Pochoir Printing

Event Info

This virtual workshop takes place on Zoom on Monday July 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on July 15, at 11:59 pm.


About the Workshop:

This virtual workshop is taught by CBA instructor Beth Sheehan.

Pochoir, commonly used by ArtDeco artisans in 1920’s France, is a versatile stenciling technique perfectly suited for book and print projects.

Participants will learn how to create reusable stencils, design layers for complex images, and produce an edition. This workshop will also cover the basics of color theory, empowering participants to mix and blend colors as well as create gradients.

No previous experience or printing presses required!


Required Materials:

  • Paper
  • Stencil material (a list of common materials emailed upon registration)
  • Paint or ink of your choosing
  • Sponges 
  • An image for stencil-making
  • Cutting tool

More detailed materials lists will be provided in the email sent upon registration.


About Beth Sheehan

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. Sheehan’s 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. She 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. Virtual workshops at Center for Book Arts will be recorded and the recording will be viewable for up to 30 days after the class.

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