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Traditional Marbling

Traditional Marbling

  • Dates: September 9, 2017
  • Location: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
  • Region: Lancaster Area
  • Address: 335 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 431-8706
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Guild Members $135; Non-Members $150
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Skill Level: Open to all

The mysteries of a once-secret craft are revealed in this introductory level watercolor marbling workshop. We'll apply color to a carrageenan (seaweed) size using broom corn whisks and brushes and then perform magic with a series of marbling combs and rakes. Persian fantasy patterns (hearts, flowers and birds) made with a stylus will also be explored. Splashers as well as precision-oriented students will have an opportunity to create historic combed patterns from the 16th century and more free-form marbled designs. (We'll keep you a splash's distance away from each other, if necessary.) The stunning papers you'll produce can be used on a variety of projects, but chances are you'll want to reserve a few for framing.

Materials fee: a materials fee of $15 per student is included in your tuition to cover everything needed for the class.

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Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

Traditional Marbling