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13842Drop Dead Gorgeous: Pochoir Printing

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    Jul 30, 2014
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      September 27, 2014

      7:00 p.m.

      Scripps College Humanities Auditorium

      Scripps College, Claremont, CA



      Pochoir Printing from the Renaissance to the present

      Presented by JULIE MELLBY


      Please note that the Frederic W. Goudy Lecture is free and open to the public


      Julie Mellby is the graphic arts curator within Rare Books and Special Collections

      at Firestone Library, Princeton University.

      The collection runs from Pre-Columbian stamps to contemporary prints

      and printed books, including comprehensive collections of British caricature

      and pochoir illustration. Before coming to Princeton,

      Julie was the curator of works on paper for the Toledo Museum of Art

      and prior to that, assistant curator of graphic art

      at the Houghton Library, Harvard University.

      She is the author of several catalogues including The Author’s Portrait (2010)

      and Splendid Pages: The Molly and Walter Bareiss Collection

      of Modern Illuµrated Books (2003).

      Julie is currently working on an exhibition to celebrate

      the tercentenary of Louis XIV and the building of Versailles.



      September 27, 2014

      9:30 am to 4:30 pm

      Scripps College Press

      Cost: $75, reservations required


      Pochoir à la Française



      Stencilling has been around since cave painters blew pigment around their hands

      to make prints on cave walls. Every culture has some kind of stencil technique.

      The Japanese method of katagami uses smoked persimmon paper stencils cut

      in elaborate patterns and strengthened with silk threads for coloring kimonos.

      Photographs of these kinds of stencils were published in 1878 in Paris by architect, Th. Lambert. Pochoir is the name given to the French iteration of the process,

      which first flourished in Paris in the early 20th century,

      especially for colorizing fashion plates and book illustrations.


      The metal stencils are cut with a knife, and fat brushes (called pompon) are dipped in pigment (watercolor and gouache) and are brushed and swirled through the stencil onto the plates. The original image is analyzed for color separations in order to determine how many stencils will produce the desired result: to match the original.


      In this workshop, participants will determine color separations for a selected image. Each person will cut one of the stencils (ours will be plastic) and then apply the color with the pompon to make a small edition. Registration methods will be shown. Further experimentaton and discussion will be included.


      Frederic W. Goudy Dinner

      September 27, 2014

      5:30 pm

      Hampton Room

      $25, reservations required


      Send a check for $75 for the workshop or $25 for dinner by Sept. 22 to the

      Scripps College Press, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA 91711


      For further information, contact

      Kitty Maryatt, Director of the Scripps College Press

      (909) 607-3866   kmaryatt@...

      The Scripps College Press