Pochoir Printing

Event Info

This virtual workshop takes place via Zoom on Wednesday, November 30 from 6–8pm ET:

  • Wednesday, November 30, 6–8pm ET

About the Workshop:

Instructor Beth Sheehan leads this virtual workshop for all experience levels on pochoir printing. Pochoir is a stenciling technique that is versatile and can be done with so many materials. Sheehan will guide students through creating reusable, registered stencils out of flexible materials like Mylar—which can be used to print on a wide variety of surfaces. Sheehan will also cover the basics of color theory, empowering participants to mix and blend colors as well as create gradients. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn to layer their stencils to produce an image of their own choosing.


Required Materials:

  • 3-10 sheets of paper of your choosing to print on
  • 3-5 sheets of stencil material (Mylar is recommended, but most paper works well also)
  • Sponge brushes or make-up wedges
  • Paint or ink (acrylic paint or water-based relief inks are the best choices)
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie or permanent marker
  • Images or drawings for stencil-making
  • Tape (painters tape or masking tape are preferred)
  • X-acto, Olfa knife, or scalpel
  • Cutting mat

About the Instructor

Elizabeth (Beth) Sheehan is a printmaker, papermaking, 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.


All images courtesy of the instructor.

In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future.

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