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Developing Scratchboard with Trudy Nicholson

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Event Date: 
February 18, 2012 - 10:00am - February 20, 2012 - 4:00pm

Join master scratchboard artist Trudy Nicholson over the Presidents Day long weekend for a 3 day learning experience.

Participants will discover the potentials and excitement of ink or graphite pencil on white scratchboard. We will review tools and materials, using them to create a vast range of textures. Pen and blade, by making both black and white lines, deep shading as well as striking highlights, will produce dramatic effects. On scratchboard, ink is correctable and therefore no longer intimidating.

Graphite pencil can create soft, luminous effects, on which fine white lines may be added for detail. Each artist will be encouraged to experiment in approach and style. With subjects from nature we’ll create compositions to sketch, transfer and render in ink or pencil conveying shape, textures and spatial placement of each element, and will work toward completing one ink or graphite pencil illustration.

Trudy will also demonstrate the carbon dust medium as used on scratchboard. We will all immerse ourselves in scratchboard art.

Questions?:
Contact Trudy Nicholson: nicholson-at-rcn.com

Location:
To be held at McCrillis Gardens
6910 Greentree Rd., Bethesda MD 20817

To Register:
Sponsored by Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration
Tel: 301-962-1400 (Registration is through Brookside Gardens)