Introduction to Pochoir

$ 140.00

August 23rd, 2020 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 23rd, 2020 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: August 23rd, 2020 4:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Pochoir is a method of applying paint through cut-out areas of a thin material like mylar, acetate, tyvek or cardstock. The usually dry paint pigments are applied with a flat round brush.

During this class students will learn the basics of stencil creation and will work on monochromatic images made up of simple shapes to practice their technique.

Throughout the day, different materials will be employed to make stencils, different brushes and their effects will be examined, and various ‘dry pigments’ and papers will be investigated as students gain pochoir skills. The instructor will also lead a discussion on how students can incorporate pochoir into their own artwork. 

At the end of class a simple accordion structure will be bound with pockets to keep the stencils made throughout the day in a safe place.  

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $140.00

Date & Time: Sunday, August 23, 2020 :: 10am-4pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Bettina Pauly

Bettina is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Academy of Art University and O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.

Past Student Reviews:

“It was relaxed, no pressure, everyone worked at their own pace, everyone in the class was friendly, Bettina's instruction was clear and helpful and she was generous with materials and I learned a lot.”

“Bettina was great and informative. She helped me a lot when I didn’t understand the steps. Or was patient with repeating what I couldn’t hear.”

“It got me interested in book arts for sure! Will look into more workshops for the future. Thank you!!”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States