Printing on a Gel Plate – Stencils, Stamps and The Kitchen Sink with Bee Shay

We will learn how to utilize stencils, stamps, and things you find just lying around.  This is a fun exploration of shape, form, and color.  You will learn to make your own stencils and stamps to use on your own. Gelli Plates allow for complex multi layered prints easily learned by a beginner. We will print on paper, tissue, and fabric.  The resulting prints can be framed, made into cards, books and lots of other possibilities which will be discussed and demonstrated. 

Maximum class size: 10

Bee Shay has been a folk artist and oil painter for almost thirty years, teaching theorem painting, stenciling, and faux finishes nationally since 1991. She has apprenticed under members of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration. For nearly ten years she was involved in the Stencil Artisans League, Inc. (SALI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching and furthering traditional American folk art. Currently, Bee is a resident of Nantucket and continues teaching nationally.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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