Pochoir: The Art of French Stenciling

POCHOIR: THE ART OF FRENCH STENCILING

 

 

 

Instructor: Margo Klass
Skill Level: intermediate
Materials Fee: $35.00
Length of workshop: 3 days

 

 

Workshop description:

Pochoir is a printmaking technique made popular by French fashion illustrators from the late 19th century through the 1930s. Images are composed of layers of vivid color, each printed using separate, carefully cut, and reusable stencils. The resulting print is characterized by crisp edges and an immediacy of freshly applied color. On the first day workshop participants will design and cut stencils creating a personal vocabulary of forms based on a theme or concept. Continuing into day two, these forms will be used to compose and produce a series of sequential images for a drum leaf binding which will be bound and completed on day three.

 

Date : Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 23, 24, and 25, 2017

 

Prerequisite skills:
How to fold paper using a bone folder and assemble signatures
How to determine paper grain & match the grain of different components of a book
How to glue up paper or cloth
Knows how to use an X-acto knife comfortably and with precision
Has made, independent of a class:
Simple sewn text-block for codex book

 

Materials/equipment to be supplied by student:
cutting mat (minimum size 18 x 24”)

X-Acto knife (with several extra blades)

quilter’s rulers (see-through, variously sized, including 2 x 18”)
bone folder
glue brush (about ¾” flat or round, with stiff bristles)
6-8 small stiff-bristle brushes for mixing paints
scissors
pencil
eraser

Optional:
graduated metal edges
tweezers

 

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
stencil material
stencil brushes
mixing brushes
gouache paints
palettes
text paper (Rives BFK)
cover paper (Arches Text Wove)
mat board
book cloth
wax paper
tracing paper
glue sheets/barrier sheets
clamps
slates
backing paper
cap papers
handouts

Dates
Prices
Pochoir: The Art of French Stenciling Materials $35.00
Location Focus on Book Arts
1928 21st Avenue
Forest Grove OR 97116