Introduction to Scratchboard Illustration

$ 195.00

December 14th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Ralph Sanders
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: December 14th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: December 14th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Learn the basics of how to render an image into a scratchboard illustration. Students in this workshop will gain an understanding of how to transfer a xeroxed drawing or photograph onto a scratchboard. The instructor will demonstrate how to add lines to the board's surface to create the light to dark values desired to complete the image. A variety of scratch mark making techniques will be shown using various tools such as a scratch knife, X-acto knife with a No 11 blade, sandpaper, and a ruler to help create straight lines. Everyone will leave with one completed scratchboard rendering and the knowledge to create more in the future.   

Materials to Bring: Students should bring a selection of black and white xeroxed images 8.5x11 inches or smaller to work with.

Workshop Fee (includes $30 materials fee): $195.00

Date & Time: Saturday, December 14, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Ralph Sanders

Ralph Sanders has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University and a Master of Fine Arts from East Tennessee State University. He taught at the college level for many years in the South and in Appalachia – the area of the United States with the richest traditions of storytelling and folk art. In the past few years he has been creating his own way of storytelling using a graphic novel approach. His current work on Pilgrim’s Progress is really just visual storytelling.

Past Student Reviews: 

“The sampler we created was a great idea. We learned about our tools and what they could do. And created a guide we could refer to in the future. The length of the workshop was good, as we weren’t rushing to complete a project.”

“I liked the structure of the class where there was time spent exploring the techniques and really understanding it before working on the final project. The instructor explained information really well and was an excellent teacher. Very supportive and entertaining. He really knows his stuff!”

“I really loved this class. It has been one of my best experiences at the Center for the Book.”

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