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Scratching the Surface

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Aug 28, 2020 9:00 AM 2:30 PM
Aug 29, 2020 9:00 AM 2:30 PM
Aug 30, 2020 9:00 AM 2:30 PM

Discover the potential and excitement of scratchboard, where contrasts in textures and values produce dramatic, luminous effects. Unlike any other medium, ink is correctible and, by using a blade, you can combine black-and-white lines and dots, which are the basis of ink textures. Students will add color as an accent to highlight areas of specific botanical interest or to create a compositional element. Demonstrations and examples show you how to create a vast range of textures to portray subjects with detail and accuracy. Choose favorite subjects from nature to create a composition, then sketch, transfer and render them in ink or pencil on white scratchboard using techniques to convey form, shading, textures and spatial placement. Students will work toward completing at least one final illustration.

Prerequisites: Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink I, entry-level color media.

Fee: $280 member, $330 non-member.


Fri-Sun, April 24-26, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Randy Raak

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