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Artworks Gallery offers a Positive-Negative Drawing Workshop

The Artworks Gallery offers a Positive-Negative Drawing Workshop with Roberta Nelson on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Artworks Gallery, 109 Fall Street in downtown Seneca Falls. 

Roberta explains that during her workshop striking contrast drawings are created by breaking a drawing into positive and negative space and shading them with only white and black colored pencils. An abstract design is cut out of black paper and glued onto a white illustration board. The selected drawing for the project is then transferred onto the illustration board. All of the shadows in the positive or white areas of the drawing are shaded in with a black pencil while the highlights remain the white of the paper. All of the highlights in the negative or black areas of the drawing are shaded with a white colored pencil while the shadows remain the black of the paper. 


Participants need to bring sketch pad, regular pencil, a black colored pencil, a white colored pencil, an eraser, a hard surface to be used as a cutting board, an exacto knife, a scissors, glue, and a pencil sharpener. The instructor will provide black paper, white illustration board, and tracing paper.

Cost is  $40. Registration is required. Contact the instructor at 315-549-8323 or email [email protected] .

The gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The gallery is staffed by volunteers. If you are making a special trip to visit us, you can call 315-257-0201 to make sure we are staffed. For more information visit here.



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