Using your original sketch as a guide, place each stencil or paint-loaded stamp in turn
onto its location on your painting paper.
Paint in the stencil in dry-brush technique (or press the stamp firmly down).
Let each painted area dry before touching it with the next stencil. Speed up the
process with a fan, hair dryer, or the blowing technique.
After practicing on scratch paper, try shading the same side of some of the
motifs with a darker shade of the same color to show the volume or roundness
of the object. (Dip the stamp into two shades of paint, one from each edge)
Publication and Closure: Make a paper mat or frame around your finished drawing.
Hang it up with others as an exhibit with labels telling your title, your name, the technique, and the
Make a label to place on the wall next to the work. The label should describe to your viewers the
steps of making stenciled or stamped theorem paintings.
Assessment: student paintings should reflect the placement of stencils or stamps in position, rather
than a drawing and painting technique. The written label should reflect a correct sequence of steps
and tools needed to make a theorem painting.
Illinois State Board of Education Goals and Standards addressed:
Visual Art: (see grade levels for specific standards)
26.A: Understand the processes, traditional tools ...used in the arts.
26.B: Apply skills and knowledge necessary to create art.
27.A:Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.