Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

Slow Printing with Pochoir - SOLD OUT

Led by: Angie Butler
Dates: 29th - 30th July 2019
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Price: £195 full price / £156 concessionary price
includes: materials and catering.

Book online now: SOLD OUT

A two-day exploration of this refined technique of making limited editions of stencil prints. This workshop provides the opportunity to slow down, focus and enjoy the intricacies of this captivating process, creating your own pochoir prints. You will be producing print compositions, mixing colours, learning methods of application and analysis, preparing stencils and editioning prints.

Pochoir is where painting meets printmaking - each print is unique because it is done by hand and each remains vivid in both tactile and visual sense. The brush bristle traces resulting from the manual execution of the print are visible. Just varying the pressure on the brush, or the gradation of the colour, affects the printed results. In addition, diverse textures can be obtained by varying the application technique such as brushing, spraying, spattering, or sponging.

Pochoir is a stencil-based printing technique popular from the late 19th Century through the 1930’s, with its centre of activity in Paris. Pochoir (French: “stencil”) was primarily used by artists, illustrators and designers to create patterns, fashion illustrations and architectural design prints.

The course tutor Dr Angie Butler has been awarded two prizes for her artists’ books as a student: the Sheffield Book Arts Prize (Student Prize) 2009, and the Agassi Book Arts Prize, UWE, 2011. Angie holds two Masters Degrees: Visual Culture: Fine Art and MA Multi-Disciplinary Print and was awarded her Doctorate in 2019. She has worked at various Institutions across the UK, Europe, US, and S.E. Asia, as both Visiting Artist and Lecturer and her work is held in both UK, and international private and public collections.

This course will be held at UWE Bristol’s beautiful Bower Ashton Studios set in the stunning Ashton Court park. With a maximum of 8 participants sign up early to secure your place.

Image provided by Peter Allen