Scratchboard Workshop at ARTspace in Rocklin

Saturday, September 12th, 1:30 – 5:30 pm, ARTspace

Sometimes called “the art of taking away”, scratchboard is a medium that allows for amazing detail, but is also surprisingly forgiving and versatile. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basic techniques for working on scratchboard. Knives will be used in class, but any abrasive object can be used to remove the black ink from a board to reveal the white coating beneath. Ink can be added and re-scratched, allowing for softness and a range of tones to enhance the detail.

Open to all levels; new and past students welcome. Supplies included, you must provide your own reference photo(s). Instructions will be included after payment is received.

$75 per person, must pre-pay (to Ann)
Please register/pay in advance, as class size is limited to 8 students
Held at ARTspace in Rocklin CA.
5460 5th Street
in the Parks and Recreation Building at Johnson-Springview Park

Pay via PayPal (no account required)

Or mail a check for $75, made out to Ann Ranlett, to PO Box 960, Newcastle CA 95658. Checks must be received prior to workshop.


Refund policy:

Full refund for cancellation made no later than 10 days prior to workshop.
Cancellation within 10 days of the workshop will receive full credit for a future workshop or a 50% refund.

If you have any questions, please contact annranlett [at] or call 916.300.5774


Ann is a Signature member (SSA) of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA). Her work has been accepted into all three of the annual ISSA juried exhibitions to date and she has been one of the featured presenters at the 2012 – 2014 workshops. “Sleeping Patterns“, Ann’s drawing of two tigers, won an “Award of Excellence” at the 2013 Exhibition and “Cathy’s Burrito Bouquet” received an “Award of Excellence” at the 2014 Exhibition. Videos of the 2012, 2013 & 2014 presentations are available through ISSA at a very reasonable cost.