NEW classes to learn stenciling as well as a better understanding of color, design and perspective. The design will be stenciled on heavy weight paper suitable to frame, decoupage to a surface or display at home. The stencil is provided for your use only but some may be purchased separately. Classes are limited to 5 students to allow better one on one instruction. To view offerings click here for PDF and print for reference. A few are shown here. If you can't download a PDF file use contact page to email us and we'll mail one in the postal mail. Intro Class Fee for May classes $20. Future classes $22.00
Chose one of seventeen designs (see PDF for flyer) and join a class on the following dates. Time may extend to 9:00 on evening classes depending on stencil design you choose. Class begins promptly at 7:00 or 1:30 so arrive a few minutes early if possible. Tuesday, May 16th -- 7:00-8:30pm Tuesday, May 23rd -- 7:00-8:30pm Tuesday, June 20th -- 7:00-8:30pm Saturday, June 24th -- 1:30-3:00pm - Specific design of Sandy's Peppers pictured above, Tuesday, June 27th -- 7:00-8:30pm
The uses for stencils to apply an image are endless. I've found the addition of paint embellishments with different brushes and sponges results in more varied details not possible with the stencil alone. It's still a relatively simple art to pursue nonetheless. Repeating designs is the biggest advantage to a stencil. Similar to the screen print process which also produces one finished product at a time (with a stencil). It's addicting to repeat a pattern and many find it a pleasing alternative to freehand drawing or painting of more realistic scenes or portraits, unless one has years of practice. Anyone that can hold a brush can learn to stencil immediately. Practice of shading, positioning and placement of shadows can obtain more realistic visual results if desired. If you are a novice at art of any kind, a stencil can lead you to expand the depth of your knowledge and later branch out to try various other mediums and methods. If you are experienced as a "fine" artist or one who paints abstracts you will gain a valuable tool knowing how to implement a stencil pattern into your work.