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Stencil Spray Abstractions

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Stencil Spray Abstractions, June 2023 Registation
$ 189.00
7 available

An In-Studio Workshop!

Saturday, June 17, 10am-4pm

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About this Workshop:

Stencil Spray Abstractions is a workshop for learning new techniques and ideas about the use of stencils and spray paint in relationship to painting and printmaking processes. This class will explore the use of spray paint combined with made and found stencils. There will be demonstrations on how to create layered abstract paintings along with the creation of films for photography printmaking processes and direct application for relief printmaking. Students will learn about different spray caps, along with approaches to the application of the paint and stencil creation.  After the demonstrations, students will be given the time to work on a small painting to try their hand at the techniques demonstrated in class. 

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration closes June 8, 2023 Materials fees are included with registration to cover the materials supplied in class. A small list of optional items will also be provided to students to gather/bring to class.

Sample images by Matthew McLaughlin


Registration includes a $30 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, extra spray paint, tape, and  paper. Students should the following optional items:

  • A personal easel for working outside
  • A personal apron
  • A small gessoed canvas (roughly 9″x12″)
  • 3-5 Montana Spray Paint Cans
  • At least one 1/8″ thick mat board (at least 12″x18″)
  • Found “stencils” from your home, work, or studio (get creative!)
  • Personal safety gear – face mask and protective eyewear


Matthew McLaughlin is a mixed media artist and curator whose work explores the human relationship with their environments and spaces, both physically and psychologically. He received his BFA degree in Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design and his MFA degree in Printmaking from Arizona State University. Matthew has had solo exhibitions in Washington, DC and Phoenix, among other areas. His work has been included in group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, in commercial galleries, artist-run spaces and museums. He has received numerous awards including the Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Award 2016 in Works on Paper. His work is in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Zuckerman Museum of Art and various universities, along with private collectors. He has curated for numerous national exhibition spaces including the American University Museum in Washington, D.C. Learn more about his work at www.matthewtmclaughlin.com.

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