I will be teaching a basic, one-day workshop in marbling on paper on Friday, April 22nd from 9 am to 3 pm at my studio. I’ve had a few requests for this, so am finally getting my act together. I hope you’ll join us in the fun. This is a great opportunity to dabble in a new art form, refresh your skills and produce wonderful papers to use in collages, on greeting cards, or other paper arts.
The workshop will include:
the preparation of paper with alum
preparation of acrylic paint for marbling
preparing the carrageenan or size
getting the paint to float on the size
manipulating the paint (the FUN part)
basic marbling patterns (stone, get-gel, nonpareil, plus more if time permits)
laying down paper to transfer the paint
washing and drying paper
time permitting, I’ll also demonstrate how to make low-cost marbling tools
Everyone will have bunches of beautiful paper to take home, even after just one day. For those who become enamored with the art, want to try just one more or learn more patterns, I will have “Open Studio” days after the workshop. On these days, you can come back and continue marbling and creating beautiful papers. You can even try out some “over-marbling” with papers produced on Friday. There won’t be any formal instruction, but I’ll be there to answer questions, provide help and offer suggestions. These open studio days will continue until the carrageenan or the paints give up.
This workshop is being offered through the Arts Center of Yates County. Here is their course description:
Paper Marbling with Nancy Langford Friday, April 22nd 9 am – 3 pm Losing Her Marbles Studio
Learn the basics of creating amazing designs through marbling – an ancient method of creating designs by floating inks or paints on an aqueous solution and then transferring the design to paper, cloth or other media. This workshop will work on preparing paper and acrylic paints for marbling, creating basic patterns and transferring that design to paper. No previous experience necessary! Nancy will also have open studio hours over the weekend to enable students to continue to practice and create.
Please call 315-536-8226 to register or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
$48 members, $60 not-yet-members for Friday workshop + $25 materials / studio fee per day
For further information please contact Nancy using the form below.