Art Workshop Recap: Gelatin Monoprinting

Last night, artist Laurie Smithwick led an art workshop in Charlotte here at McColl Center on gelatin monoprinting—an easy, uncomplicated, and fun way for anyone to explore printmaking without a press.

Participants used Smithwick’s guidance, techniques, handmade stencils, found materials, and layering to create beautiful figurative and abstract prints. No experience was necessary to get creative and make some art.

Prints by Emily Harris, workshop participant and first-time printmaker.

Workshop participant Emily Harris posted on Instagram, along with photos of her prints:

“First time ever trying print making. Couldn’t have been in better hands than @upsideup and @mccollcenter! What a treat!”

Ready to try your hand at sparking your creativity? Get creative at McColl Center by signing up for one of our art workshops in Charlotte. No experience is necessary and you always get to take home your very own work of art.

Gelatin monoprinting art workshop participant at McColl Center.
Gelatin monoprinting art workshop participants at McColl Center.
Gelatin monoprinting art workshop participant at McColl Center.
Gelatin monoprinting art workshop participant at McColl Center.
Gelatin monoprinting art workshop participant at McColl Center.

Get a full list of art workshops in Charlotte at McColl Center here.