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5(20+ reviews)
Spend a day learning the beautiful art of paper marbling! Make and take home a stack of delectable patterned papers.
South Bermondsey
£99 pp
6 hour workshop
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Marbling is addictive - fact! If you love colour, pattern and all things paper, then this is the experience for you!

What will I learn?

On this one day introductory course you will learn:

  • how to prepare the marbling bath
  • how to mix paints
  • what paper to use
  • how to prepare your paper for marbling
  • how to make traditional and contemporary patterns using marbling tools<br /><br />

By the end of the day you will have the skills to produce your very own designs at home. You will also have created a stack of your own papers which can be sent…

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Things to remember

Marbling can be a wonderfully messy business, so please wear old clothes/shoes/an apron that you don't mind getting a bit paint splattered! Materials will be provided for the workshop but there will be supplies and packs available to purchase on the day.Please do bring a packed…

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Latest Reviews
5(20+ reviews)
Valerie - October 4th
I had a great day at Freya's paper marbling course. Apart from learning a brief history of the art, we learnt how to prepare the paper, mix and prepare the paint, and make the size in which we applied our paint colours. We had ample time to have a go at making our patterned paper, with splattering and using special implements to make varied patterns. I took home with me a range of patterned papers I had done, and I look forward to doing some more at home. Thank you, Freya and your delightful, calm dog Ludo.
Chloé - September 18th
Can't recommend this workshop highly enough. Freya was the best teacher - extremely knowledgeable, patient and lovely. It was the most mindful, fulfilling day I've had in ages, thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So interesting to be taken through the history before learning the techniques. I feel like I'm quickly going to get hooked on marbling and can't wait to book on the intermediate course!
Natasha - June 15th
I had the best time taking part in this workshop. Everyone was so friendly, coffee/tea on tap, a relaxed atmosphere and just a lovely environment for learning and creativity. Freya is a great teacher. The pace of the class was just right... enough information for us to understand the process and begin to identify behaviours of the different materials, with quick demos and then plenty of time to practice. She makes it look so easy! Looking forward to receiving my pieces in the post, and excited to make use of the kit I bought to use at home. Thanks so much!
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Your Teacher
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Paperwilds is run by bookbinder, paper artist and photographer Freya Scott. Freya has been a bookbinder for 9 years and has worked for various binderies and institutions across the south of England. She has been teaching for the last four years in various places in London and across the country. Her longest role was as principle instructor at Bound by Veterans, a charity that uses bookbinding and related crafts as part of a rehabilitation therapy for sick and injured veterans.

In London she works in a studio that she shares with one other bookbinder and Ludo, who is her dog…

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Class Location
Reel + Fold
South Bermondsey
Studio 10, Unit 10, Elizabeth Ind. Est.
Juno Way
SE14 5RW
London
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Reviews

