​​​​​​​Drawing with Silverpoint (D-10)

​​​​​​​Drawing with Silverpoint (D-10)


Laura Spector
Intermediate / Advanced
Saturday afternoon, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
September 23 and 30
2-day workshop
$105 members / $140 non-members

Silverpoint is a permanent mode of mark-making used since the early Renaissance. Some of the earliest 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 2-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.

Current Art League Houston Members: Use promo code "FALL2017MEMBER" to save $35 per class!  Check your membership status by calling us at 713-523-9530.