Learning new techniques from top scratchboard artists is one of the highlights of our annual meetings. The presentations by our members are available on video for 2016, 2014, 2013 and 2012. These videos are very affordable and provide hours of helpful instruction, discussion and tips.
2016 Videos are available via our Vimeo account. Previous years are available directly from the videographer, Rich Schafermeyer. Details for ordering are below.
From the ISSA Exhibition at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson AZ
Presenters are: Lorna Hannett MSA, Ginger Gehres MSA, Paul Hopman SSA, Lori Dunn MSA, John Agnew MSA, Diana Lee MSA and Heather Lara MSA. Sneak preview: watch the trailer.
The videos for 2016 have been professionally filmed and edited with improved quality and presentation from previous years. You may buy these videos as a package or as a single videos. The Full Package as a direct download to your computer costs $30.00 USD and includes over 7 hours of demonstrations and discussions! Or purchase a single video for $10.00 USD. Videos Include: • All Seven Presentations • Exhibition Video • “Meet the Masters”. If you have a slow internet connection or are limited by data transfer rates the videos are also available as a USB stick for $50, which includes shipping and the cost of the USB. The USB drives may take up to two weeks to be shipped after your order is submitted. The USB can be ordered below.
If you are unsure if a Vimeo direct download will work for you please visit: Vimeo.com/everywhere to see which devices are compatible.
If you have any questions or problems with your order please contact: Videos@scratchboardsociety.org
Order & Download from Vimeo $30 – 2016
Previous Years’ Workshop Videos: 2012, 2013, 2014
2015 not currently available
Videos of the 2012, 2013, and 2014 workshops are in two different formats: a high quality format suitable for Windows (WMV) and a slightly lower quality format suitable for Macs (mp4). The mp4 files are smaller, which is also helpful for those on portable platforms or with slower download speeds or limited data plans.
The videos are large files!! WMV format videos total about 5 GB for each year and MP4 videos total about 2.5 GB for each year. Please be sure your data plan and download speed are sufficient to handle files of this size.
For those who cannot or choose not to download large files, we have successfully tested an alternate means to distribute the videos using a USB memory stick. Price is substantially higher than by download to cover the added cost for media, mailer and postage. Please contact us us for a quote.
$20 US for one year’s set via download link ($10 US if you attended the workshops that year). After submission of the form below, you will receive an invoice.
After payment, a link to the files will be emailed within 48-72 hours. Use the link to access and download the videos. To control access, the link will only be useable by the purchaser and will require the purchaser to create a free onedrive.live.com account if they do not already have one.
Note to Purchaser: The email will have Rich Schafermeyer’s name in the subject. If you do not receive the link within the indicated time, it’s possible the email was flagged as spam by your email server. Be sure to check your spam folder. Also, since emails sometimes go astray, if you do not receive the link within a few days, please let us know.
2014 Workshop Presenters (Cary NC, USA):
Lori Dunn – “Weird and Wonderful Wildlife” – Presentation on the importance of being familiar with your subject matter and demonstrates scratching snake scales.
Rikki Fisher – “Scratching Down Under” – Demonstrates use of airbrush and fiberglass brush.
ISSA Board Members – Round-table discussion on various topics of interest to ISSA members.
Sally Maxwell – “My Humble Opinion” – Provides a live, constructive critique of scratchboard art presented by workshop participants.
Ann Ranlett – “Composition and Cropping” – Presentation on composition and cropping. She also discusses how she develops a final work from a reference photo.
Elaine Salazar, CEO of Ampersand – Presentation on the company Ampersand and their scratchboard products. Also answers questions from workshop participants.
Jonathan Webb – “It’s All in the Details” – Demonstrates the use of round tattoo needles to develop details in his colored scratchboard art.
2014 Workshop Presenters (Vancouver BC, Canada):
Allan Ace Adams – Demonstrates how he scratches small boards.
Harold Farley – Demonstrates the wide variety of tools he’s adapted for scratchboard art.
Heather Lara – Discusses how she makes her scratchboard art affordable by reproducing them on various media.
Ann Ranlett – Shows how she uses ink pens to stipple scratchboards and Inktense pencils to tint them
Tim Roberts – Demonstrates his unique scratching style and discusses how he issues limited edition prints of his art.
RodMan – Shows how he roughs in and develops a “plein air” scratchboard.
Cathy Sheeter – Explains how she preps reference photos, uses various scratching tools, and modifies a photo with Photoshop.
2012 Workshop Presenters (Santa Rosa CA, USA):
Allan Ace Adams – Demo on doing tree bark and fur on a squirrel
Lorna Hannett – Demo on doing a human portrait using multiple layers of scratching and re-inking
Patrick Hedges – Demo on using a fiberglass brush to do zebra stripes; stippling to do eyes on a chimpanzee
Heather Lara – Demonstration on coloring scratchboards
Diana Lee – How to do reflections on glass; scratch demo of a light bulb
Ann Ranlett – Stippling effects using white board; types of pens to use
RodMan – Airbrushing techniques
Cathy Sheeter – Scratching techniques and a talk about how to promote your art