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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 1 Feb 2011 19:11:40 -0500
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I put it up on the web site:


On 2/1/11 5:11 PM, Patricia Savage wrote:
> *Date: *Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20
> *Time:* 9 am – 5 pm both days
> *Location:* David Clark lab, NCSU campus, Raleigh, NC
> *Cost:* $120 per person
> *Supply Fee:*don’t know yet
> *Class Size Limit:* 15
> *Contact*: to reserve your spot, your check made out to GNSI-C and mail to: Patricia Savage, 816
> Valerie Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606. If you have questions, call me at (919) 859-2789, or email me at
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> Participants will discover the potentials and excitement of using scratchboard, where contrasts of
> textures and values produce dramatic, luminous effects, and where, as in no other medium, ink is
> correctible.All fear of using ink is gone.We will review tools and materials with demonstrations and
> examples to show how to use them to create a vast range of textures that will portray subjects with
> detail and accuracy.We will use the pen and blade to combine black and white lines and dots, which
> are the basis of our ink textures.Graphite pencil rendering can achieve subtle, delicate effects.
> Participants will choose their favorite subjects from nature and with them create a composition that
> they will sketch, transfer, and render in ink or pencil on white scratchboard, conveying form,
> shading, textures, and spacial placement of each element of their composition.Each participant will
> work toward completing at least one ink and/or one graphite pencil illustration.There will be
> step-by-step individual help and encouragement along the way.We will immerse ourselves in the
> scratchboard medium.
> *Trudy Nicholson *is a free-lance illustrator of nature with considerable experience in medical and
> scientific illustration.Her main interest is portraying animals in their natural world with accuracy
> and detail.For many years she has used the medium of ink or pencil on scratchboard.Her work is
> featured in Ruth Lozner’s “Scratchboard for Illustration”.Among the numerous books that she has
> illustrated are Warner Shedd’s “Owls Aren’t Wise and Bats Aren’t Blind” and Carl Safina’s “The View
> from Lazy Point”.She has exhibited widely.Her enthusiasm for scratchboard is unbounded.

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