Dates: Tuesday, October 18 & Friday, October 21
Time: 10:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Chota Classroom A
Prerequisites: Art skills helpful but not required.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $150 (all tools and art materials are included)
Class Size: Min 10 Max 16
Sign-up: Registration is now closed. Contact Judy directly to see if you can be added to the class.
Deadline: October 4, 2022
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 14 days prior to the start of the class for a full refund. There will be no refunds within 14 days of the class unless spot can be filled from wait list. Contact Judy directly to cancel.
Class Content: This is a fun, information-packed, hands-on class to introduce the basic techniques of scratchboarding. Participants will learn about various tools, surfaces and techniques for creating art on black scratchboards. Judy will be fast-tracking the learning curve, guiding students to completing several small works of art. Valuable resources will be provided, helping students advance and quickly gain the skills and confidence to create their own scratchboard paintings.
Lessons: Participants will be introduced to basic scratchboard tools and a variety of black-surfaced scratchboard papers and panels. Judy will work with the class step-by-step, providing reference photos, teaching what subjects work best for scratchboards, and showing different ways to transfer an image to the black surface. The class will learn about and use various scratching tools, discovering the best methods to etch the scratchboard surface and create works of art. The two days of class are spaced out to provide time for anyone who wants to continue class projects at home and further advance their scratchboarding skills in the second session. Class size is limited so Judy can provide individualized help to each student.
Supply List: All tools and art materials are provided. Included in the Class Fee are various sizes of black scratchboarding papers and Scratchboard panels, practice sheets, reference photos and patterns, transfer paper, and numerous other useful accessories. Judy will provide every student with a Tool Packet of her favorite scratchboarding tools* to use during the duration of the class session, with an option to purchase the set of tools or return it to Judy at the end. Several methods of adding color to the scratchboards will also be explored and these materials will also be provided for students to use in class.
* Tool Packet ($25 option to purchase, $45 retail value) which includes the following:
X-acto knife with #11 blade
Scratchboarding knife handle with 4 changeable cutter nibs
Fiber Brush retractable scratching tool
Black Pentel Technica Pen
Bic Blue Fine Tip pen (for tracing patterns)
Biography: Judy is an award winning artist in scratchboards, watercolors and acrylic paintings. She earned a B.A. in Creative Arts summa cum laude, and taught art to Grades K-12. She has worked as a commercial artist for over 40 years, moonlighting as a fine artist. Judy became intrigued with scratchboarding in the ‘90s. She discovered it to be an excellent surface for capturing the dramatic lighting, textures and details which have become hallmarks in her realistic artwork.
Judy is an Ampersand Art Ambassador, hand-picked to represent the company which manufactures the scratchboard panels she uses. She is an active member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA) and her work has been featured in their juried exhibitions, with her scratchboard “I Will Twine” awarded 2nd place in the their 2022 Online Exhibition in the Active Division. Judy’s work as a scratchboard artist is featured in a new episode of “Hand Made” on the Tellico Village Network. She is a signature member of several watercolor societies and is a frequent exhibitor in regional and statewide juried exhibitions. Judy continually shares her art passions, encouraging other artists through classes, presentations, demos, videos, and her info-packed blog. See her scratchboard paintings in the “Scratchboards” tab in her website galleries: https://www.judylavoieart.com/galleries/
Instructor Website: https://judylavoieart.com
COVID Protocol: Individuals are invited to wear face masks based on their own comfort level.