Introduction workshop to Scratchboard drawing with Signature SCRATCHBOARD Artist Rick Plasters.
This class is for everyone, from beginners to advanced levels. We will learn various techniques and cover tools, reference selections, techniques in both black and white and color, how to mix inks, and create a variety of textures all to achieve a final scratchboard rendering that you can take home with you. My Airbrush technique will be introduced. Snacks and Drinks are provided, you can either bring your lunch or there are several local places that you can get sandwiches. I will provide all supplies for scratching while in the workshop.
Professional SCRATCHBOARD ART refers to both a medium, and an illustrative technique using sharp tools for etching into a thin layer of smooth absorbent white kaolin clay that is surface coated with black India ink. Scratchboards can be used to yield highly detailed, precise and varied textured artworks that are unsurpassed by other mediums.
$125, all supplies included.
Price: $125 (Pay button below)
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 10 - 3 pm
Location: 1925 29th Ave. South, Homewood, AL 35209
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Rick Plasters found his way to fine art in a rather unique way. He has a degree in Corporate Communications with emphasis in Graphic Design and Illustration from VCU in Richmond. To start a career, Rick pursued graphic design, focused on creating products for print and digital applications over the last 35 years as RP Design, LLC.
Throughout Rick's life he has had a fascination for detail. He was attracted to wildlife when he was young and has been drawing animals and birds since his youth. His meticulous details were important in his successful career providing Corporate Communications and collaterals over the years. The same attention to detail has continued in Rick's fine art.
Rick has been honored with awards in scratchboard artistry. He has been in local art shows, awarded at the Bluff Park Art Show for the last few years in various categories. His original fine art has been featured at the Artist Incorporated Gallery in the Birmingham metro. Rick has been showcased at the Hoover, AL Library and other forums. He is a Signature Member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists.
When fine art made it's way into Rick's life, wildlife became the subject of his drawings, often exotic animals and even domesticated ones. Initially Rick composes each element onto his scratchboard or drawing paper taking attention to each line and source of color and the placement of it. Each line is planned before the drawing begins. Many of Rick's works have color added. He uses Ampersand Inks and Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor to enhance his fine art.
Ampersand products - Scratchboard, Clayboard, Inks
Dr. Ph. Martin's product - Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor