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Intro to Scratchboard

A Fun Art Program for Adults

2024-08-24 14:00:00 2024-08-24 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. Central Library -

Saturday, August 24
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-08-24 14:00:00 2024-08-24 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. Central Library -

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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Central Library

Phone: 317-275-4100

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About the branch

As the hub of the Indianapolis Public Library system, Central Library showcases renowned architecture and services. The original 1917 building, designed by Paul Cret and constructed of Indiana limestone in the Greek Doric style, was considered one of the most outstanding secular buildings in the U.S. Its six-story glass and steel-framed addition, designed by Evans Woollen, opened in 2007.

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