Classes We Offer

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.
Offered as:
  • Weekend Intensive
  • 4 Week
  • Morning Series
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.
Offered as:
  • Weekend Intensive
  • 4 Week
  • Morning Series