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TFA Drafts & Design: Gelli Prints at American Solera with Carmela Grantham

Sunday, Jun 4, 2023
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TFA Drafts & Design: Architectural Gelli Prints with Carmela Grantham at American Solera

 $50 | $37.50 | Event starts at 1:30 PM | Sunday, June 4th, 2023 

Design [dih-zahyn]


1.    to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully

Drafts and Design is a partnership program among Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and Tulsa breweries that invites guests to participate in a wide variety of hands-on design workshops while enjoying locally crafted beer. Mark your calendar, Drafts & Design takes place the first week of each month.From turning historic Tulsa photos into original works of art through hand-tinting to creating abstract punch needle wall hangings, Drafts and Design offers something unique for everyone. Workshops include all necessary supplies and tools and are led by expert facilitators. A variety of local beers may be purchased to enjoy during each workshop directly from the brewery.

Gelli printing is a monoprinting technique using a gel printing plate. A gelli plate is a sort of soft and sticky plate made out of a polymer material. Monoprinting is a printing technique with which you can only create one print. This is the opposite of for example a rubber stamp, with which you can reproduce an image over and over again. With a monoprint you can never reproduce the exact same image twice, hence the name monoprint. Originally a print-maker uses a glass plate or acrylic plate to make monoprints. But to make prints you would need an expensive printing press. With a gelli printing plates you can make beautiful prints, but without the necessity of press.

In this workshop, you’ll learn a variety of Gelli printing techniques, including how to transfer a number of iconic Tulsa architectural images. All supplies are included and after the workshop you’ll take home multiple prints to enjoy!

This workshop is beginner friendly – no printmaking experience is necessary!

LUNCH: Want to grab lunch before the Workshops, American Solera’s Kitchen Concept, Bub’s, will be open starting at noon! Check out their menu online at:

Check out the brewery website and menu here:

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for this event are $50 for not yet members and $37.50 for members. Please note, drinks are not included in the ticket price.

TFA Event Tickets sell out FAST, so purchase yours today to make sure you don’t miss out!

ABOUT TULSA FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURE: Your ticket purchase benefits Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to champion the art of good design and to celebrate Oklahoma’s architectural heritage through education, advocacy, and archives. Every ticket/membership you purchase and every contribution you make supports the impact that Tulsa Foundation for Architecture has on the Tulsa community. Thank you for your support! 

ON EVENT DAY: Please arrive 10 minutes early to get checked in. This event begins at 1:30 PM.


American Solera

1702 E. 6th St.

Tulsa, OK 74104

PARKING: American Solera has a free lot! Free street parking is also available!

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please email us at: We’re always happy to help!