Sorry, this scrimshaw class is closed.
This scrimshaw class is a full week of fun, and offers an excellent way to begin traditional scrimshaw.
Working with a hand scribe, you will learn attractive shading techniques and how to work on both natural and man-made materials. Also, basic composition and tool sharpening, as well as transfer methods for those who are “drawing challenged”. This hands-on course is specifically designed so no previous art or drawing experience is necessary. 2-3 days are spent learning the basics and etching in black and white.
THEN the rest of the week students will be introduced to color. Again, working on both natural and man-made materials, my modern scrimshaw method utilizing the beauty of color will be explored. Students can expect to complete 2 -3 pieces in color.
Preservation of your artwork will also be included.
Please note this class is not “machine assist”. While not nearly as hard as most stone, the bone, horn, acrylic and ivory we will be working with do require a certain amount of hand strength. Each student will receive a scribe and sharp point, ink, and all accessories necessary for completion of 2-6 pieces. An optivisor or other magnification is recommended.
This one week class in held in the beautiful Smokey mountains at the Wildacres Retreat Center