Title was exactly as expected
by Gertrude Carter
I bought the class when I was just starting and thought it was a great basic class. It was at the right level for a total beginner. I finished the class months later and felt that level could have been a tad higher to give a little more to the next level up beginner. Anyway loved Mary Beth teaching. would have liked a stencil used list attached to the end.
by Judy Friedkin
I had all of my questions answered about the basics of using stencil . The class is very thorough. Great class for beginners. Thank you.
by Jane Christensen
I thoroughly enjoyed the way you set up this free program. Each segment is interesting and informative and the option to move forward at my own pace is perfect. Plus .... having those nice little reminder emails is great. All in all a wonderful course. Thank you.
Captures the essence of the course perfectly
by Mary Stott
An excellent introduction to using stencils. Content is well-organized in short modules. Mary Beth's provides an articulate and thorough explanation to accompany each demonstration. For me, the pace of her delivery was perfect. I'm so happy I did this course. It will help me make much better use of my StencilGirl stencils!
Gets you started
by Jo Murray
Definitely a good way for a beginner to learn about stencilling. Clear instruction and great examples.
by Mary Martin
Great overview of the basics for using stencils with a variety of paints, inks and texture pastes and a multitude of tools.
My review of Stencil 101
by Pam Palmer
I found Mary Bath’s tuition really good, learned things I hadn’t heard before and thoroughly enjoyed this course.
I will recommend to friends.
Fantastic! Answered all My Stencil Questions
by Anne Dalton
Ok, I have a LOT of stencil anxiety. I know it's supposed to be a fun thing to do with no pressure.... So I had all those beginner problems... the most effective tool apply the paint... color bleeding under the stencil... how to use multiple stencils... to clean or not to clean the stencil... how to continue a pattern across the surface without making myself crazy... on and on. Mary Beth nailed every one of them! Thanks! It's really perfect.
by Terri Foley
I really enjoyed listening to Mary Beth & watching her demonstrate her techniques.
Loved the tour of her studio too!!
Great Intro To Stenciling
by Deb Riddell
Stencil 101 is a great intro to stenciling with lots of tips and tricks and practical advice about how to use StencilGirl Products great stencils, thank you Mary Beth!
Stencil 101 Was Sunshine In My Rainy Day
by Catherine Clement
I purchased Stencil 101 today after seeing Carolyn Dube's email. It was a dreary day here in MI's Upper Peninsula, but this course provided all the sunshine necessary! I watched, went to my art space and created, and this dreary day just became comfy and cozy. I will be ordering products and looking for more courses. Thank you so much.
Take this class!
by Linda Aldridge
I’ve been using stencils for a while and thought I knew it all. I was wrong! I learned so much from this class. Mary Beth is the best teacher and I really learned a lot! No matter what level you think you’re at you should take this class.
by William Danahey
More to this than I had realized and oh so much food for thought - Thank you.
by Kate Brehe
Excellent, concise class
by Carol DuBois
Although I have used stencils for many years, I enjoyed taking this course to refresh my memory. Also, I learned a few
things I would never have thought about them.
Thank you. Excellent course.
by lorraine reynolds
I thought this course was a great jumping off point for people who are new to the world of stencils.
by BB Bayerle
Fun and clearly explained. Love the "non fussiness" attitude!
by Ellen Martin
Informative. Let me know what I needed to know. Will go forward with classes.
More than Awesome!
by karen mooney
The course is very informative and also MaryBeth makes it very personable. The thing that impressed me the most was that I started this course awhile ago. Things came up, I forgot to finish the course and I had only completed 70% of it. I never would have remembered on my own to go back and finish. Something amazing happened though. I got an email from Stencil Girl reminding me of the course and that I hadn’t completed it! I was so surprised! I’ve taken many e-courses since I began doing mixed media and I’m sure I have my share of courses out there that aren’t finished, even though I was enjoying the course, but nobody has ever reminded me to come back and finish! I’m so grateful to Stencil Girl for their thoughtfulness. I was completely surprised and even awed that they cared even after receiving payment. The course was full of tips and techniques since MaryBeth is so knowledgeable. I ended up starting from the beginning again. All in all Stencil Girl is a great company. Their programs are so great. I expected stenciling to be easy, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it correctly! Now, I still get surprised when my stencils come out so well. I would definitely encourage anyone to take this course whether you’re a complete beginner or for a refresher. I know I won’t forget about it again and I’ll use it for a refresher in the future. Than you Stencil Girl, Karen Mooney
by Donna Perrino
It was very informative since I am a Beginner...but my mind is swirling wanting to get busy and try out what you have offered. I only do greeting cards but this will be my new "thing"....Thanks!!!!
