Want a quick way to use the same image multiple times? Create a stencil. Stenciled artwork generally breaks down an image into its most essential parts. Focus on learning the general mechanics of stenciling, investigating different inks available, and using jigs to get good registration–both of the image and its placement on the paper This workshop will provide a good basis for further experimentation to build your skills.
This class is online; Eastern Standard Time.
Term: Spring/Summer 2021
Suggested Ages: 18+
1 session: $45.00; Capacity: 20
X-acto knife and sharp blades Cutting Mat Scissors Ruler Pencil Eraser Right triangle Masking tape, low-tack blue or regular Small container of water Extra regular paintbrush for mixing Paper towels or rags Scrap paper: good for tests and to mask off areas Some kind of palate: like an old china plate with edges, plastic less good than porcelain Tracing paper (optional) Artist tape (optional) Eye dropper (optional) Japanese hole punch (optional) Any other hole punches (optional) Decorative scissors, pinking shears, etc. (optional) 1-2 Small Weights, only if available, don’t buy (sewing weights, bookbinding weights, etc.) • (2) pieces of hard (not corrugated) cardboard 1-1/2” wide x 8-10” long • (3) Stencil brushes: sizes can be ¼”, ½”, 5/8” or ¾” and can be round, flat or U-shaped. These brushes are stiff and have shorter bristles. It’s good to have a range of sizes. • Some kind of sponge or sponge cloth. The thin, kitchen kind is fine. We’ll cut it up. • 1-2 sheets of Dura-lar .005 made by Graphix (I get the translucent not the clear) 9x12. Or Denril made by Borden & Riley, also translucent and usually .003. Cut these into 4.5 x 6” pieces. Have 4-8 of these small pieces. • Freezer Paper made by Reynolds (paper on one side, coated on the other) comes in a roll (optional) • Acrylic ink, FW brand, that comes in a small bottle with an eye dropper. 1-3 bottles. One bottle of any color is just fine. But if you get 3 basic colors (like red, yellow, and blue process colors) you could mix more colors. • A pad of 9x12 watercolor paper (5-10 sheets total needed) or an equivalent in single bigger sheets. Suggestions for paper are Canson XL watercolor paper, 140 lb/300gsm, OR Strathmore 400 series watercolor paper 140 lb. OR Canson Lightweight watercolor paper cold press, 90lb. Cut these down into 4.5 x 6” pieces and should have 15-20 of these small pieces. • Any papers you want to try out, that you use for the work you make, cut to 4.5 x 6” size. • An idea for a simple image to use, like a basic shape, geometric or not, no need to be recognizable, sized 3.5 x 5” • A work surface that is smooth and can get wet and you can tape onto like a table top, piece of Plexiglass, etc.