(Please register by 6/21/19)
$55.00 per person (plus tax)
Utilizing modern, eco-friendly and upcycled materials, we bring the beautiful, ancient art of water marbling to the 21st century. Each student will be making their own one-of-a-kind handmade water-marbled silk scarf. Each student applies acrylic paint to the special water bath, floating the colors in our custom-built water marbling trays, then uses marbling combs, rakes, or stylus to create the design to their liking. It is a true "WOW" moment when the finished scarf is held up for all to see! No experience necessary. This workshop is intended for all skill levels – from the beginner to the intermediate creative.
• Enjoy a brief intro to the ancient art of water marbling, as well as an entertaining demonstration
• Choose your own colors from approximately 35 different hues (we recommend 2-8 colors)
• Apply drops of paint to the surface of water in a six-foot long tray
• If desired, swirl the paints using various rakes, combs, or stylus to create bold or intricate designs
• The finished design is transferred to a 100% silk scarf
• Rinse the scarf in water to remove excess paint
• Show off your finished design for all to see!
• Take your scarf home to hang dry and iron. After that, it is WASHABLE and will not fade in the sun
• Wear your art as a scarf, sash, or hat band; or
• Use it as a table runner, window hanging, or wall art
Today, marbling is going strong with hundreds of master artists around the world who explore and revitalize the traditional methods, bringing new ideas to this wonderful form of expression. Marbled paper is still made today, and the method is now applied to fabric and three-dimensional surfaces, as well as paper. Aside from continued traditional applications, artists now explore using the method as a kind of painting technique, and as an element in collage. A more modern term for the art is "hydro dipping," and is often done by printing a design on a gel, laying the gel sheet on the surface of water, misting water over the gel to fully hydrate the inks, and then dipping the object into the now-liquid inks floating on the surface. In the last few decades, marbling has been the subject of international symposia and museum exhibitions. An active international group can be found on Yahoo! Groups, as well as the Society of Marbling, an organization of practicing marblers.
Workshop presented by Lavender Marketplace Workshops.
To register for this workshop, please call Customer Service at (626)449-5320. (Please register by 6/21/19)