Inventive Marbling: Exploring The Possibilities of Tools and Techniques
November 8, 2020 – November 14, 2020
During this workshop students will explore the art form of marbling on paper, where prints are made from pigment floating on liquid. Participants will learn traditional pattern techniques, along with endless possibilities for invention, improvisation and experimentation. You will learn to prepare a marbling bath, adding mordant to paper and custom mixing colors. Students will create a variety of marbled papers exploring color and pattern while using tools that they make. Paper stencils, found papers, atomizers, rakes, combs, droppers, stylus and whisks will expand your toolbox and open a world of possibilities for this versatile medium. With finished papers, participants will have the option to create simple non adhesive book structures and collages. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Lesley Patterson-Marx is a teaching artist in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her MFA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Patterson-Marx incorporates marbling into her artist’s books, printmaking and textile works, which have been exhibited across the U.S., Great Britain and The Netherlands. Her commercial work with marbling has included historical reproduction for a publishing company, custom designs for men’s swimwear and marbled collage illustration.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.