Scratch art illustration is a form of direct engraving where the artist scratches off dark ink to reveal a white or colored layer beneath. Scratchboard refers tp both a fine-art medium and an illustrative technique using tools for engraving into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with dark, often black India ink. Scratchboard can be used to yield highly detailed, precise and evenly textured artwork. Works can be left black and white, or colored. Materials provided. Limited enrollment.
Viorica Stan teaches art and art workshops to grades Kindergarten to12th at the Ideal School of Manhattan. Her mixed-media works capture her fascination with inner fantasy landscapes as well as Hudson Valley's rich light, color and beauty. Awards and scholarships include Seth Tobias Award, Paulette Goddard Scholarship, Westmoreland Art Nationals, and Black and White Award for Excellence. Her work is represented in private collections around the world.