The Make Stencils Workshop start March 6th and it is the only time it will be offered in 2017. Stencils can be the foundation for so many different types of art making.
Enjoy a video of some student stencils and work from the last session of the Make Stencils Online Workshop:
More people are loving Make Stencils Workshop with Linda Germain:
Thank you Linda for another really wonderful class full of new ideas and great inspiration!
If you haven’t taken Linda’s other classes, particularly Make Monotypes and Pulling Screen Prints, I highly recommend you do! I have taken both and Linda is a consumate teacher, artist, inspirer!
That’s the beauty of Linda’s classes, having full access to all the videos and information for a while after the class ends and being able to download them to have forever:) JM Robb, US
I have taken all of Linda’s classas and have come away with something every time that has enriched my practice. Honestly, can’t recommend Linda’s classes enough!!! Marny Stevenson, Canada
Summary of Make Stencils Printmaking Workshop
Week 1: Image building and subject matter development. Explore traditional stencil, tools and materials. Use free software to help change photo to high contrast image and great stencil. Choose printing surfaces and appropriate inks. Optional project – one time use paper stencil pillow
Week 2: Use the masking stencil. Expand the types of materials to make the stencil – consider the texture. Create a set of masking stencils to use together. Consider design elements and principles of variety, repetition and scale and unity. Optional project One box gelatin plate play.
Week 3: Focus of this week is multi-color portrait or other image. Tweak and revisit images. Explore folded and then cut stencil. This could be something out of your usual comfort zone. This is meant to inspire and show off your new skills.
Week 4: Repair, restore and revisit. Let’s take care of all these new tools we have made. Are there free or ready made, found “stencil” options? Explore natural stencils and alternatives to paper and plastic. Are there library or community tools available to you? Pause and work these new skills into your regular art making.