workshops > clay camp

intro to pochoir

open to all ages, no experience necessary 

In this class, students will learn the basics of the stenciling process known as pochoir. We will discuss proper materials and supplies, methods for creating patterns, blending colors, and registering multiple layers. All ages are welcome! This camp is limited to 10 students and will follow social distancing protocols. Each student will be required to wear a mask.

*Cancellation policy: In the event that this camp had to be canceled, participants would be refunded the full registration amount.

Pochoir is a stencil-based printmaking technique used to create prints or to add color to pre-existing prints. It was most popular from the late 19th century through the 1930's with its center of activity in Paris. Pochoir was primarily used to create prints devoted to fashion, patterns, and architectural design and is most often associated with Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Pochoir was used by artists, in conjunction with other mediums such as engraving, lithography, or photography, as a means of adding color to a print. Each print is unique because it is done by hand and each remains vivid in both tactile and visual sense. Some artists that used pochoir as a printing technique include Man Ray, Henry Matisse, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Albert Gleizes, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, or Sonia Delaunay.



When: Saturday August 22, 10am-11:30am

Instructor: Beth Sheehan

Where: Kentuck's Clarke Building, SoNo Classroom

Class size:  Maximum:  10 students 

                         Minimum:  6 students

Students Supply Materials: paper (copy paper is fine), pencil, cutting mat, craft knife (X-acto, Olfa, or similar), ink or paint (2 colors of any kind. Even nail polish would work!). Optional: gloves, cotton rounds, mylar.

Tuition: $50

beth sheehan, instructor:

Elizabeth (Beth) Sheehan is a printmaker, papermaker, and book artist living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her work investigates ideas of memory and perception to explore her own lack of episodic memory. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Center for Book Arts, and the San Francisco Public Library. Sheehan has worked as a professional printer at Durham Press in Pennsylvania and at Harlan and Weaver in New York. She was also the Lead Binder and Bindery Manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn and teaches paper, print, and book workshops around the country.

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle

© 2020 by Kentuck Art Center.

Kentuck Art Center and Festival was established in 1971. Kentuck's mission is to perpetuate the arts, engage the community, and empower the artist. The Kentuck Festival of the Arts is held annually in October, and during that weekend, makes a $5.5 million economic impact on its community.

Guidestar 2019.png