Grand Prairie Artists – June 3rd Meeting & Gelli Prints mini-workshop

The monthly meeting will begin at 6:30 pm this Monday, June 3rd at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

Program: May Program: Sharon Giles —  Gelli Prints Workshop 

Put the fun back into your art! Learn how to do acrylic printmaking by using a Gelli Plate.  No press needed! If you’re perfectionistic or have a fear of making a wrong mark or ruining a piece of art paper, learning gelli printing will definitely remove it. You will make lots of art, and it will be messy, but fun.Supplies needed: The instructor will bring acrylic paint, several kinds of paper, water containers, spray bottles, paper towels and other tools such as stencils, masks, stamps, and mark-making tools, such as a brush, scraper, etc.  The instructor will bring enough gelli plates and brayers for a small group and artists can share.  If you have a gelli plate and brayer, please bring those. Bring an apron or wear grunge clothes.For information on Gelli Plates, see http://www.gelliarts.com/ or http:/gelpress.com. If you wish to make your own: http://sharongilesart.com/making-your-own-gelatinglycerin-plate/  

About the artist: Sharon Giles is the webmaster (along with Nancy Friedel) for ArtNewsDFW.com, a visual arts resource for the North Texas area. The website is devoted to news of art events hosted by nonprofit visual art groups in the North Texas area plus news about local artists. Her art interests are primarily watermedia: watercolor and acrylic painting, marbling, and acrylic printmaking, paint pouring and collage. She has been awarded Signature Status from the Society of Watercolor Artists, Southwestern Watercolor Society, and the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition. 

Business Meeting – There will be a short business meeting before the program.   The upcoming artist’s workshop will be discussed. 

AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street.  Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org .

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