Value, Value, Value: Intro to Scratchboard with Rhonda Nass
Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16, 2021 | 9am-4pm both days
$195/person (Members save 10% on workshops!)
One of the most valuable skills to learn in creating artwork is the ability to produce, using limited materials, a wide range of light to dark. This workshop will focus on learning how to create that full white to black spectrum value range while scratching a black, ink-coated surface. We’ll use a sharp knife and vary the scratching strokes to give the appearance of differing grays. It’s a magical process and for those of you who work meticulously, or who are detail oriented, you will love this technique.
We’ll begin with a brief history of scratchboard, viewing various artists’ works, and review what makes a good design. Then by doing a value exercise, you’ll quickly grow to comfortably apply various strokes and proceed to begin your customized artwork using your chosen subject, your compositional design, and your chosen size. The idea is that these two days will give you the confidence to complete your drawing in your own space, at your own pace, at home.
There will be time for one-on-one demonstrations along with full group. Be prepared to luxuriate in an absorbing technique!
Class will include a break for lunch both days. Please bring something along (fridge and microwave available) or be prepared to purchase food. There is a grocery story within walking distance, but alas, the Blue Spoon Cafe is no more.