Pochoir Basics online workshop

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$ 45.00

March 29th, 2021 3:00 PM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: March 29th, 2021 3:00 PM
  • Workshop End: March 29th, 2021 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This is a single session online workshop.

In this class we will look at the tools for pochoir and discuss how it has been used. The instructor will show samples of works including some books.
We will also discuss how different pigments work, look at different papers, and talk about what material to use for stencils.
Students will then cut their own stencils and try the technique to get an idea for the medium and to have a chance to address any challenges with the instructor.

Materials to Bring: 

-Cutting mat
-X-acto knife
-Clean flat brush to apply pigment onto paper – one brush per color
-‘PanPastel Sofft art sponges’ – or disposable makeup sponges from Walgreens/CVS

-Regular copy paper, BFK paper, various other printmaking paper, sketching paper, Strathmore toned mixed media paper, paper/cardstock that you have at hand – small pieces are fine, the size of your stencil determines the size of the paper.

Materials for your stencil – a sheet of clear acetate is the easiest to use.
-Acetate/mylar/duralar – for example: Grafix Dura-lar 9x12 pad .005”
-Cardstock, old green hanging folder, stencil board or oil board, Tyvek paper (you can use a postal priority mail envelope).

PanPastel colors’ – these are very soft pastel colors. If you want to try them buy just your favorite color and decide how you like them before you get the whole palette.
Stamp pads : ‘craft smart’,  ‘distress’,  ‘archival ink’,  ‘color box’, ’versafine’ – whatever stamp pad you have will just work fine, there is no need to buy expensive stamp pads!

Workshop Fee: $45

Date & Time: Monday, March 29, 2021 :: 3-5pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

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About the Instructor | Bettina Pauly

Bettina lives in San Francisco as a book artist and works as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. 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:

"Bettina had a great mix of history about pochoir, images of her own work, and demoing all the possible tools/materials. Loved it!”

“I made a cool stencil! Plus, Bettina is a pro. She is a pleasure to learn from.”

“Bettina Pauly is such a patient and friendly instructor. She presented a wealth of techniques and materials to achieve various stencil effects. Loved that she provided examples of finished pochoir books."


$ 45.00
Online via Zoom
United States