Join us at BAM to learn all about pochoir! Pochoir is a stencil-based printmaking technique first popularized in the late 19th century in France. Many artists over the years have used this versatile method, including Picasso, Joan Miro, and Paul Klee. Artist Larry Calkins will demonstrate the technique and provide an in-depth history of the process. Students will create scissor-cut paper stencils to make complex images on various surfaces.
This workshop has been developed alongside the Positive Fragmentation exhibition of print artists, emphasizing the variety and sophistication of printmaking as an artistic medium worldwide.
Limited to 15 spots, for adults and teens ages 16+
General Public (includes museum admission): $50 BAM Member: $35 Adult and Teens ages 16+
Larry Calkins was born in 1955 in Corvallis, OR, and grew up in Harlan, a small logging community. He stepped into the family tradition of working within logging operations, but, after a serious injury, decided to pursue a career in the arts. He has since lived in London, and traveled widely throughout the US and Europe. Larry has created a vast body of work that has been featured in numerous galleries since 1994. In addition, he has been an Artist in Residence at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, and has taught workshops and classes for several years in the Seattle area.