Exhibition Dates: March 2 – 11, 2022
Join us for an opening reception on First Saturday, March 5 from 4-7PM
The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center recently held an art workshop involving “Sgraffito” techniques in clay. The students were from the EGACT, Elk Grove Adult Community Training (non-profit organization), that provides education and training for adults with development disabilities.
Learn more about this important organization at www.EGACT.org.
What is Sgraffito?
“a technique used in painting, pottery, and glass, which consists of putting down a preliminary surface, covering it with another, and then scratching the superficial layer in such a way that the pattern or shape that emerges is of the lower colour” – Britannica
About the Instructor: Darrci Robertson
I consider myself a sculptor/ceramic artist. My recent work is more autobiographical in nature, where I use characteristics, symbols, and emotions of the woman/ wife/ mother expressing her role in the world. I feel my experience as a mother of two boys and my years of marriage provides me with lots of material which I draw from to create an expressive piece of art. I often hear from people “tell me your story of why you created this piece.” Although I enjoy telling them my story, for me ” their” thoughts or interpretations are most important to me!