Workshops & Demos

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Ann teaches Scratchboard Workshops
She also teaches private workshops for individuals or groups – either at her studio or at your location. Contact Ann if you’re interested in scheduling a private workshop. Students of all experience levels are welcome, Ann tailors each workshop as needed. Scroll down for more information. She is also available to demonstrate her techniques.

New for 2020! “Scratchboard Drop In” time
“Drop Ins” are for students who have taken a workshop with Ann or who have previous scratchboard experience. They’re scheduled from 12 –  4, usually the 3rd or 4th Friday of each month, with the exception of April & September. Click here for more details & dates.
Students on Ann’s mailing list will receive notification of the dates,  please contact Ann if you’re not on her class notification list & would like to be added.


2020 Workshop/Demo Schedule

Ongoing
Scratchboard Demo: Last Saturday of each month (“Last Saturday Art Demos”) except December, at Embellishments Artist Studio in Auburn CA, 6 – 9 pm. Ann & other local artists demo a variety of techniques. Please see the events calendar to confirm Ann’s attendance.

September
Scratchboard Workshop: Saturday September 19th,
at Embellishments Artist Studio in Auburn CA, 11 am – 4:30 pmdetails and registration

November
***CANCELLED***
Due to COVID restrictions, the opening weekend events for the Scratchboard Society
were cancelled, Ann had planned to attend. Traveling to AZ just to teach a one-day workshop wasn’t realistic.
Scratchboard Workshop: Shiny & Smooth Surfaces
Monday, November 9th, 9 am – 4 pm
Through the Art Institute at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson AZ
Click here for workshop details. To sign up, please call the ASDM office at: (520) 883-3024. Space is VERY limited, and the workshop is also open to ASDM Art Institute members, so it’s recommended that you call sooner rather than later to reserve a spot in the workshop. Once the workshop is full, ASDM will work from a wait list if there are cancellations. If you need to cancel at a later date, there is no fee to do so.

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You may also schedule a private scratchboard workshop or individual lessons,  please contact Ann to make arrangements.

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About the Scratchboard Workshops:
A one day workshop focusing on scratchboard techniques. Hours & prices vary, depending on venue. In this workshop, students learn the basic techniques for working on scratchboard, a unique and surprisingly forgiving surface. Ann’s favorite subjects are animals, but students in her workshops create a drawing of a subject of their choice.

Ann is a Master member (MSA) of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA). Her work has been accepted into all of the annual ISSA juried exhibitions to date and she was one of the featured presenters at the 2012 – 2014 and 2018 – 2019 workshops. In the Open Division: “Sleeping Patterns” received an “Award of Excellence” at the 2013 Exhibition, “Cathy’s Burrito Bouquet” received an “Award of Excellence” at the 2014 Exhibition, and “K9 Ronin” received an “Award of Excellence” at the 2015 Exhibition. In the Master Division “Safety” received a “Silver Award” at the 2017 Exhibition, and “Let’s Go!” received the Best in Show (Gold Award) at the 2018 Exhibition.

Videos of the ISSA workshop presentations are available through ISSA at a very reasonable cost.

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What attendees of Ann’s workshops & classes have to say:

“I just watched the ISSA video of you demonstrating your scratchboard techniques. It was wonderful. I did some Claybord work several years ago and am just returning to scratchboard after a long break. Your technique is fascinating with the use of pens. You make it look so approachable and relaxed. Thank you for all the great teaching. It was extremely helpful.

“As an instructor myself, it was a real pleasure to take such an enjoyable class from a well-informed and confident teacher. Thank you for all your encouragement and inspiration!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed myself and wanted to thank you again for everything that you did to make it so! I have taken a lot of different classes along the way in my life and would rank yours one of the best. You made it seem easy to teach, but I know it is not. It takes a lot of dedication and studying. You were very generous and calm. Plus I love your work and appreciate it even more.”

“Thanks for a great demo! I loved the scratchboard class you taught at Rocklin Fine Arts afterwards. I’d never done any and wasn’t even sure what, exactly, it was. The class was fun and informative; your work is stunning. I loved it and will definitely do more. I was surprised that getting a decent result was not that hard.”

“Thank you so very much for coming to the office [for a private group workshop] and teaching us about scratchboard art.  I’m following your advice by taking a photo of the progress I’ve made and then taking subsequent photos as I progress. And, thank you for spending quality time with me on certain techniques.”

“Thank you Ann, for such a nice workshop. Learned lots and and had a very enjoyable time.”

“Class was overall great. Very relaxed, informative and very inspiring. Loved it.”

“I learned a new and useful technique. Process is very forgiving and makes possible good-looking results.”

“I really appreciate Ann’s pacing of the class and her encouraging way with students at all levels.”

“Take the class, it’s fun!”

“Ann is a wonderful teacher!”

“A very fun and creative course.”

“Ann provided a positive and encouraging class in a technical and subjective course. She shared lots of examples and excellent techniques. Great class!”

“This was a fun, upbeat class. Great examples, lots of technique sharing and positive encouragement made the class a real pleasure.”

 

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