In this project, students explored different stencil making and printing techniques. Students gained hands-on experience in creating and cutting stencils to create a meaningful portrait of a 'hero'.
Students first created an intricate patterned background. Following this, students collected images of their chosen subject. From that image, students cut out the negative space to create the top (detail) layer of their portrait. The second (bottom) layer of their stencil was a silhouetted image of their subject. Students printed the portraits on top of the background using a complimentary or analogous color scheme.