Jun 26 2023


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



626DP-S: Intro to Scratchboard with Dave Powell

Level: Beginner and up

NO drawing skills needed! Scratchboard is one of the easiest mediums to learn. It is the art of removing the black india ink surface to reveal the white kaolin clay underneath. The end result resembles a fine etching. Students will learn how to create a variety of textures using a few simple tools. A wide variety of images to choose from will be available. All materials for the 5″x7″ project are provided. Additional materials, at the 15% student discount, will be available for sale after the workshop.

May Class Photo

Born and raised in South Louisiana, and now living in the beautiful Ozarks of Arkansas and Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina, Dave has always loved nature and the natural landscape. Upon retirement in 2011 and with the encouragement of his artist wife, Dave attended a scratchboard workshop in Mountain Home, AR. Although he had no prior art training he
realized he had an aptitude for this medium and had discovered a true passion
for creating art.

In 2014 Dave was introduced to pastels at a workshop at Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson, NC, and at Eureka Springs School of Art in Arkansas later that year. Dave enjoys creating pastel paintings, particularly landscapes of mountains, streams, lakes and beautiful skies. His scratchboard drawings focus primarily on animals, specializing in  creating drawings of customers pets, especially dogs and cats.

According to Dave, “Finding a beautiful scene of nature and then reproducing it as interpreted through my eyes is one of the most inspiring and enjoyable activities I can imagine. I hope the passion I feel when creating a piece of art will be felt and enjoyed by others as well!”