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Free the Sheet! Paper Marbling and Book Arts

November 3 - 9, 2024

Leslie A. Grossman  ·  website

Workshop Overview

At the end of every paper marbling workshop, students will often comment, “Now I have to figure out what to do with these papers!” Or, “I’m too scared to cut them up!” Or, “Maybe I’ll just frame it like this… I don’t know.” Here is a response to those comments, in workshop form! This two-in-one workshop will start with a comprehensive introduction to paper marbling where students will learn the centuries-old process of floating paint onto a water-based bath, creating intricate motifs in the paints, and then permanently transferring the design onto paper. The second half of this workshop will focus on transforming freshly marbled sheets of paper into new forms, shapes, and contexts by cutting, folding, and gluing… freeing them from the life of just another “pretty piece of paper” in the back of a flat file.


  • Marbling
  • Paper sculpture
  • Collage
  • Artistic freedom


  • Acrylic paint
  • Paper Scissors
  • Utility and precision knives
  • Glue


  • Paper marbling
  • Transform marbled sheets of paper into new forms and shapes
  • Cutting, folding, and gluing



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Leslie A. Grossman is a paper, book, and print artist based in Lansdowne, PA. She received her Printmaking BFA from Western Michigan University in 2008 and her MFA in Printmaking from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2012. Leslie has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at such venues as the International Print Center New York in New York City; Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids, MI; Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, GA; and Grafiki Warsztatowej in Poznan, Poland, and her prints and books can be found in multiple university and private collections. Leslie is also an arts administrator and educator; she teaches marbling, book arts, and printmaking at craft schools and in her home studio.

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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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