Gel Plate Experience

Gel Plate Experience with Teri Jones

Learn to pull interesting layered prints from a gel plate on deli paper, copy paper and Bristol Board or Mixed Media Paper. We will make prints to use as either collage papers or fine art prints, using a variety of acrylic paints, found objects, handmade or store bought stamps and stencils and a bit of patience to create wondrous art.

The capacity for this class is 24 students. This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.

Class Materials Needed

• 5x7 or 8x10 Gel Plate… I like Gelli Arts or Gel Press (no Speedball)
• Acrylic paints. Matte Medium Gold Metallic Acrylic paint
5” brayer
• Deli paper (white) for collage papers
• Plain copy paper
• Bristol Board, card stock or mixed media paper at least 110lb for art prints
• Bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, dry wall tape or anything to stamp a pattern.
• Stencils.. homemade or bought.
• Small brushes, paper towels, q-tips
• Acrylic pens for print enhancement

Age Range


Skill Level

All levels

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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

For 96 years, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.


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This class will meet for two 2-hour sessions on Saturday, March 11. The first session starts at 10 am ET | 7 am PT, and the second at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT, for a total of 4 hours of class.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Gel Plate Experience
Teri Jones

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. Class enrollments may be cancelled for full refund up to five days before the class start date, with the exception of the materials kit fees which are non-refundable.

Students Say

Debbie B. on March 3, 2022
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Very well done, good optics

Ginny M. on March 2, 2022
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I learned so much about alcohol inks - techniques, supplies to use, how to overcome my hesitancy to "just have fun."

Sarah B. on March 29, 2021
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Kat W. on March 29, 2021
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AWESOME! Teri was generous with her time and expertise. I found a new love of painting beyond the purely abstract

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Teri Jones

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