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During this class students will explore cutting stencils from a variety of materials and then how to apply pigments of different colors to the stencils to create forms. We will look at various examples of Pochoir and discuss how the technique can be used in book art.
Bettina Pauly is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches book arts and letterpress workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Bettina studied at the Academy of Art University San Francisco in the Book Arts and Letterpress program under Chris Rolik and Macy Chadwick. In addition she took classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book, taught by Mary Laird, Julie Chen, Shawn Sheehy, Michael Burke and Kitty Maryatt.
She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing. Bettina is one of the 2016 artists for the small plates edition at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She is a member of the Hand Bookbinders of California and the Moveable Book Society.
Her work can be found in library collections national and international and she was featured in the following publications: ‘500 Handmade Books’, ‘Good Mail Day’, ‘1000 Artists’ Books’, ‘Thread Loves Paper’, ‘Newsletter for the Movable Book Society, Ed Hutchins’, ‘Movable Book Society cover interview with Ann Staples, 2015’ ‘Bound & Lettered’, Volume 17 Number 2