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ECA workshop: 21 February 2020

Blue & Green: A one-day practical workshop in pochoir printing,
led by Jane Hyslop (project Co-Investigator)
Edinburgh College of Art, Friday 21st February 2020

Venue: Edinburgh College of Art.

During the modernist period the pochoir printing technique was used extensively in fashion illustration. It offers a unique, liminal space between printing and painting in which artists such as Sonia Delaunay, Man Ray and Max Ernst became interested. Many of them made works associated with or including texts and imagery moved across the page allowing colour to be brought into the textual sphere.

This workshop will start with a short presentation offering insight into the technique, its history and applications. There will then follow a hands-on workshop enabling participants to gain direct experience of using pochoir, taking its conceptual focus the relationship between image and text in the material form of the book.

Virginia Woolf’s Blue and Green has been selected as the text which will be investigated offering a rich and evocative range of imagery that can be explored.

Participants will start by working together tracing imagery, cutting stencils and mixing paints to learn how layers of colour can be applied. They will then have the opportunity to make their own imagery using the pochoir technique to make a series of prints to take away from the event.

Jane Hyslop is a Lecturer in Painting and Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. Her work is centred upon print and the artists’ book with recent research into pochoir printing, its history and application in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Please note that all expenses for participants, including UK travel, catering, and accommodation if required, will be covered.

Applications for this workshop are now closed.