Workshop Title: Paper Marbling Projects
Date & Time: Sunday, August 30, 2015 – 10am to 4pm New Date!!!
Location: Canton, MA
Limited to 5 students
Tuition: $155 includes all materials, technique handouts, handmade tools, and lunch
Our marbling experiments will begin with a basic overview of “proper” Turkish paper marbling, called “Ebru”. Students will have access to a variety of fresh, new marbling trays, as well as, aged marbling size, and even contaminated mixtures with unique and unpredictable outcomes. Learning the “rules” and breaking them, that’s what this workshop will encourage. Your floating designs may be free-form, combed, blown, or perhaps a mixture. Having several print surfaces evolving at the same time can fill in the down time between dropping the colors and the liquid flow, drift, and crackling. I find the transformations to be hypnotic. The surface design changes quite rapidly. It’s lead me to “jump media” with it into photography. (My first photo time-lapse images have been promising, but that’s another story!)
Spend the morning learning the process or jump right in, if you’re familiar with the materials. This workshop is structured to be an introduction for beginners or an open studio for intermediate or advanced students. Fostering an open, relaxed environment where all levels of artists can learn and share ideas, producing beautiful papers, and expanding your art practice; that’s what it’s all about.
Each participant will have their own vats in for printing. Custom acrylic color and paper and printable choices available. Canson Ingres, Texoprint paper, Masa paper, and a wide variety of low relief objects (thin, flat kraft paper and unfinished wood forms, bags, notecards and boxes). You’ll leave with a stack of papers, some unique paper/wood items, and strategies for your own studio.
The morning will begin with fresh brewed coffee and home-baked goodies at 9:45am, and we’ll break for a fresh, vegetarian lunch with homemade soup, salad and sandwiches.
Open to everyone ages 18 & up, all media and skill levels.
It’s a messy business, so please dress accordingly!
To see additional paper marbling images, check out the marbling gallery on the Hajosy Arts Facebook page.