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Scratchboard: The Knife and the Quill - Virtual

with Patricia Savage, Professional Artist

Date: Sundays, October 23, 30, November 6 and 13

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Fee: $180 ($162 Members)


Scratchboard is the process of removing ink with a knife blade to create a black and white illustration. Using different angles of a blade can produce the look of fine lace or a traditional woodcut with strong, bold lines. Using both an angled knife blade and a flexible ink quill, students will explore the wonderful variety of textures achievable using two very simple instruments.



A supply list will be made available soon.




Remaining Seats: 12

Registration open through 10/22/2022 12:00 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Patricia Savage has been a fine artist since 1989. She was awarded Best and Honorable Mention in Wildlife in the Pastel Journal’s Sixth Annual Pastel Top 100. She served as artist-in-residence in Denali National Park and expedition artist for The 1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced. Her work has appeared in Botanical Art: Eden Re-imagined, The Best of Wildlife Art 1 and 2, Focus (Italy), U.S. Art, Wildlife Art, and Wildlife in North Carolina. Patricia has exhibited her work at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Bell Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Society of Animal Artists. She also belongs to the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and GNSI-Carolinas, Paint N.C., and the Pastel Society of North Carolina. To see Patricia’s paintings go to and friend her on Facebook.



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This program will be offered online via Zoom.
A meeting link and password will be sent a few days before the program.