Fabric Marbling

Once one of our younger students described marbling as "magic fighting magic". That's pretty much how we feel about this magical technique. In this two-day workshop students will learn the fundamentals of marbling on fabric, including materials selection, how to prepare a marbling vat, and the best pigments to use for lasting patterns. We’ll spend one session learning the secrets of Japanese suminagashi, and the second session getting colorful with Western-style pattern making.

 

Fabric Marbling is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Suminagashi

Suminagashi is the Japanese art of marbling by floating ink on the surface of water. In this class, students learn the basics of this centuries-old monoprint technique, including the tools and materials it requires and the ideology shaping suminagashi practice up to the present. Students will develop a suite of patterns on paper and fabric using the natural forces of wind, vibration, and chemical interaction, and leave with the skills to continue exploring on their own.

 

Suminagashi is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.