Copy of SU 2016 – Introduction to Silverpoint

Venue: 1131 Mission Street

Introduction to Silverpoint

In this one day workshop, students will be given an introduction to the Renaissance-era medium of silverpoint, which originally fell out of widespread use with the invention of graphite. Seldom used now, silverpoint offers a beautiful, extremely precise line with a sheen that oxidizes over time, creating a luminous mark that is unlike any other medium. Students will be exposed to a brief history of silverpoint, craft their own silverpoint stylus, then will create a small drawing based off of historical examples of this medium on a variety of substrates.

Instructor: Katherine Vetne, MFA
Dates: 1 class meeting / Thursday, August 18
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $50



Special Rates!

Register with a friend and get 10% off the class fee.
Register with 5 friends and one person can take the class FREE OF CHARGE!
Registrations must be made at the same time by the same person for the discount to apply. For inquiries and to take advantage of special rates, email:

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In response to the current COVID-19 situation, we require that all persons continue to wear masks at all times when in the Root Division space. For the safety of our students, artists, and extended community, we also require all students to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or same-day negative test results) for entry to classes held indoors at Root Division.

You may bring a physical copy of your vaccination card or via digital download through the State of California Digital Vaccine Record Portal here. (You may also provide a negative test result taken before each class session. Please contact us with any questions about the types of test results accepted.)

We ask this as a show of community care and a move towards continued safety while gathering in-person.

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