Valerie - October 4th
I had a great day at Freya's paper marbling course. Apart from learning a brief history of the art, we learnt how to prepare the paper, mix and prepare the paint, and make the size in which we applied our paint colours. We had ample time to have a go at making our patterned paper, with splattering and using special implements to make varied patterns. I took home with me a range of patterned papers I had done, and I look forward to doing some more at home. Thank you, Freya and your delightful, calm dog Ludo.
Chloé - September 18th
Can't recommend this workshop highly enough. Freya was the best teacher - extremely knowledgeable, patient and lovely. It was the most mindful, fulfilling day I've had in ages, thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So interesting to be taken through the history before learning the techniques. I feel like I'm quickly going to get hooked on marbling and can't wait to book on the intermediate course!
Natasha - June 15th
I had the best time taking part in this workshop. Everyone was so friendly, coffee/tea on tap, a relaxed atmosphere and just a lovely environment for learning and creativity. Freya is a great teacher. The pace of the class was just right... enough information for us to understand the process and begin to identify behaviours of the different materials, with quick demos and then plenty of time to practice. She makes it look so easy! Looking forward to receiving my pieces in the post, and excited to make use of the kit I bought to use at home. Thanks so much!
Eleanor - May 25th
I really enjoyed the Paper Marbling workshop at Paperwilds. I'd wanted to do it for some time and it didn't disappoint. Freya was really lovely and helpful, she explained the process really well and was a great teacher. The process is really fun and strangely relaxing because you get so into it. There's so much potential to experiment with different colour combinations and patterns. I hope to come back at some point to do the advanced course.
Katie - May 20th
Wonderful class & lovely teacher ! I had done a shorter course last year with another vendor and wanted a longer more in depth course and this fitted the bill perfectly and exceeded expectations. Very high quality paints and papers were provided, the type of paint allowed a more controlled approach to what I had experienced before. I have received my papers through in the post and I am delighted with the results. Freya is very highly skilled and has indepth knowledge of her paints and materials. If you are on the fence whether to book this - go for it - working with these colours is very therapeutic & mind opening ! The atmosphere provided with Freya's friendly other half and dog was lovely, tea and nice music :) thanks again Freya !
Natasha - May 18th
I had the best time taking part in this workshop. Everyone was so friendly, coffee/tea on tap, a relaxed atmosphere and just a lovely environment for learning and creativity. Freya is a great teacher. The pace of the class was just right... enough information for us to understand the process and begin to identify behaviours of the different materials, with quick demos and then plenty of time to practice. She makes it look so easy! Looking forward to receiving my pieces in the post, and excited to make use of the kit I bought to use at home. Thanks so much!
Rebecca - April 17th
Brilliant workshop, crammed in so much yet didn't feel rushed and got to explore all of inner creativity. Can't wait to receive the papers we made in the post. Perfect of a complete beginner but flexible enough to be stretch for those who have a bit of skill already.
Vaia - April 14th
The class was such an amazing learning experience. We were taught how to prep paper, paints, the moss bath and loads of different techniques. Our teacher was so friendly, had time for everyone and was generous with materials and tricks of the trade. Really makes me appreciate marbling as a proper artisan skill !
Sarah - April 14th
A really lovely class to learn a variety of paper marbling techniques. Friendly, knowledgable instructor, nice facility, and ample chance to experiment with them. Highly recommended!
Sarah Ormrod - March 7th
I had a wonderful day in Freya's class, learning an enormous amount about the technique of paper marbling, and can't wait to try out what I have learned. After practice, I definitely want to go to a follow-up class. We had everything we needed, and Freya gave us information and demonstrations that helped the day pass all too quickly! I couldn't wait for the papers we printed to be sent on, and was excited when they arrived.... friends and family were impressed by this complete beginner's achievements. Thanks, Freya!
Juanjo - February 9th
Really great class: good vibe, in-depth technical insight without getting boring, amazing space and super nice teacher.
Sarah - February 7th
A fantastically comprehensive guide to paper marbling from how to prepare your paper and paints to techniques for creating beautiful results. Freya was patient and supportive and really brought her passion to the subject. I really enjoyed the class and would happily recommend Paperwilds courses to anyone.
Nicola - February 3rd
A really enjoyable day. Looking at the sample book before the course started it seemed impossible we could go from zero to complex repeated patterns but Freya took us through it with enthusiasm and patience at the perfect pace. The day flew by. Highly recommended.
Annabel - February 3rd
This was a fantastic class!! I had so much fun and really enjoyed learning how to marble paper. Freya was such a great teacher and was so knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend doing this class.
Alison - February 3rd
Such an enjoyable day. Learnt so many paper marbling techniques from a skilled tutor. The whole day was well organised and relaxed. Would definitely recommend it
Ailsa - January 31st
Absolutely amazing day learning the craft of paper marbling! From start to finish, Freya was so welcoming and enthusiastic! She was a fantastic teacher and was so encouraging! Really looking forward to attending more courses here and learning some more marbling techniques!
chloe - January 25th
Just amazing! Freya was the most amazing teacher and such a lovely person. I had a great day, met some lovely people, and left feeling inspired. Would recommend to anyone that loves being creative.
Alisdair - January 24th
