Free Basic Classes in Gelli Printmaking by Sharon Giles


The Irving Art Association  offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not for creating finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Sharon Giles will be teaching a sequence of three free classes on Gelli Printing on October 1, 8 & 22. (Thursday evenings, 7-9:30pm – doors open at 6:30pm.)

To register for this class, fill out the registration form. Limited class size, so register early.

Put the fun back into your art! If you’re perfectionistic or  have a fear of making a wrong mark or ruining a piece of art paper, gelli printing will definitely remove it. You will make lots of art! And it will be messy, but fun.

Basic supplies will be provided. (Acrylic paint, paper, brayer, water container, spray bottle, Gelli Plate, stencils, masks, paper towels and other tools.) (Sorry, you don’t get to keep the supplies, just the results.)

If you have a gelli plate and brayer, please bring those. If you wish to bring additional supplies, you can. (Stencils, masks, mark-making tools, paper and your favorite colors of acrylics in any brand.) Bring an apron or wear grunge clothes.

For information on Gelli Plates, see

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm.





You may register for one or more of these three classes.

Nov. 5 – Watercolor & Gouache

Nov. 12 – Advanced layering & masking

Nov. 19 – Finishing school — what to do with prints that don’t work — too busy, uninteresting or ugly)

Prerequisite: Basic Gelli Classes or some knowledge and experience with Gelli Printing.

Schedule: November 2015 – the 5th, 12th & 19th (Thursday evenings from 7 – 9:30 p. m. Doors open at 6:30 pm.)

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 (home of the Irving Art Association) directions

$35 each class or $90 for all three classes. Details and registration at the instructor’s website:


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