Paper Marbling with Paperwilds - One Day Intro by Paperwilds - crafts in London
paper classes in London
Paper Marbling with Paperwilds - One Day Intro by Paperwilds - crafts in London
paper classes in London

Paper Marbling with Paperwilds - One Day Intro

by Paperwilds

39 reviews
39 reviews
Spend a day learning the beautiful art of paper marbling! Make and take home a stack of delectable patterned papers.

Paper Class

6 hour workshop

Beginner

South Bermondsey SE14

Paper Marbling with Paperwilds - One Day Intro
by Paperwilds
6 hour workshop
£95 per person
Flexitime
£95 per person

Classes

6 hour workshop

Daytime

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

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 or collected after they are dried and pressed at the studio.

Find out about how paper marbling has been marked an endangered art by the Heritage Crafts Association and how you can support it here

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Sun 21 Oct, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sat 24 Nov, 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Did you know?

The art of marbling is also known as ebru ('cloud art'), possibly after the way the paints billow like clouds once thrown into the marbling tray. The historic technique taught in this workshop was used in Turkey as far back as the 15th century. The art then spread across Europe, and ever since then has been a method of producing unique designs on paper. It has long been used in traditional bookbinding, although it is now widely used as a method of decoration in all sorts of arts and industry.
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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 4
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Reviews (39)
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Clara
21 Nov
So much fun! We learnt a range of different patterns from simple to complex, definitely recommend.
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Mihaela
21 Nov
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!

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Clara
21 Nov
So much fun! We learnt a range of different patterns from simple to complex, definitely recommend.
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Mihaela
21 Nov
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!
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Naomi
26 Nov
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!
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Yasmin
3 Jul
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!
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Juliet
9 Aug
Good paced, clear and enjoyable
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Sarah
20 Sep
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.
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Mona
19 Nov
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.
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Alick
21 Nov
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!
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naomi
21 Nov
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 :)
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Chloe
21 Nov
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.
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Anonymous
21 Nov
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.
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Anonymous
21 Nov
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!
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Anonymous
21 Nov
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.
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Anonymous
24 Nov
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!
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Meg
26 Nov
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 !
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Jo
27 Nov
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.
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Anonymous
28 Nov
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
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V
6 Dec
Loved it! Freya was so wonderful. I will come on the course again in 2018. Thank you.
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Fran
7 Jan
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.
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Simon
21 Jan
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!
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Hannah
22 Jan
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.
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Agata
24 Jan
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.
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lucy
4 Feb
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!
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Rachael
4 Feb
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.
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Amy-LORD@HOTMAIL.COM
5 Feb
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.
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Laetitia
16 Feb
It was really great, never thought I would try so much methods, and do so much paper marbling in only one workshop.
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Anna
4 Mar
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
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Bastien
5 Mar
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!
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Jenny
24 Mar
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.
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Carol
16 Apr
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!
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Gates
20 Apr
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.
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Leo
8 May
Excellent course, I was really pleased with how quickly we all progressed from knowing nothing to creating incredible intricate patterns, the day flew by.
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Karen
11 May
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.
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Chloe
12 May
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.
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Felicity
1 Jul
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!
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Caroline
28 Jul
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.
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Lucy
17 Aug
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.
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Jenn
21 Aug
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.
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Jagdip
2 Sep
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.

Class location

South Bermondsey
Studio 10, Unit 10, Elizabeth Ind. Est.
Juno Way
SE14 5RW
London

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Paper Marbling with Paperwilds - One Day Intro by Paperwilds - crafts in London

About your host, Paperwilds

Paperwilds is run by bookbinder, paper artist and photographer Freya Scott. Freya has been a bookbinder for 8 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. She is currently 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 joint studio called Reel + Fold, which is part-time bindery, part-time photography studio. She shares the space with a commerical photographer/DOP, and Ludo, who is her dog-shaped chief supervisor/cuddle supplier.

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Notes

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 lunch or snack as the nearest cafe does not open at weekends. Teas and coffees and biscuits will be near at hand all day! Please also be aware that we have a studio dog called Ludo, who is very docile, soppy, and addicted to Bonios.

Requirements

We currently only run classes for those aged 18 and over.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Paper Marbling with Paperwilds - One Day Intro
by Paperwilds
6 hour workshop
£95 per person
Flexitime
£95 per person
6 hour workshop
from £95 per person