Freya's marbling workshop is the best fun I've had in years and years and years. She is a gifted teacher, a master marbler and a lovely human being. It was great to spend time with Ludo as well. I learnt so much during the day, things that you just can't get from watching stuff on YouTube and reading the few books that are out there on marbling. I learnt lots of new technical terms, like 'goo'. And I had an absolutely wonderful day creating (is that the right verb?) page after page of the most stunning designs imaginable. Freya hovered quietly as we tried out each successive technique, offering encouragement and extra tips. I had ridiculously high expectations of the day before I arrived, having looked at Freya's wonderful creations online. However, I am delighted to say that my expectations were comprehensively exceeded in every way. If there were 10 stars, it would still feel that I was scoring too low. Fantastic! Brilliant! Thank you. Alisdair. PS I'll be in touch shortly for some marbling supplies. PPS Lovely group of people on the workshop. PPPS This was so much more than just an 'Intro'.
Lucia - January 13th
I enjoyed it. Location a bit off the beaten track & I can’t imagine anyone not driving there?? Its Lewisham more than ‘South’ ?? Bermondsey :))) Anyway, the course was good, learned a lot & enjoyed the day.
Emma - January 13th
I could not have enjoyed this workshop more had I tried! I would highly recommend it to everyone! It was everything and more than I wanted it to be. Freya is an incredible teacher. I can’t wait to receive all my marbled papers and start marbling at home with my paper wilds starter kit!
Nicola - January 13th
This was a fantastic workshop. Freya is very knowledgeable and kind. It’s great to find something that can produce good results at a basic level but also inspire students to develop their techniques. I will be trying more at home!
Roz - November 13th
Had so much fun at this wonderfully creative workshop. Learnt loads from the excellent teaching and demos and enjoyed lots of time to put it all into practice and produce our own papers. Really brilliant - would highly recommend.
Jagdip - September 2nd
I absolutely loved it, but I wish I could have stayed for longer to also Freya and Alex were nice to I would love to do it again. When I’m feeling a little bit better.
Jenn - August 21st
Such an awesome class! I was in London for a month visiting from Melbourne, Australia doing various art classes and Freya's paper marbling course was by far and away the best one for sure. Freya is a super lovely lady and is very knowledgeable and genuinely passionate and excited about marbling which makes the day really fun. She was even kind enough to organise for my prints to be sent to Australia as I was leaving a few days after. Highly recommend.
Lucy - August 17th
Fun and relaxed one day workshop learning paper marbling with Freya in her studio! Really interesting learning the process involved and got the opportunity to experiment with lots of different techniques.
Caroline - July 28th
A very fun, insightful and interesting workshop. Freya was a cheerful and friendly host - as was Ludo, the studio pet dog who was adorable. Freya really knows her stuff and her passion and knowledge about the history and technique of marbling really came across. I would definitely attend another workshop with Paperwilds as I had such a fabulous day being creative and with such great company too.
Yasmin - July 3rd
My boyfriend Tom attended Freya's class. He said he had an amazing day of learning in a lovely, relaxing environment, and was able to produce some beautiful and varied paper marbling patterns. Freya is extremely knowledgeable and presented her understanding of the process in a generous, friendly manner, and really conveyed the detail, history and craft of the process. Highly recommended!
Felicity - July 1st
This workshop was excellent - really well designed so that you have an idea of the origins of paper marbling & theory, before learning various design techniques and producing lots of samples as the day goes on. Freya is lovely & friendly; tea & biscuits were on tap and Ludo was irresistible!
Chloe - May 12th
It was a jam-packed day! I learned so much! The history of marbling, the materials used, the different techniques. and made so many papers. Excellent value for money.
Karen - May 11th
Great - really fun and exciting, as you're never quite sure what the pattern will look like until you lift the paper from the tray. It's tricky to get marbling absolutely perfect, but you rarely end up with a total disaster as even air bubbles and splotchy bits can look like part of the pattern. Plus no matter what combination of colours you use, they never seem to clash! Freya provided a really great introduction to several marbling techniques. Yes, I do recommend this one-day course.
Leo - May 8th
Excellent course, I was really pleased with how quickly we all progressed from knowing nothing to creating incredible intricate patterns, the day flew by.
Gates - April 20th
What an amazing class! Freya was so knowledgeable and friendly. She covered so many techniques in one day I really felt I got my money's worth and more! The paper that I made was then beautifully packed and sent to me when dried. I was so excited to receive it. And her dog also put a huge smile on my face. Thanks Freya for such a lovely day.
Carol - April 16th
Spent a wonderful day learning how to marble paper. Freya is a great teacher and I came away feeling confident enough to try it at home - can't wait to get started!
Jenny - March 24th
Fantastic day! Freya is an excellent teacher - friendly, calm and patient. I learnt a lot and have left with plenty to try on my own.
Bastien - March 5th
The course was really interesting. Freya is a lovely person and a really good teacher. She knows a lot about marbling and can easily adapt to what you are trying to get out of this workshop. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. I would highly recommend this course if you are trying to get into marbling!
Anna - March 4th
Freya's knowledge is excellent - there are so many variables than can go wrong when marbling, it was great to have her guidance and advice throughout the day. Perfect balance of learning a range of techniques but also getting on and experimenting ourselves! Thanks so much for a fantastic day! x
Laetitia - February 16th
It was really great, never thought I would try so much methods, and do so much paper marbling in only one workshop.
[email protected] - February 5th
Freya is a marvellous teacher and has extensive knowledge that she is happy to pass on to her students. It was amazing what we could achieve, even from our first attempts. The class was well run and relaxed, would highly recommend this workshop.
Rachael - February 4th
This was a fantastic course - Freya was a wonderful teacher and the course is really well structured so that periods of learning new skills/techniques are followed by periods of putting what you've just learnt into practice. It is also one of the very few craft courses I've been on where I've been genuinely delighted with what I made in the course of the day.
