Traditional Watercolor Marbling – June 8, 2013
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Saturday– 10 am – 3 pm
Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft (Directions)
Instructor: Diane Maurer
Skill levels: open to all skill levels
The mysteries of a once-secret craft are revealed in this introductory level watercolor marbling workshop. We’ll apply color to a carrageenan (seaweed) size using broom corn whisks and brushes and then perform magic with a series of marbling combs and rakes. Persian fantasy patterns (hearts, flowers and birds) made with a stylus will also be explored. Splashers as well as precision-oriented students will have an opportunity to create historic combed patterns from the 16th century and more free-form marbled designs. (We’ll keep you a splash’s distance away from each other, if necessary.) The stunning papers you’ll produce can be used on a variety of projects, but chances are you’ll want to reserve a few for framing.
Materials fee: $15 per student is payable directly to the instructor at the time of the workshop. All materials provided – simply wear studio-appropriate clothing.
Diane Maurer-Mathison’s decorative papers have been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world. Numerous design commissions include work for Lenox China, Harper Collins Publishers and Godiva Chocolates. She is the author of thirteen books on paper art and has demonstrated marbling and paste paper design on several television shows. In addition to writing, teaching workshops and selling marbling supplies, Diane produces collages, handbound books and wearable art for fine crafts galleries.