Gel Transfer Printmaking

Berm-Epilogue gel transfer on canvasA 2-DAY Hands-on PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

WHEN:  Wednesday 13 July and Friday 15 July from 7-9pm each day

WHERE: Main & Station Second Floor, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0

INSTRUCTOR: Sydney Lancaster is a Nonesuch Artist in Residence. To learn more about Sydney, her collaborators, and her work, please see here and visit her website

This is an introductory demo and hands-on workshop in gel transfer printmaking.

Gel transfer printing is a simple monotype printing process that uses liquid acrylic medium to transfer the toner for laser copies of images to a substrate such as canvas, wood, mylar, or plexiglass.

Each participant will have the opportunity to create at least one gel transfer print on the provided substrates; a selection of images, substrates, and all other materials necessary for the creation of gel transfer prints will be provided. In addition, the instructor will provide a selection of drawing media for participants who wish to experiment with mixed-media adaptations of gel transfer prints.

Gel Transfer Process 3

This workshop is open to participants 15 years and older, no experience required.

By the end of the workshop, each participant should have completed at least one gel transfer print (which they can take home), and should have basic proficiency in this print making process, so that they can continue to experiment with it at their leisure.

167-Lifetimes gel transfer on plexi


This is a 2-Day workshop:

Gel Transfer Process 2 Gel Transfer Process 1


Day 1 – Demonstration and introduction to the gel transfer process:

    • Discussion of materials and technique
    • Show-and-tell demo of basic process
    • Participants choose image and substrate(s), lay down a print to dry overnight




 Day 2Revealing the print and experimenting with it

  • Participants remove paper to reveal their first prints
  • Experiment with adding other media to the prints and/or with layering gel transfer prints
  • Discussion of other ways to use gel transfer (3D applications, gel “skins”)
  • Hand out take-away instructions/info on process

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If you will be coming from out of town, please let us know if you need any help or information, such as with directions or accommodations.


Cost/Participant – $65.00 + tax = $74.75

Price includes materials.

To register, please fill in the form below and send your payment to reserve your place, or send an email to, or call 514-979-3978.  An email will be sent to confirm your registration and receipt of your payment.


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If you wish to pay by cheque, mail it to Main & Station, 168 Main Street, PO Box 507, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0

Please be sure to fill in the registration form above so that we can reserve your place immediately.