Introduction to Marbling Workshop (afternoon)
Cockpit Deptford SE8 3DZ
2:30–5:30pm | Cockpit Deptford SE8 3DZ
Learn how to ‘paint on water’ using centuries-old marbling techniques to create 7-9 of your own beautiful papers.
If you love playing with paint or getting creative with paper, this workshop is for you. Marbling is one of the most rewarding and fun crafts out there – plus it’s virtually impossible to do it ‘wrong’!
What to Expect
During this fast-paced three-hour afternoon workshop, you will be given a thorough introduction to the beautiful art of paper marbling, including a brief history, the technical ‘do’s and ‘don’t’s, and a lot of trying it out.
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 marbling workshop, you will learn:
- how to make the thickened water
- how to prepare paper for marbling
- techniques for controlling the behaviour of the paints
- how to create all kinds of beautiful patterns.
Contemporary paper marbler Lucy McGrath will demonstrate various techniques and talk you through how to recreate them yourself, providing all the tools, equipment and materials you might need to get really experimental. 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.
If you can no longer attend the workshop, please contact us to let us know at least 7 days before the event for a full refund or rebooking onto a suitable date.
Designed to match your skill level
Get a book made from your paper
Sometimes you pull a paper from your marbling tray and it's an absolute beauty! Make the most of your favourite papers by opting to have them transformed into a notebook, from just £20.