lucy - February 4th
Had such a great day - brilliant teaching, so friendly and you come away with a skill you feel you could carry on at home now you know all the secrets!
Agata - January 24th
The class was great fun! Freya is very nice and a great teacher! She explained everything very well and was helpful and everyone in the group was able to get great results eventually. Marbling is a great way to be creative, whether you are experienced in art or not. It is a very rewarding activity! Everyone who loves color and process should give it a go.
Hannah - January 22nd
Brilliant work shop. I couldn't have asked for more. Freya was personable, funny, highly talented and inspiring and a great teacher. I would recommend anyone interested in trying out marbling to choose this course.
Simon - January 21st
Great workshop! Freya was super helpful and took us a through a range of techniques that led to some beautiful marbled papers, would definitely recommend!
Fran - January 7th
Fantastic! Freya is a really good teacher- very patient, creative, organised and kind. There was so much hands on work, it was brilliant. She got just the right amount of prep done that there was no waiting around, while she gently reminded us to prepare our papers in advance, so that we could keep creating, and also learn the steps needed to go home and work independently. Great space to work in too. Couldn’t recommend this course more.
V - December 6th
Loved it! Freya was so wonderful. I will come on the course again in 2018. Thank you.
Anonymous - November 28th
I really enjoy this courseWith a very patient teach love the surroundings . We had two people on the course. I would do this course again again
Jo - November 27th
The workshop introduced several basic marbling patterns with time to practice each with clear instructions and support. Freya is very knowledgeable and taught us how to troubleshoot issues that we might encounter at home too.
Naomi - November 26th
I had a really great time at the paper marbling at paperwilds! Freya was a fantastic teacher and introduced us to a range of techniques and marbling designs, whilst giving us an insight into the history of the craft. Freya and her studio partner Alec made us feel very welcome in their beautiful studio space. Overall, a wonderful day being immersed in colour and swirling patterns - I came away feeling inspired and full of ideas!
Meg - November 26th
Super workshop in the fun art of paper marbling.Freya is a very informative and enabling workshop tutor. She provided lots of practical know-how but also inspiration. As well as teaching us techniques with demonstrations and letting us practice them before moving on to the next, she also helped tease out the knowhow that we were building during the day so we could understand how to work with the inherent variables in the craft (e.g. pigment characteristics, heat...).We covered a lot of traditional patterns in this one-day workshop as well as colour mixing, paper preparation, how to manage the try of thickened water for best results...This workshop offered good value for money and was great fun at the same time. Plus, there was an endless supply of tea !
Anonymous - November 24th
I did Paperwilds’ paper marbling taster workshop which included preparation techniques for the size and mixing the alum to coat the paper, mixing and applying the paint on different types of paper as well as creating different styles of patterns. Very balanced between theory and practice/experimentation, I felt like I learned so much about paper marbling in a day, much more than a taster/intro workshop usually includes. I also made some new friends (including Freya’s adorable dog Ludo)!Freya is a fabulous artist and instructor, really patient, thoughtful and with a great sense of humour which helps people feel at ease even if they are absolute newbies.In short I had wholesome fun and left wanting more - I totally recommend it for anyone who enjoys paper arts or wants to have fun trying something new!
Anonymous - November 21st
Such an addictive pastime! Our tutor was fantastic. She was so patient and enthusiastic. The whole atmosphere was very friendly and I enjoyed the day immensely.
Anonymous - November 21st
Freya is a friendly and patient teacher, and very quickly makes you feel comfortable. Her class is great fun and you will quickly be able to produce great results! I would highly recommend her paper marbling course to anyone. 5 stars!
Mihaela - November 21st
The teacher was brilliant! She told us where marbling comes from and how it has evolved through the ages.Absolutely enjoyed every minute of the class! I will definitely go again!
Anonymous - November 21st
Freya really knows her stuff and is really friendly and approachable. We went home with loads of marbled paper, and she sent the one which weren't dry on to us. We were able to buy a really reasonably priced kit to carry on making marbled paper at home. I've even manage to sell one of designs! A must for anyone who loves book arts and paper craft.
Chloe - November 21st
Marbling with Freya is so much fun! I feel like I've learned a new skill I can keep playing at for a long time. I can't wait to use all the beautiful papers I made. The studio is bright and airy, a really lovely place to spend an afternoon.
naomi - November 21st
Freya is a friendly knowledgeable instructor. We were taught basic patterns to practise and then some more advanced ones as the class progressed. It was great fun and I got loads of art work to use to cover my own books :)
Alick - November 21st
I had a great time learning some creative skills! The environment was very friendly and relaxed - Freya was such a welcoming host and a very talented instructor. I hope to convince some of my friends to come along next time!
Clara - November 21st
So much fun! We learnt a range of different patterns from simple to complex, definitely recommend.
Mona - November 19th
Great fun and a comprehensive setup that allows you to practice what you've learnt from home. I got to learn approx 6 traditional patterns or it you rather go off piste you can experiment to your hearts content. Freya is very patient and generous with her advice. What attracted me to the the course was that she is a practicing traditional bookbinder and works in the industry that has a strong connection with marbling papers. A must try and comes highly recommended.
Sarah - September 20th
This was a shear joy to do. Freya is an excellent teacher and not only did I learn a lot, but I came away from the class inspired. I would recommend it to anyone.
Juliet - August 9th
Good paced, clear and enjoyable