Clouds on Water: Introduction to Paper Marbling | Barb Skoog | March 9 - 10
Instructed by Barb Skoog
March 9-10, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$335 members | $365 nonmembers
$85 materials fee
Marbling is the centuries-old art form of floating paint on water, creating designs using special tools, and then transferring the image to paper. Gorgeous, elegant marbled papers have been an integral part of the written word and bookbinding since the invention of paper.
In this two-day class, you’ll be immersed in the world of Ebru, the Turkish form of marbling on paper. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of the art form, dive into traditional pattern making, and have time for creative exploration. You will be taken through every step of the marbling process from preparation (making the bath, mixing the paint, alumming the paper) to learning beautiful patterns and designs to discussing common problems and solutions. By the end of the class, you will have created dozens of marbled pieces that can be used for artwork, bookbinding, and more and have a strong knowledge base to start marbling at home.Marbling is incredibly user friendly! No previous painting experience—or any other kind of art experience—is necessary to learn how to do it. All you need is a sense of adventure; a desire to explore color and pattern and design; and a willingness to let go of perfection and embrace purpose.
Please note that this class is fast paced and packed full of information. It is also physically demanding…we are on our feet all day and constantly moving from one end of the studio to the other. We also will be working both inside and outside of the studio so you will be exposed to the elements for brief bits of time (like sun!). But most of all, we have A LOT of fun. All supplies included.