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06/01/2019 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
$115.00 (members receive 20% off, sign-in for discount)

Scratchboard is a form of direct engraving where the artist scratches off dark ink to reveal a white or colored layer beneath. This technique allows the artist to use both additive and subtractive methods to create black and white pieces with rich contrast and depth. Students will be given choices of a botanical subject from Filoli’s Garden that will shine in this unique media. Fee includes scratchboard.

This class counts as an elective for the Botanical Art Certificate program but is open to all Art and Botanical Art students.

Recommended: experience with pen and ink or graphite

Image courtesy of Charlotte Ricker.   

Program Details and Materials List

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 2-weeks prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.  Cancellations less than 2-weeks prior to a class are non-refundable.  Filoli does not issue credits for future classes.

This class takes place on the second floor of the historic House. Access to this class is by stairs only. For questions about accessibility, please contact the Education office by email at or by phone at 650-364-8300 x 263.

Proceeds from your purchase support Filoli’s mission, from the care of the historic House, magnificent Gardens, and vast Nature Preserve, to the events and programs that will keep Filoli culturally relevant for the next 100 years. Thank you!