Pochoir Intensive w/ Alan Tracy

June 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AS220 Printshop
Lucie Way
Providence, RI 02903
Brian Whitney

Tuesday, June 14; 6-9pm – $40.00 USD

Instructor: Alan Tracy

Pochoir is French for stencil, distinguished from ordinary stenciling as a highly refined technique for making fine limited edition prints. Often called hand coloring, or hand illustration, this print process was used during the early 20th Century- particularly during the Art Deco period- for fashion and interior design illustration plates. Remarkable for its use of lush, vibrant colors and bold, geometric shape, artists appropriated pochoir techniques to make graphic fine art prints.

This class covers the basic techniques of pochoir including, color separation, stencil cutting, and paint application. Once the stencils are drawn and cut, acrylic-gouache is painted through them to create thick layers of intense color. We will print on paper, but will discuss how to print on other materials that range from fabric to wood. Students have the opportunity to create a multicolor print that can be made into everything from greeting cards to fine art prints. You can also bring a work in progress, if you’d like to see how pochoir fits into the mix.

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