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Description

Amazing Gel Prints: Working with Stencils
with Elizabeth St. Hilaire

April 8 – 9, 2025 | Tuesday –  Wednesday

  • Tues: 10 am – 5 pm | Wed: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Experience Level: All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Medium: Mixed Media, Acrylic Paints
  • Registration: Each student must register individually. Click the Cancellation Policy tab above for more info.
  • Location: Sedona Arts Center, Theatre Studio

Based on her book of the same name, Elizabeth St. Hilaire will teach you how to achieve complex gel prints through layering. Learn to build layers with stencils over solid colored sheets with initial prints and ghost prints. Create pastel colors with layers of pattern that stay light in color. Combine stencil patterns with foam stamping, mark making, and texture. Add watery washes and spatter for even more pattern and color that soaks all the way through the sheet. Experiment with one pull prints where you build up multiple layers on the plate and pull them all at once. Enhance your prints with glitter or sparkly foil effects, the cherry on top! Elizabeth has been teaching gel printing for over 20 years and she still gets excited every time she pulls the paper off the plate! Come and learn in a fun environment where you are encouraged to ask questions and enjoy the process

 

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Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Elizabeth St. Hilaire

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Elizabeth St. Hilaire is an award winning full-time artist, art workshop instructor, and published author. She is an Artist Educator for Golden Paints, a former Ambassador for Princeton Brush, and Creative Team Artist for Gel Press, her work is also featured on Fredrix Canvas packaging. Her unique mixed-media artwork is created from torn tidbits of hand-painted paper which she glues down over an acrylic under-painting.

St Hilaire’s collages are collected and have been exhibited both nationally and internationally; images of her work are reproduced and available nationwide on wall canvas, household items, stationery, clothing, jewelry, and more.

Elizabeth is a Signature Member of National Collage Society, holds a BFA from Syracuse University, and has been working in her medium for over 15 years. She has published seven books on her process. She enjoys painting en Plein Air and has participated in the Wekiva Paint Out (FL), New Smyrna Beach Paint Out (FL), and the Sedona Plein Air Festival (AZ).

How do you rip and glue torn tidbits of paper in the wind? Elizabeth has a mixed media easel designed and manufactured in Italy to do just that!

YouTube: Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Facebook: Paper Paintings Collage Artwork

Instagram: @PaperPaintingsCollage

  • Speedball Deluxe Brayer 6-inch for applying paint to Gel Plate– if you can get two, it’s better. One for warm, one for cool colors. It’s also helpful to have the 2-inch brayer

To purchase her book titled “Amazing Gel Prints: Working with Stencils” https://amzn.to/4akmXFL

Questions? Please email elizabeth@paperpaintings.com

Cancellation Policy

Registration

  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a $125 Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before March 8, 2025. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after March 8, 2025.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Note: If traveling to Sedona, we strongly urge students to purchase refundable airline tickets or travel insurance in case of workshop cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen changes. Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for non-refundable ticket purchases or lodging fees.

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

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