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Workshop: Stencils on Yupo Paper with Watercolor

  • VisArts 155 Gibbs Street Rockville, MD, 20850 United States (map)

Yupo is a synthetic paper (polypropylene) that makes for a very exciting watercolor surface. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, it also requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, printing techniques, and intuitive painting, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to incorporate the use of stencils into your paintings on yupo. Students will learn how to make stencils out of yupo for painting on yupo. We will use the stencils to create a number of small paintings exploring possibilities through color and repetition. All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.