Scratch Art Workshop with Donna Housel - JUNE 27th, 2020
Scratch Art Workshop with Donna Housel
JUNE 27, 2020 - 12:30-3:30 PM
at The Studio at 616
616 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Scratch Art is a technique that makes a drawing look like is a graphic technique. It is used to create value drawings. Most common is a black-and-white etching.
Scratchboard refers to both a fine-art medium, and an illustrative technique using sharp knives and tools for engraving into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with dark, often black India ink.
One must be mindful not too work too quickly as it is very easy to cut too deeply into the clay. If you cut into the clay there will be a cut forever, there is no repairing it. Artists can create any type of art but for me I find that scratch art lends itself nicely when rendering animal images.
For this class, we will be using artist grade clayboard panels and tools that will be provided. Students will learn more about the history of this medium as well as how to transfer an image to the board. Artists will not be able to draw directly onto the board. We will learn techniques for transferring images to the board and making small repairs to the image. There will be a discussion about the needed tools and other supplies.
This workshop can accommodate 8 participants. Reservations are confirmed with payment.
Any refund before March 14th will be minus processing fees. After March 14th, payments can be transferred to another person but are non-refundable in cash.
*Please note that due to the unprecedented social distancing restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus, the date for this workshop has been changed, and may be changed again. If you are already enrolled you will be automatically transferred as a participant for the workshop when it happens. If you are unable to attend, you will be able to transfer your registration to attend another art series workshop of your choice at the 616 Studio or the Gilchrist Museum.
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