Scraperboard is a method of creating a tonal picture by scratching through a layer of black Indian ink to reveal a white chalk layer beneath. In some ways it is similar to drawing, except the white is scratched from the black.
We will explore the techniques that can be used to make marks and scratch out detail.
We will also cover different types of scraperboard and scratchboard, including how to make your own and the different ways board can be coloured after scratching.
Materials List Materials will be provided by the tutor for a fee of £5.
Artist’s Profile Jackie is a self-taught artist, and believes that she inherited her artistic talent from her
grandparents, both of whom were freelance illustrators. She became an artist in 1984 and began portraying animals in pastels.
She started teaching in 2001 and exhibits
regularly with the Feline Art Society. She has won awards for her scraperboard work.