Lots of good tips
by Joan Terrell
Whether new to stenciling or not, this course will inspire you to see in a different way and to imagine new things.
by denise spillane
This is a great class. I’ve been stenciling for a while and still learned a lot. Very thorough. Videos are excellent. Just watched the add on videos. It is wonderful to know that as new things come up they will be added. Thanks Mary Beth.
by Margaret Richardson
As others have noted, it can be very useful to take an intro course even if you have been doing whatever it is for a while. I always learn something. The videos are quite well done. The quality of the stencils both in terms of design and structure enhance the likelihood of great results, too.
Great primer and review
by Bernie Ryan
This is quite an interesting class, full of great tips for the beginner as well as for those looking for a bit of a refresher. It touches on a bit of everything for the new stencil artist. Mary Beth's pace is just right. It wasn't so fast that I couldn't keep up and/or missed a tip or technique. It wasn't so slow that I was hypnotized into a nap, or found myself wishing she'd hurry up. It was just right. She is a friendly, experienced instructor. The camera angle is excellent, with everything well lit and in full view. The course is broken up into short segments which is perfect for me. I watched one or two when I had a few minutes. Then another few when I had a bit more time. And I can always go back and review some of the tips I learned early on, which I find helpful. I greatly enjoyed and learned quite a bit from this introduction to stenciling. If I can't get a class with Mary Beth in person, this is definitely the next best thing.
by Pamela Barnes
I am new to using stencils. Stencil 101 gave me all the tips and techniques on how to use stencils with the proper tools and mediums to get good results. I've watched the videos several times and plan to move on to the journal workshop. Thank you Mary Beth and Stencilgirl!
Great for both beginning and experienced stencilers!
by Mary Nasser
I wished I'd had access to Stencil 101 years ago when I first began stenciling! Although I've been using stencils for years, I still learned new techniques in these videos! Now I want to try stenciling with heavy body paint and a palette knife and watercolors, too! Beautifully filmed and incredibly informative! An excellent video to have in one's repertoire! Thank you, Mary Beth!
by Billie Miles
I thought a 101 course might include one or two easy, simple projects.
This seems like a pre 101 course.
by Janis Graham
In this introduction Mary Beth discusses and demonstrates the use of different tools and paint consistencies (even an ink pad) in stenciling to get various effects. I love the way she shows how to layer stencils to create more depth, which is one of the first things I noticed when I saw her personal journals in a class I took with her. This is a great introduction to stenciling.
by Maureen Biagi
Even when you are not new to a technique, I find that taking a well done basic course is usually helpful, and Stencil 101 is a very well done basic course. I learned a number of things here that were new to me and it enlarged my concept of using stencils in a wonderful way. Mary Beth is an excellent and delightful teacher.
by Rachel Bell
Love you, MaryBeth. Love your knowledge and your personality, how easily you present techniques in a clear and concise method. These are the basics and I hope everyone goes to your website for all the free videos to expand their knowledge. The many, many ideas you share are what gives this stencil world its' spark and excitement. FUN!!! Thank you so much for enriching my life! ~Rachel Bell
by sue Doyle
I have had a hard time learning on my own to stencil. Mary Beth gives a quick and complete way to stencil. I understand now. I also would clean my stencils, now I see I really do not have to. I have torn stencils cleaning them which makes them unusable. thanks for the class.
by Beth Broadway
Great introduction to stencils and beautifully filmed. I look forward to purchasing another class. The quick tour of their home based business was a joy to see. Real people, providing wonderful stencils for use to use in our artful journey. Thank you!
Stencil 101-good stuff
by Denise Neumark-Reimer
I have been working with stencils for many years and as I watched Stencil 101 I learned NEW STUFF!
1. Sofft sponges are not just for Pan Pastels
2. Layer colors immediately - if my sponge is dry enough
3. Other tidbits that I am glad I got to review again.
by Dolores Baker
Great course! Lots of useful tips and information on how to use stencils and get great results! Its a basic course but is also a wonderful fun refresher for experienced stencilers!
by LUCY TYSON
Mary Beth Shaw is very knowledgeable about how to use stencils. In this course, Stencil 101, Mary Beth shows the tools we can use with stencils, what kind of media to use, layering techniques and how to clean if you decide to do so.
by Phyllis Berker
This course was so fun to watch, and so helpful to learn the basics of stenciling. I got some great tips from the videos within this course, and truly love Mary Beth's style of teaching.