Classic paper marbling;

The labor intensive process used to create marbled papers before the 20th century involved 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.

Fabric Marbling;

In this workshop, students will learn how to use a range of precise marbling tools and will be systematically taught how to make beautiful traditional and contemporary marbled patterns. After becoming comfortable with working on smaller fabrics, students will begin using larger tanks and combs as they marble scarves and larger pieces of fabric.Students in the fabric workshops prepare their materials at home. Full information is provided at signup.

An integral part of all workshops is the discussion of the science of Marbling and why things work or do not work as they should. This information will help students solve problems and better understand the interaction between all the paints,alum, papers, fabrics, chemicals and marbling bath that they will be using.
Note: Workshops in our studio can be arranged for 1-4 students.
Contact us

Email for class details and fees regstjohn@comcast.net (413)-253- 2835. Studios in Amherst, MA.

 

2018 Teaching Schedule

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

April 7, 8

Paper Marbling with Acrylics

https://cbbag.wildapricot.org/in-studio-workshops/greater-toronto-area
April 10,11,12

Classic Paper Marbling

https://cbbag.wildapricot.org/in-studio-workshops/greater-toronto-area
April 27-May 15

Contact us for workshops by arrangement in our studios in Amherst, MA

regstjohn@comcast.net
June 3-8

Classic Paper Marbling

John C Campbell Folk school
Brasstown, NC
www.folkschool.org
June 10-16

Paper marbling with acrylics

John C Campbell Folk school
Brasstown, NC
www.folkschool.org
June 29-July 8

Contact us for workshops by arrangement in our studios in Amherst, MA


regstjohn@comcast.net
June 10-16

Paper marbling with acrylics

John C Campbell Folk school
Brasstown, NC
www.folkschool.org
August 2-5

Paper Marbling with Acrylics

Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA http://www.snowfarm.org/
August 5-11

Enhanced Paper Marbling Plus

Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA http://www.snowfarm.org/
Sept 6,7

Paper Marbling with Acrylics

Cattail Run Bookbindery Winchester, VA www.cattailrun.com
Sept. 10,11

Fabric Marbling

Cattail Run Bookbindery Winchester, VA www.cattailrun.com
Sept. 13,14

Fabric Marbling

Cattail Run Bookbindery Winchester, VA www.cattailrun.com
Nov 3, 4

Classic Paper Marbling

North Bennet Street School ,Boston,Ma http://www.nbss.edu/


EMAIL us to arrange for workshops in our Studios for 1-3 students

Chena River Marblers

Chena River Marblers