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Intro to Scratchboard

A Fun Art Program for Adults

2024-04-20 14:00:00 2024-04-20 16:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Intro to Scratchboard Remember using those black-painted sheets in art class when you were a kid, scratching off the black to show a colorful image peeking through? This is its adult cousin! Learn and practice this black-and-white drawing medium, and leave with your own creations. Eagle Branch -

Saturday, April 20
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-20 14:00:00 2024-04-20 16:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Intro to Scratchboard Remember using those black-painted sheets in art class when you were a kid, scratching off the black to show a colorful image peeking through? This is its adult cousin! Learn and practice this black-and-white drawing medium, and leave with your own creations. Eagle Branch -

Remember using those black-painted sheets in art class when you were a kid, scratching off the black to show a colorful image peeking through? This is its adult cousin! Learn and practice this black-and-white drawing medium, and leave with your own creations.

Join Esayas Zerazion, a local artist who mostly works in scratchboard art to learn and practice your hand at this interesting art practice. 

Scratchboard, also known as scraperboard, is a way of drawing using a cardboard coated in India ink. The drawing surface starts completely black and is scratched using a sharp tool to reveal white lines. This is a great way to illustrate things using light and shadow. 

This 2-hour class will cover: 

  1. Esayas' background
  2. How light works - including highlight, shadow, core shadow, reflected light, and cast shadow
  3. Scratchboard + tools and techniques for using it
  4. Projects

Also check out Esayas' Exhibit at Central Library in April, 2024. You can also meet Esayas and 2 other Indianapolis-based artists at the Reception on Sunday, April 14. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Class/Workshop | Art/Crafts/Hobbies |

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Eagle Branch

Phone: 317-275-4340

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 Closed
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

In 1960, after residents petitioned for a permanent library, a storefront branch opened at 30th Street and Lafayette Road, the first branch in the system to be located in a shopping center. A stand-alone facility at 3325 Lowry Road opened in 1970 with 12,000 square feet. On June 1, 2019 the Lowry Road facility was replaced by a new 20,000-square-foot building at 3905 Moller Road.

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