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Paper Marbling Workshop with Frank Trueba

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


A one-day introduction to the art of marbling paper. Using modern day paints and materials, participants will learn the basics of this centuries-old art form. Limited to five (5) participants. Or as Wikipedia describes it:

….a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype.

Not to mention, it’s also a lot of fun.
Using modern day paints and materials participants will learn the basics of this centuries-old art form. At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with an understanding of the marbling process and how they may be able to continue marbling at home, as well as with a number of marbled papers to use for projects or display.

$150 (includes all materials including paper and inks).

All tools and other equipment will also be provided.


January 14
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tannery Art Center
1060 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA United States


Frank Trueba