Paper Marbling Taster Evening by Marmor Paperie - crafts in London
Paper Marbling Taster Evening by Marmor Paperie - crafts in London

Paper Marbling Taster Evening

by Marmor Paperie

2 reviews
2 reviews
Our first Taster Evening is designed to let you jump straight into marbling and have fun creating your own beautiful patterned papers.

Paper Class

1.5 hour workshop

Beginner

Deptford SE8

Paper Marbling Taster Evening
by Marmor Paperie

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Classes

1.5 hour workshop

Evening

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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Did you know?

Paper marbling was once a huge industry in the UK, reaching its peak in the Victorian times when it was used to decorate books, cover boxes and even used to line drawers! However it has now been declared Critically Endangered on the Heritage Crafts Assocation’s Radcliffe Red List, which means professional practitioners are dwindling and the techniques are sadly in danger of being lost.
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Christina
28 Feb
It was an absolute amazing evening, everyone was so friendly. I learnt loads as well as having so much fun! I love the paper’s which I made, I wish we were there for more time! I would 210% go again!!
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Anonymous
21 Feb
I had a great time at the paper marbling course. As it was a taster evening we got straight into marbling the paper and got to produce lots of different patterns. Lucy was really helpful and explained what to do with demonstrations. At the end of the class you could select a piece that Lucy then made into a pocket sketchbook (for a small heavily discounted additional cost). It was exciting to receive the papers and this in the post and the sketchbook is beautifully made and a lovely way to use the papers. I would highly recommend this class to everyone, it would make a great gift or just to go on your own as i did to learn a beautiful method of pattern making.

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Christina
28 Feb
It was an absolute amazing evening, everyone was so friendly. I learnt loads as well as having so much fun! I love the paper’s which I made, I wish we were there for more time! I would 210% go again!!
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Anonymous
21 Feb
I had a great time at the paper marbling course. As it was a taster evening we got straight into marbling the paper and got to produce lots of different patterns. Lucy was really helpful and explained what to do with demonstrations. At the end of the class you could select a piece that Lucy then made into a pocket sketchbook (for a small heavily discounted additional cost). It was exciting to receive the papers and this in the post and the sketchbook is beautifully made and a lovely way to use the papers. I would highly recommend this class to everyone, it would make a great gift or just to go on your own as i did to learn a beautiful method of pattern making.

Class location

Deptford
18-22 Creekside
SE8 3DZ
London

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Paper Marbling Taster Evening by Marmor Paperie - crafts in London

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!

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Notes

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.

Age Requirement

13

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.

Paper Marbling Taster Evening
by Marmor Paperie
1.5 hour workshop