Classes & Shows

 Introduction to Marbling
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Marbling

Experience the magic of marbling! Learn the basic process of marbling with acrylics, including recipes for the various components of the process. Make four basic patterns (stones, moire/waved, git-gel, and nonpareil), explore seasonal color palettes, and take home your own marbled papers ready to use for books, gifts or decoration.

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Modern Marbling
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Modern Marbling

Take your marbling skills to a new level! In this one-day workshop, learn to make newly-designed, contemporary patterns. Inspired by traditional marbling, these patterns bring a familiar but fresh take on a centuries-old art form. 

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Suminagashi

Suminagashi is an 11th century Japanese art form and precursor to modern marbling. In this one-day intensive, participants learn the basics of this centuries-old monoprint technique, including the tools and materials it requires and the ideology shaping suminagashi. Participants will develop a suite of patterns on paper and fabric using the natural forces of wind, vibration, and learn how to use frisks. Paper is provided; however, participants may bring natural cotton or silk fabrics to experiment.

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Fabric Marbling
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Fabric Marbling

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Experience the magic of marbling! In this weekend-long fabric marbling workshop, learn to make the four basic patterns (stones, moire/waved, git-gel, and nonpareil) and a few advanced patterns. Class discussions include the science of marbling, critiques, and troubleshooting. Participants will take their marbled fabrics home ready to use for bookbinding and other arts. Please bring one yard of PFD cotton fabric, 1/2 yard of silk or another natural fabric, and one pair of canvas tennis shoes. Instructions for fabric preparation to be completed before class will be sent in advance.

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Introduction to Marbling
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Marbling

Experience the magic of marbling! Learn the basic process of marbling with acrylics, including recipes for the various components of the process. Make four basic patterns (stones, moire/waved, git-gel, and nonpareil), explore seasonal color palettes, and take home your own marbled papers ready to use for books, gifts or decoration.

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