Techniques in Pochoir and Gouache, Section I – D04W06-20

Date: Jun 22 - 26, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Ferrill

Price Option(s):
$450 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$1,095 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition. Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


Express what you see in the world around you by reimagining light and shadow, texture and surface as dynamic layers of color and form. This online workshop explores pochoir, a refined hand-stenciling technique, as a way to build collage-like surfaces using gouache in an additive method. Through virtual demonstrations via video conference along with one-on-one feedback, students gain fidelity with how to create collage-like compositions in the medium of gouache. Students learn to pochoir on paper as well as alternative materials, and focus on looking and interpreting with discussion around how personal subject matter can convey conceptual intent.


Pochoir, gouache, stencils, mylar, paper, found fabric and other materials


Elizabeth Ferrill received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has had national and international solo exhibitions in: Aspen, CO; Nashville, TN; Omaha, NE; New York; and Berlin, Germany. Liz is the Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at Anderson Ranch.

Additional Information: Five day virtual classes generally meet Monday – Friday from 9-10:30AM (MST) for one to two hours of group class time via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from and then have one-on-one sessions in the afternoons from Monday – Thursday 1-4PM.

An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. There can be a group critique Friday afternoon to wrap up the class.

Liz Ferrill - Fence

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