Intro to Gel Printing Workshop with Mel Kolstad: December 3

Saturday, December 3 9am - 4 pm CST

Explore this versatile medium to print in a variety of ways!

Looking for fun ways to create new book covers, collage papers, or backgrounds for your letterpress printing? Gel prints to the rescue! In this class we'll learn the basics of gel printing and how you can use this versatile medium in a variety of ways. No experience necessary - just bring your love of color and we'll take it from there!


Date & Time:
Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9am – 4pm Central

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241

Workshop Cost:
$125 Total

Mel Kolstad

Experience Level:
No experience necessary. The minimum age requirement for workshop participants for this event is 18+.


Mel Kolstad is an artist, speaker, instructor and arts advocate who makes her home in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She is a printmaker and collagist, specializing in large series of tiny art. She is also delighted to be a member of Wisconsin Visual Artists – Northeast Chapter; ArtSpace Collective; Free Range Art; Open Door Artists; Wisconsin Craft; and volunteer curator for the Langdon Divers Gallery, inside the Fond du Lac Public Library. You can find her at and on Instagram at @melkolstadart.


Everyone breaks for lunch at the same time. Options include purchasing a lunch for $15, bringing your own lunch (a refrigerator is available), or choosing a local restaurant. Clean-up begins at 3 pm and the day finishes up at 4 pm. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that may get ink on them. Because of the nature of the pressroom and the pieces being used, participants in the workshop must be 18 years or older.

The cost is $125 with all materials provided by the museum. Space is limited, so reservations and a $65 non-refundable deposit are required. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place. The $60 balance is due at the beginning of the workshop. Cash, credit cards and checks are acceptable.

If you have any questions please e-mail us at or call 920-794-6272.

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