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Workshop: "Hand Cut Stencils for Surface Design," John C. Campbell Folk School


STUDY WITH JENNY AT JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL

Jenny is teaching two fun classes back-to-back. Take one or both!
Contact John C. Campbell Folk School directly to register.


June 7-9, 2019
Hand-Cut Stencils for Surface Design

With just a craft knife and a self-healing mat, we will hand-cut paper in a variety of motifs, patterns, and imagery, from basic to elaborate. By stacking and cutting layers of paper together, we will build mirrored images, multiple templates, and snowflake-style symmetrical compositions. We will use these papercuts as stencils for direct surface design application such as spray painting, dye resist, and sewn appliqué. Stencil materials include tyvek, acetate, construction paper, and freezer paper. While the cutting can be meticulous, the surface design is more improvisational with the opportunity to layer and arrange intricate patterns together spontaneously.