Marbling Workshop

Saturday, September 29

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lee Safety Complex

Marbling paper, leather or textile involves floating paint on a thickened water bath. The water is thickened with carrageenan—a seaweed extract. Acrylic paint is applied using brushes to spatter the paint or by dropping paint onto the bath using a pipette.  Once the desired color combinations are achieved, the paint is drawn and combed with specialized tools to produce a wide variety of one-of-a-kind prints.

In this workshop participants will learn about the marbling process, the history, materials and patterns. Each participant will create at least five marbled papers of various designs—some traditional, some free form. All materials will be provided. Workshop participants should wear old clothes. The process can be messy and wet. It is also helpful if students can bring a few old newspapers.

Registration is required. Class is limited to 10.