Gelli Plate Fun with Judy Knott
April 23, 2022 from 1-3:30PM at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
FEES: $60 workshop + $5 materials
This class will walk you through several Gelli plate printing exercises to create beautiful papers that can be used in collages and abstract paintings. By the end of the class, we’ll create paper bag paintings and small paintings for greeting cards.
Instructor will supply some materials, students should bring the items below.
Materials List (students bring)
- Gelli Plate – preferably at least 8 x 10 inches
- Rubber brayer (roller)
- Favorite Paint colors (no more than 5)
About the Instructor
In 2008 Judy Knott went on an artist studio tour in Elk Grove California and at the last tour stop she met an artist whose artwork she admired and who was teaching art classes in her home. She jumped at the chance to take those lessons.
Judy received her Master Artist certification in 2016. She has shown her work at Crocker Art Museum, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Northern California Arts and the California State Fair. She has built her resume by competing in, and winning many awards in both local, national and international art shows.
Judy transitions easily between representational and abstract art. When painting more abstract compositions she might let collage lead the way and then begin the process of painting over and around pieces of paper and fiber. In taking up the cold wax and oil mediums she has seen her subject matter expand. Her artwork has been called painterly, inventive, fun and colorful, with a little wit thrown in on the side. “I want to have fun creating my art and for those who see it to have fun as well. I hope viewers will do the same thing I do when I finish a painting—smile.”