Classic paper marbling;

The labor intensive process used to create marbled papers before the 20th century involving the preparation of paints by mulling together prepared natural pigments, binder and a beeswax fixative. Additional substances were added to control spreading and to achieve specific patterns. Because the beeswax was embedded in the paint, a completed paper could be polished to a smooth, lustrous finish using an agate burnisher. In making our classic marbled papers, we add the use of some pigments that were unavailable to our predecessors, but the process, as described above, is the same and the papers are amazing!

Paper Marbling with acrylic paints;

In this class we teach the use of acrylic paints for marbling, work on full size professional marbling tanks and learn how to make a wide range of combed marbled patterns.

Note: Workshops in our studio can be arranged for 1-4 students.
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2017 Teaching Schedule

Note: Workshops in our studio can be arranged for 1-4 students. Contact us.

July 9-15

Fabric Marbling

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg TN
www.arrowmont.org/
Sept 13, 14, 15

Classic Paper Marbling

Cattail Run Bookbindery
Winchester, VA
www.cattailrun.com
Sept 18, 19

Paper marbling with acrylics

Cattail Run Bookbindery
Winchester, VA
www.cattailrun.com
Sept 24-30

Paper marbling with acrylics

John C Campbell Folk school
Brasstown, NC
www.folkschool.org
Oct 1-6

Classic Paper Marbling

John C Campbell Folk school
Brasstown, NC
www.folkschool.org
Nov 4, 5

Paper marbling with acrylics

North Bennet Street School
Boston, Ma
www.nbss.edu


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Chena River Marblers

Chena River Marblers