Marbling is a fun and creative way to create free flowing designs that can later be used in other crafts, collage or as a unique artwork. It’s a very old craft, first emerging in various parts of Asia more than a thousand years ago. Europeans learned about it while travelling in the Middle East during the 17th century. In Europe it was used in bookbinding and as a base for calligraphy. In Turkey today it remains very popular and is called “ebru.” There are many famous Turkish marblers whose works can be seen in museums and galleries.
Although there are several different materials and tools used, the basic method is the same. Paint is floated upon a solution, manipulated with various tools and then transferred to paper or fabric. You never know exactly how it will look but the results are always fascinating.
The workshop is 12 hours total and we will cover the basic technique, learn how to do the traditional designs and then you can also make your own personal designs. All you need to bring are a smock, apron or old clothes. The other materials are supplied. At the end of the workshop you should have some very interesting works on paper!
Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday,
- February 16 – 17, 9 am – 4 pm OR
- March 2 – 3, 9 am – 4 pm OR
- March 23 – 24, am – 4 pm OR
Cost: $150 each workshop, materials included
Instructor: Rose Wark (http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/rose-wark.html)
- Registration is online, by phone or in person, classes to be paid in full.
- Cancellation up to 24 hours before class – $20 cancellation fee.
- After a session starts, students can cancel in case of an emergency. In this case, the student will be charged for classes taken, and will receive a credit for the remaining classes to be used with the same teacher at another time
- The Griffintown Art School retains the right to cancel a class if there are not enough students enrolled. Full amount will be refunded.