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Title: scratchboard class
Post by: Danielle123 on November 27, 2014, 05:40:32 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan for the new scraperboard class it is very interresting, did that once at school many, many years ago.  You sure explain it very well, as well as all the other classes I took with you.  Miss your classes, but I have to stick to my WC, for now. :smitten:
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: Annie. on November 27, 2014, 06:52:18 PM
Danielle,  your comment made me re-think about the scraperboard course. I first discard the idea, as I am just starting and wish to stick to oil, and the basic drawing lessons.  But it is actually a form of drawing, so this may help me develop my drawing skills which are needed for painting.

And from what I can see and I have only a very vague idea of what it involves... it may just be plain fun and that by itself is worth signing up. 

See you there... Annie
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: Danielle123 on November 27, 2014, 08:21:08 PM
I may see you there for the cat and yes that is very interresting, fun and helpfull , but for now I am busy with WC and a commission and maybe more.  So I do not want to stress too much. 

I did take the drawing dvd classes with Nolan in feb 2014 and  a few more but after a while I needed some.

PS Annie, I painted one of the ruines in the MacKenzie King estate,   You must have visited that part of the Gatineau Park n'est ce pas.   I did not post it though.
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: nolan on November 27, 2014, 09:21:41 PM
the scratchboard is very much like drawing. If you enjoy drawing you will LOVE the scratchboard O0
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: Mariep on November 28, 2014, 02:39:19 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: this looks like a  great course. Although I have started the oil painting course recently, I think for a little treat on the menu  I must try my hand on Scratchboarding. Its to say IF an only IF  I can  find the tools ect in SOUTH AFRICA..... :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
Thanks Nolan for another brilliant course!!!
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: Ray3 on November 29, 2014, 11:56:31 PM
I think the Scratchboard course is another great medium to have under ones belt well done Nolan for another professional course I am certainly looking forward to this one. Ray
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: Val on November 30, 2014, 02:29:48 AM
The local art shop didn't have scratchboard, just a paper with a coating. He said that is usually for the younger public school kids and didn't recommend it for me. That's ok, I'll just have to pick up on this at a later date. It looks quite exciting though doesn't it? Can't wait to see what you all do!!!  :heeha:
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: Maryna on November 30, 2014, 05:48:52 AM
I feel you pain Val, I have been up and down searching for it. Can't find the tools either. I did manage to find another strange looking tool will post a picture later of it.
My final search led me to a big art supply store in the city. They stock A1 sheets of scraperboard, will check there tomorrow. I can't wait to try it out.
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: Annie. on November 30, 2014, 06:41:58 AM
Maryna, if you can find the board maybe you can start with an x-acto knife.  This is what Nolan is using in the 'Introduction to Scraperboard'.  I was thinking of starting that way.  I need to go buy the board. 

Do you have access to reasonably price on-line stores?   In Canada, we pay 30 to 50% more for goods compare to the US and we complain a lot... we should see that at least we are fortunate that we can actually get what we want, even when it takes 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Hope you find what you need.    :gl2:  Annie
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: Maryna on December 01, 2014, 03:47:29 AM
Marie, I found some Scratchboard and supplies on Loot (have not bought them yet) here is links to some http://www.loot.co.za/product/essdee-scraperboard-cutter-set-5-assorted-cutters/mddx-3039-g880 (http://www.loot.co.za/product/essdee-scraperboard-cutter-set-5-assorted-cutters/mddx-3039-g880)

and

http://www.loot.co.za/product/essdee-scraperboard-white-305x229mm-10-sheets/spdk-3039-g480 (http://www.loot.co.za/product/essdee-scraperboard-white-305x229mm-10-sheets/spdk-3039-g480)

The board is just a little bigger than A4, if you search on Loot there are various sizes. Just prepare yourself for the price tag  ;)
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: Val on December 01, 2014, 04:48:39 AM
Maryna, amusing that the sight is called Loot ..... maybe it should be 'Lotsa Loot' !   :2funny:
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2014, 12:39:54 PM
not a bad price actually, it costs double that in NZ
Title: Re: scratchboard class
Post by: Val on December 01, 2014, 12:46:46 PM
not a bad price actually, it costs double that in NZ

 :eek:     :cost:     :faint:

Dennis.... Nolan needs a raise in his allowance!   O0