10/09/2020 - 10/23/2020
Fridays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CATC Art Studio

Adventures in Scratchboard Art – Instructor Ginny Hutcheson

This 4-week class will consist of adventures in working with different tools on scratchboard. You will learn how to use different strokes to make a picture come alive. We will explore different mediums to color the scratchboard and to learn how to finish and frame. You will also have an introduction to clapboard.

Scratchboard is a two-dimensional, subtractive process to reveal a subject in a black and white painting. Using an X-acto knife or scratch knife, you will scratch off the black India ink on the hardboard to reveal white clay underneath. Scratching on the board will reveal the picture you are developing.

The pattern, tools and scratchboards will be provided for you. The subject for this class will be of something like a bird, cat, wild animal, etc.  You do not need drawing or painting experience because this class teaches you how to develop the subject from a pattern that is traced onto the scratchboard.

Registration opens September 11, 2020. Sign up by email at of by calling me at (520) 906-0930.


Required: A plastic sheet to cover 1/4 of a 6ft table.

Students must bring their own supplies consisting of: A size 5X5, 6×6 or 5×7 scratchboard. Ampersand is a good brand. x-Acto knife or scratch knife and any other scratchboard tools they want to use. Bring 2 copies of a 5×5, 6×6 or 5×7 clear picture matching the size of the board. preferably something with feathers, fur hair or movement.

Optional: Bring a 12×12 piece of heavy cardboard of foam board to mount the scratchboard on while working on the board. A 2 B graphite pencil, white transfer paper, tracing paper, masking tape, kneaded eraser or dusting brush, watercolor pencils or watercolors and brush. Ampersand inks are great for repairing and adding colors. These may be purchased from Arizona Art in Tucson, Dick Click Art or Cheap Joe’s Art online.

For more information about the class call or email. Ginny Hutcheson.


Class is limited to six (6) students under COVID restrictions.

To register, click on the red REGISTER button below. Your name, email and phone number will be sent to the instructor automatically, and you will receive a 'request received' email, followed by an email that your space is either confirmed or denied (if class is full). All classes you have registered for will be listed under "MY REGISTRATIONS" in the main menu (above). If you do not see the Register button, registrations are not open for this class yet, or the class has already begun and registrations are closed.


Registrations are either not yet open (registration usually starts two weeks prior) or are closed for this event because the class has already started. If the class has already started, contact the instructor to see if you can still join.

Adventures in Scratchboard Art