets, different types of tape, cardboard, wooden boards, sheet metal, almost anything that paint will stick to can be used. The prints are used in many different artistic applications. (taken from the Wikipedia article on "Hectograph")

What could these prints look like?

Gelli prints from Joanna's "Winter 2016" collection


All prints created by Joanna McGlothlin.

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