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This course will focus on building drawing skills and learning a variety of techniques using the very unique medium of scratchboard and scratch knife tools. This high contrast black and white medium can be manipulated to achieve many interesting styles of image making. We will explore light and shadow, and practice use of highlights, cast shadows and reflective light in the creation of form. We will hone skills in sketching and planning of darks and lights, while learning to see in simple bold shapes. Assignments will cover hatching techniques, linear engraving style, chunky woodcut looks, ink pen and brush combinations and loose, softer, even painterly approaches, using both black and white scratchboard. Some color application techniques will be discussed and experimented with.

Course Number: ART-40688
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)