Work­shop: The Art of Mar­bling

Sun­day, Novem­ber 9, 2014

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Gen­eral Pub­lic: $110

Museum Mem­bers: $100

Reg­is­ter by call­ing the Museum at 407 – 647‑6294

“Mar­bling” is an ancient paint or ink tech­nique that has been used for cen­turies in Turkey, Japan, and Europe to dec­o­rate paint­ings and books. The method involves dip­ping paper or fab­ric, into a liq­uid bath where the swirled ink designs are cre­ated on top of the sur­face.  It is called mar­bling because the ear­li­est Euro­pean designs resem­bled the veins in mar­ble. You will dis­cover the secret that arti­sans guarded closely for hun­dreds of years as instruc­tor Dan Tilstra illu­mi­nates the his­tory and process of mar­bling. You will be fas­ci­nated and delighted by how eas­ily you are able to cre­ate stun­ning works of art! Explore color and pat­tern while you cre­ate one-of-a-kind trea­sures. Any­one of any age or skill level may par­tic­i­pate, as it’s reward­ing for first-time artists and those who are cre­atively advanced. 

All mate­ri­als and tools will be pro­vided for this class. Each stu­dent will get to take home sev­eral works on paper suit­able for fram­ing and a cus­tom made silk scarf.  Wear­able art is the per­fect gift for some­one spe­cial or a nice treat for your­self. Sign up with fam­ily or friends and make mem­ory while you make art! The work­shop will be held in a cov­ered, out­door class­room with views of the beau­ti­ful Polasek gar­dens. Let nature inspire you! Pre-registration required — sign up today as space is limited.

All classes will be held rain or shine. Wear com­fort­able cloth­ing that may get stained.

Morn­ing ses­sion will fea­ture “mar­bling basics” and you’ll try paper appli­ca­tions from 10 am-12:30, then 30 min break in gar­dens (feel free to pack a bev­er­age or sack lunch), and return for the sec­ond ses­sion from 1 – 3 pm when you’ll cre­ate a cus­tom silk scarf.