scratchboard art cath sheeter  

Fine Arts

Wildlife and Western Artwork
Specializing in Scratchboard Art

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Interested in learning all about scratchboard? Learn from one of the best by attending one of Cathy's workshops! Cathy Sheeter is one of only 16 living Master Scratchboard Artists worldwide, as accredited by the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA). She has won ISSA's top awards at their annual exhibitions and currently serves as President of the organization. Cathy is also a Signature and Board member of the Society of Animal Artists and has won their top honor twice. Her work is renowned for its life-like realism and attention to details. Cathy's scratchboard work can be found in museums, private, and corporate collections across the globe. Her national and international awards are numerous, and grow each year. Cathy has been teaching workshops in scratchboard and clayboard for over 8 years, with many students returning again and again for more fun and learning, often commenting that it is "one of the best classes they have ever taken" and "I never thought I would have so much fun in an art class"! Cathy teaches in a fun and relaxing manner, and takes the fear out of scratchboard! She gives extensive guidance to each and every artist in the class, adapting her teaching to their skill levels and personal style.

Interested in having Cathy come and teach at your location? Three or Five-day Scratchboard classes available. Contact Cathy by e-mail or phone (303-717-2138) for specific information and pricing. One day classes within one hours of Cathy's location also available.

Local Artist? Depending on her busy travel schedule, Cathy is at times available for private one-on-one instruction starting at $85 for the first two hours/ $55 per additional hour.


Cathy's Upcoming Workshop Schedule:

  • March 30-31, 2024 in Scottsdale, AZ - (2-day Introduction to Scratchboard)- Contact Cathy if interested in signing up for this class
  • April 5-7, 2024 in Tucson, AZ (3-day Advanced Scratchboard) - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

What Students say about Cathy's Workshops:

"Without any doubt Cathy Sheeter is one of the best workshop instructors I have experienced... and there have been many.  The amount of information conveyed is beyond expectations and Cathy makes it easily understandable to her students and is always open to inquires about methods.   She supplements with excellent written materials which is a real bonus. 

I think the best part of Cathy’s teaching style is her ability to verbally share her many years of experience (and mistakes) through demonstrations in a way that is humorous and informative
- Sherry L.


“I have taken several classes by Cathy over the years and I learn new things in every single one! She teaches in a fun, but informative way, and answers every question I have. Although I had done some scratchboard in the past, Cathy introduced me to a lot of new tools and techniques, which helped me improve my work. The best part of the class was all the one-on-one feedback and suggestions that she gave me (and each student) as we worked on our projects. It really helped having her expertise to fix mistakes and seeing why something doesn't’ look right, and then how to improve it.” - Jennifer M.


"I have been taking scratchboard lessons with another instructor for almost 6 months and I learned more in Cathy's class in three-days than I have that whole time with the other teacher! First rate class- she is very knowledgeable and openly shares information. Cathy was able to break everything down in easy to understand language, with great demonstrations, and constructive help, so that both me and my husband were very successful with our projects. We look forward to taking additional classes from her in the future." - Donna S.


"This was my very first time doing scratchboard and I was really nervous that I wouldn't be successful when I started the class, because I am not that good at drawing and I always heard you couldn't fix mistakes. Well Cathy was able to take my fears away and showed me how forgiving Scratchboard can be. The whole class had a ton of fun, laughed a lot, and I couldn't believe how great my first project turned out under her guidance! It's one of the best pieces of art I have ever created and I have been working in some other mediums for a lot longer. I am giving it to my son as a gift for Christmas. Every student in the class was very successful and produced great artwork! OK, so some of them were already good artists, but for most of the class it was the first time doing scratchboard, and that was the result of a great teacher. Thank you Cathy, I can't wait to do some more scratchboard projects." - Laura R.






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