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Want some stencils to protest fracking in California?

Stencils Against Fracking is a distributed public art project to raise awareness of the dangers of fracking in California. This creative tactic is designed for anti-frackig activists and groups to further their own fight against fracking and other extreme energy techniques.

1AM Stencil Class this Saturday (SF, CA)

Start off with something new and different this year! 1AM is back with our Stencil Class taught by Strider the last Saturday of this month from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Sign up now to reserve your spot and walk away with your personalized spray piece on your own take home T-shirt!
Learn to make your “mark” on the world by studying the art of stencil making.  This class covers the fundamentals of stenciling: each student gets to practice cutting and spraying stencils.  After this class, you’ll be able to design and make your own stencils. In addition to learning to stencil on different materials, you’ll be taking home your very own stenciled T-shirt!

*Ages 14+ welcome or accompanied by a chaperone
*$55/person (class is 1 session)
*Minimum of 4 signups to hold class
*Classes are non-refundable

Upcoming Class Dates:

March 22nd 2014 (12:30pm-3:30pm)
June 28th 2014 (12:30pm-3:30pm)

- See more at: http://1amsf.com/classes/stenciling-class

NEWSLETTER SPECIAL: If you refer a friend and/or family, we will also give you ANY free can of paint or a 1AM iPhone cover case! (Valid only for March & April classes. Must note it in check-out during registration.)

Don't wait on it, classes are also great holiday gifts for friends and families!

25 Nov : Stencil Workshop with Joshua Smith (AU)

http://espionage-gallery.com/

This Sunday, Joshua Smith, Espionage Gallery Director and Stencil Artist will be running a Stencil Workshop at Espionage. Running from 12-6pm and limited to 10 spaces this will be one of the last workshops being run at the gallery for 2012.

If you have ever thought about doing a workshop, wanted to create your own artwork for your home or just want to have a fun afternoon this is for you!

Limited to spaces the workshop is $80 per student. Areas covered include image manipulation, cutting tecniques and spraypainting techniques.

If interested please message josh for more details or email at hello :: at :: espionage-gallery :: dot :: com

Get Crafty: Stenciled Wallpaper for Movie Sets

Working Hollywood: Tony Roche
The designer finds wallpaper design fascinating, and he's created a special one for 'X-Men: First Class.'
June 12, 2011|By Cristy Lytal, Special to the Los Angeles Times

For some, staring at wallpaper is as much fun as watching paint dry, but not for designer Tony Roche, who created a handmade silver leaf wallpaper on display in the 1960s-set mutant superhero saga "X-Men: First Class."

"I have to say, sometimes when you mention to people wallpaper, they glaze over slightly," he said. "It's a bit like saying you're interested in spotting trains. But it surprises me how beautiful wallpaper is, when a lot of people think of it as being rather domestic and boring. It's often seen as one of the lesser arts, but there's some great skill and creativity within it."

"Most kids used to cover their schoolbooks in brown paper, but because my dad was in the decorating business, I used to cover mine with wallpaper," he said. "And I actually think that was an influence on me in a strange way. I quite liked the mathematics of pattern and repeat. And also the precision appealed to me — the fact that it could be loose but precise."

Article continues here.

Knoxville, TN: AC Stencils DIY Bike Route Arrows

http://www.metropulse.com/news/2012/may/30/anonymous-cyclist-blazes-bike...

EXCERPT

Earlier this spring a small stenciled image of a bike appeared on the pavement at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Luttrell Street. An arrow painted beside the bike pointed to the right. What’s this? I thought.

Later, I noticed more of the small stenciled bikes zigzagging through North Knoxville, leading the way down quiet neighborhood streets and little-used roads near industrial parts of town. They perfectly matched the route my husband takes when he bikes our child to school in the bike trailer.

“You did this!” I said.

He denied it.

Still, it must be a personal route, I thought, marked by a cycling enthusiast with an anarchist streak, pointing the way to a party; or maybe it was part of a whimsical scavenger hunt. But, the marks were quite consistent, the distance covered was large...could it be a city-sanctioned route? And yet, the stencils were a little low-tech to be official. They seemed to hover in a gray area somewhere between city traffic markings and graffiti.

After going through a short list of suspects, I got a promising tip, and one day I received a call from a man I’ll call “AC.”

Syria Freedom Graffiti Week (Video)

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Following examples set in other Arab Spring countries like Tunisia and Egypt, Syrian activists have taken to arming themselves with cans of spray paint and stencils to peacefully protest against embattled President Bashar al-Assad’s regime via a very public and artistic medium – graffiti.

Activists have called for “a week of graffiti for freedom” from April 14 – 21 not only in Syria, but across the Arab world. The campaign invites everyone, tagger or not, to pick up a can of spray paint and peacefully express their feelings in a public place. The project, which was launched on social networking websites by a Syrian activist living in exile and several of his peers still in the country, included an online tutorial and printable stencil models.

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