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Stencil Nation: Stencil Skillshare

Saturday, May 16, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Location Details:
Modern Times
888 Valencia St.
SF CA 9410

Stencil Skillshare
Open for all experience levels, attendees will spend the time asking questions, sharing work, and sharing tips and stories that can help us all become better with our stencil-making skills. Computers will not be used for this workshop, allowing for the development of the other skills needed to make, cut, and paint a stencil. Russell will either be cutting an ongoing project during the workshop, and/or bring some of his work to share.

Bring whatever you can, although limited supplies will be available-- xacto knives, scrap board paper (cereal
boxes, pressed board, etc.), pencils and pens, spray paint.

Workshop/Skillshare: $5-10 sliding scale (NOTA)

Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art
A Manic D Press Book by Russell Howze

A "vibrant exploration of a sub-sub-genre.... [T]his volume crosses the globe for a swift tour of the world's best artists, making it a handsome and insightful introduction to the form." - Publishers Weekly, 10/16/2008

"Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art" packs over 500 full-color photographs in a 192 page, 8 inch by 8 inch pound of paper and ink. The book presents work by more than 350 artists from 28 countries, including Iran, Australia, Japan, Canada, Spain, Lebanon, Israel, and the United States. Featured artists include: Banksy, Jef Aerosol, Logan Hicks, Adam5100, Arofish, M-City, SWOON, Hao, John Fekner, Peat Wollaeger, Klutch, and others.

Without a doubt, stencils are the fastest, easiest, and cheapest method for painting an image on a wall, a sidewalk, or almost any object anywhere. Stencil Nation focuses on the unexpected mix of this lively, accessible medium to reveal engaging aspects of an intentionally secretive international creative community. With dynamically illustrated perspectives from diverse niches of the art form, hundreds of photographs and numerous essays have been curated by’s founder, Russell Howze. Stencil Nation builds upon previous published works to give the most extensive and up-to-date history of stencil art, as well as how-to tips from the artists who work within the art form.
Added to the calendar on Mon, May 11, 2009 12:09PM
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