Inks & Etching on Scratchboard

Justine Mantor Waldie
Justine Mantor-Waldie
Justine Mantor-Waldie
Justine Mantor-Waldie
Justine Mantor-Waldie
Justine Mantor-Waldie


Inks & Etching on Scratchboard with Justine Mantor-Waldie

Saturday – Sunday | January 22 – 23, 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Arizona Time)

Create stunning atmospheric perspective by applying watercolor wet on wet techniques using the unique properties of ink. Capture foreground details with etching and pointillist textures to achieve multiple, layered paintings. Justine will demonstrate color mixing for transparent and opaque colors, etching techniques, and compositional considerations for these exciting paintings.

This unique workshop includes all materials allowing students to explore a new medium without investing in a studio of supplies! You only need to bring images that you would like to work from!

See an interview with Justine in Voyage Phoenix Magazine HERE.

Supplies Provided
65 Acrylic & Pearlescent Inks
Liquid Acrylics
Etching Tool
Covered Palette
Brush set
Scratch Boards, 4×6”, 5×7”, 9×12”

22 0122 JM

Justine Mantor-Waldie

Justine Mantor-Waldie

Color was everywhere in Neenah Wisconsin where Justine was born … acres of golden, glowing corn, groves of oak trees and apple orchards vied with sunsets in the glory of the natural world that surrounded her. As a 5-year old child, she knew she would be an artist. During family vacations to the west, the experience of mountains and open vistas had a profound effect on Justine, one that she never forgot. Justine earned her BFA at the School of Art Institute of Chicago and MFA at Northern Illinois University where  she studied with internationally recognized printmakers Vera Berdich and David Driesbach. As an Associate Professor at Loyola University of Chicago Justine taught Printmaking, Drawing, and Color Theory for 22 years.

The call of the west was ever with her. Over the years Justine undertook historical and archaeological research studies and many excursions to Egypt and especially to Mexico. In 1989, Justine’s husband suggested that they visit Arizona. It was a fateful journey; Justine again saw the vast mountain vistas and vivid sunsets that so inspired her in youth. Several years later she made her home in Fountain Hills, Arizona and became the Drawing and Painting Artist in Residence for the City of Phoenix. While there, she created workshops in collage and mixed media watercolor and began extensive work with Ampersand clayboards. Justine continued to exhibit her artwork nationally and internationally as she has throughout her career; she has works in many public collections including the Illinois State Museum, Fountain Hills Community Center and the National Museum of Women. An ardent voice for the arts, Justine sat on the National Board of Directors for the Women’s Caucus for Art, New York and as President of the Arizona AWCA. She taught art at Mesa Community College in Arizona for 12 years.

As a consummate colorist with expertise in printmaking, clayboard provides Justine with a surface that has unusual possibilities. Using ink for painting, she brushes in layers of iridescent inks and transparent colored inks to create shimmering landscapes and a wide variety of desert plant paintings. She adds texture with rhythmic, linear effects by etching into the white under-layer of the boards. This unique combination of materials and technique yields rare paintings filled with depth and dynamism.

Justine’s paintings are charged with ever-changing light and color, and living texture that invites one to step into that vibrantly alive land, and walk its magical pathways. A personal experience with the landscape is intertwined with my love of archaeology. Journeys to many sacred sites in the Southwest have enhanced my images with multiple layers of meaning. My layered paintings depict landscape both as an abstraction and a visually created window into reality. I am inspired by clouds traveling across the mountains casting shadows on the land; Intense sunsets, which are a magical part of the summer monsoon season; The Land as the spiritual center for the entry into the otherworld; The desert itself, conjuring up mystic winds in a continuous movement, connecting the desert to the sacred in nature. Justine Mantor~Waldie paintings … charged with ever-changing light and color, and living texture that invites one to step into that vibrantly alive land, and walk its magical pathways.

All art materials included for student use – please bring an image you would like to recreate!

Cancellation Policy

Registration Information:
Each student must register individually.  Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop. There are no refunds after the 30-day final payments have been made.  Students may enroll online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn (M-F, 9-5).

Cancellation Policy:
The $125 deposit is non-refundable; the balance is due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.  If paying in full upon registration, $125 of the total tuition fee is non-refundable.  The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control.  There are absolutely no refunds after the 30 day cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.