Paper Marbling - One Day Intro

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

    Paper workshop

    6 hour workshop

    All levels welcome

    Reel + Fold, SE14

    What you'll learn

    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.


    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.

    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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    Sat 6 Jan, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Sat 20 Jan, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Sat 3 Feb, 10:00am - 4:00pm

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    Are you a small group of friends?

    Hey there, 👋

    Instead of having regular timetabled classes, I run this class around your schedule.

    • You need to be a group of 4
    • I need 2 days notice
    • The only day that I cant do is Thursdays
    • I have a venue space in Reel + Fold, SE14

    If that works for you, click below to choose a date 😃

    Class location

    Reel + Fold, South Bermondsey

    Studio 10, Unit 10, Elizabeth Ind. Est.

    Juno Way

    SE14 5RW



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    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 three 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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    Age limit or other 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.