Silverpoint Workshop 1

Silverpoint Workshop 1

On March 30, 2019 Judy Kula lead a workshop on Silverpoint. Silverpoint is the art of drawing with the tip of a silver rod or wire an a surface, usually paper. It is often necessary to first prepare the paper with gesso, or other primer, to ensure that the surface has a rough enough texture so that the silver leaves a visible mark. Silverpoint drawings are fairly light when first drawn, but darken with time as the silver tarnishes. Silverpoint has been used since before the Renaissance, but has not been as popular since the introduction of the graphite pencil.

Judy Kula has taught a number of classes at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden.