Join artist printmaker Jo Ruth for a playful taster workshop exploring the art of pochoir – stencil printing!
Stencil printing (also known by the French term ‘pochoir’) is a wonderfully versatile process which has no need for a press and uses easily accessible materials and tools. You can use it to create both simple and more complex images, or combine it with other printmaking techniques. It’s also a great way to get your head around working in layers so a good introduction to thinking like a ‘printmaker’!
In this introductory workshop we will explore the best way to design and make stencils and how to use them to print on paper in different ways. Once you get to grips with the process and the printing technique, we will explore ways of creating a wider variety of images using the stencils you have prepared.
It will be a day of shapes, colour and exploration!
Your tutor : Jo Ruth
Jo’s background training is in Fine Art with a BA(Hons) from the University of Reading followed by a PGCE at Birmingham City University. She taught in colleges for many years all the time continuing to develop her own creative practice. During the course of her teaching career her role expanded to include printmaking, where she developed a love of silkscreen printing and stencil cutting. Her work has always been based around the natural world, the textures, patterns and designs that are all around us and the ever-changing atmosphere created by light and colour.
Jo is a great believer in the ‘happy accident’ – the interesting images that are created when things don’t quite go to plan. Today her imagery is predominantly made with stencils but she continues to explore how this can be combined with other printmaking processes.
Taster sessions are designed for people who have little or no prior knowledge or experience of printmaking, and are also great for those who want to a refresher of a particular technique. This particular process also works well in situations without a press so great for teachers or workshop facilitators who might have limited equipment/resources.
What’s included in this session?
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: