1.5 hour workshop
Paper marbling is a centuries-old art where paint is floated upon a bath of thickened water and drawn through with various tools to create striking, fluid patterns. In this hands-on ‘taster’ workshop you will jump straight into marbling and spend the evening creating your own beautiful marbled papers, perfect if you want to give it a go but aren’t as interested in carrying it on independently – you'll get all the fun of marbling without learning the technical details of how to prepare the equipment and materials.
Contemporary paper marbler Lucy McGrath will demonstrate various techniques, ranging from a simple 'Turkish Spot' to the striking combed 'Nonpareil', and talk you through how to recreate them yourself, providing all the tools, equipment and materials you might need to get really experimental.
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About your host, Marmor Paperie
Lucy McGrath started Marmor Paperie in 2015 with the aim of breathing a new life into the dying art of paper marbling. Having discovered marbling on a holiday to Istanbul, where it is still widely practised, Lucy caught the marbling bug and began ravenously learning all she could about this fascinating craft.
Having learnt bookbinding at university, Lucy quickly realised how well the two crafts complemented each other, so Marmor Paperie was built around hand-made notebooks and sketchbooks covered with her marbled papers.
Lucy was awarded the Cockpit Arts / Arts Society grant in 2016 which funded a studio at craft incubator Cockpit Arts for a year, which allowed her to focus on growing Marmor Paperie and continuing to spread the marbling bug!
Marbling is great fun but super messy so make sure you wear old clothes (and shoes)! You don’t need to bring anything except a healthy dose of creativity. Hot drinks and nibbles will also be on hand.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.