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Introduction to Silverpoint

  • October 18, 2018
  • November 08, 2018
  • 4 sessions
  • October 18, 2018, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • November 01, 2018, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • November 08, 2018, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CST)
  • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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  • One monitor per class will receive discount in exchange for helping teacher with specific tasks. Registration code is given to those who have completed the training class.
  • Non-member registration fee is an additional $10.00 per day

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Thursday evenings 
October 18, 25, November 1, 8.
6:00 - 9:00 pm.  

Silverpoint is one of the oldest drawing methods, dating back to the early Renaissance. Some of the first examples of silverpoint drawings come from the 14th century when it was commonly used in manuscripts. Artists such as Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and Cennini often employed this method of drawing with metal to create highly archival works, many have lasted over 500 years. This 4-day workshop will simplify the silverpoint process. Students will learn the basics of how to prime and tone paper, create various marks using silver tips and explore how contemporary artists are experimenting today with this re-discovered material. The workshop subject matter will be small objects observed from nature, patterning and how to include other water-based mediums to create a finished artwork.

To see how the silverpoint shines in the light, click here for a video.

Contact: Laura Spector - lauramakesart@gmail.com

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