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.