An Introduction to Paper Marbling

Duration: 2 days

Price: £220

Run by: Sheila Gates
at The Studio at Burlingham Hall

01603 270455

10 The Green
North Burlingham
NR13 4SZ

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About the Course

This is a specialist workshop for all levels of interest.
The Tutor for this workshop is internationally known expert Victoria Hall. Victoria has over 30 years experience and knowledge of her subject. She is a fantastic teacher who demonstrates a range of techniques in a sequential way to allow participants to build a stunning portfolio of quite amazing papers. Each participant leaves with the knowledge and skills to make more.

We have run this workshop many times in previous years and the outcomes and feedback have been exceptional. Marbled papers appeal to all ages & can be made in many different ways using more or less complex methods. This course will provide an easy introduction to traditional style marbling using gouache & watercolour paints floated on carragheenan (which Victoria will prepare in advance). Participants will be able to make many familiar marbled paper patterns on the first day including stone, curl & comb designs, with further possibilities & the opportunity to explore their own ideas on the second day. You will have a large selection of papers to take away ready for use in bookbinding, card making, etc.

Marbled papers have been used for centuries to cover books & objects. The course will include a comprehensive introduction to the history of marbling & will be well illustrated with original handling material.

Victoria Hall began making decorated papers professionally in 1989 from a studio based in Norwich, Norfolk having attained a degree in the History of Art & Architecture at the University of East Anglia. She has particular expertise in replicating historic marbled & paste papers used for restoration work, although she also loves creating new designs, including unique, richly-coloured contemporary paste papers. She enjoys making papers to commission for specific projects whether old or new & recently completed 700 matching marbled papers for ‘The Highgrove Florilegium’. From suminagashi papers to marbled flowers, her range is particularly extensive & continually developing.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This is a two day workshop with a home made lunch (including home made bread and cake) and refreshments throughout the two days, included within the price.
All materials are supplied but there is an additional fee of approx £25, payable at the end of the workshop. There will be additional materials and papers available for purchase also.

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