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Introduction to Scratchboard: Tools, Techniques, Finishes

January 13, 2024 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Date: Saturday, January 13th
 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Bill “Sig” Rundstrom
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
Sliding Scale:
 $60 / $75 / $90
Materials Fee: $25
Financial Aid Availabl
e – Apply Here

About the class

Scratchboard is a panel coated with a layer of white clay and then black ink on the top surface. The scratchboard technique uses sharp tools to make scratch marks into the black surface to reveal the white underneath. This results in striking contrasts and the ability to make very fine lines. The technique is especially useful to depict furry animals like dogs and cats. Join local artist Sig Rundstrom for an introductory workshop in this fascinating art form. No experience necessary; beginners encouraged! Bring a black and white image – dog or cat recommended – along with a bag lunch.

Materials fee includes one scratchboard (9” x 12”) and your own set of tools to take home. Registration for this workshop will close on January 5, 2023.

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Bill “Sig” Rundstrom

Instructor / Artist

Sig grew up in San Francisco and has lived in places including New York, Georgia and Washington state — always with a love of dogs and an interest in art. Although he’s primarily self-taught, he credits numerous artists with helping him develop his skills and techniques.

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