299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.
This 2-day weekend workshop, with Amanda Lebel, takes place from 10 am to 4 pm, and is open to 8 participants, all levels welcome 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 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 including Matisse and Picasso appropriated pochoir techniques to make graphic fine prints. This workshop covers the basic techniques of pochoir including, stencil cutting, paint application, image design and composition. Once the stencils are drawn and cut, gouache is painted through them to create thick layers of intense color. Students have the opportunity to create multicolor prints that can be made into everything from greeting cards to fine art prints.