Scratchboard, as in black and white photography, draws its drama by including the widest range of light to dark in each “painting.” The process itself is as basic as drawing with a pencil. The artist uses a knife instead of a pencil and applies the strokes to a panel coated with black india ink over white clay instead of applying to white paper. With each stroke of the knife blade, a scratch removes the black ink revealing the white beneath. The challenge is to remember you are creating various grey tones all the way to white (depending on the amount of scratching you do to remove the black). It is a thrill mid-process because your imagery emerges with each stroke. I love it and am sure you will, too.
See website for what to bring: https://www.riverartsinc.org/scratchboard-rhonda/
Saturday Apr 1, 2023
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Sat-Sun, April 1-2, 2023 from 8am-4pm each day.
590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
$175 + $15 kit fee