Mindful paper marbling



Spend a relaxing, creative, mindful morning or afternoon making your own paper marbled cards and papers learning the meditative art of Suminagashi, the Japanese art of marbling.
Dating back to the 12th Century and directly translated to 'floating ink', this ancient technique with it’s roots in Shintoism uses a richly pigmented sumi ink, and other materials, which is skillfully applied to the surface of water and then manipulated into distinctive patterns. At a chosen point a mono-print is made by transferring the liquid pattern from the surface of the water onto paper or card, capturing a moment in time.
Your tutor, Lisa Ibbetson, is a Brighton based artist and discovered Suminagashi whilst studying at Glasgow School of Art and has been practicing ever since. Having also practiced mindfulness and meditation for over a decade, Lisa has combined the relaxing and hypnotic Japanese technique with the art of mindfulness to create a two hour Mindful Marbling workshop. She takes care to create a peaceful, supportive environment within which people can let go of inhibitions and flow with their own creativity via this beautiful technique. Students leave with a creative mindfulness life skill they can recreate at home along with prints and cards created on the day.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Each participant will go home with unique prints of their own Suminagashi journey and a skill they can replicate at home. This workshop is suitable for people of all abilities as you will be led through the process by artist and facilitator Lisa Ibbetson. Age 13+


Lisa Ibbetson at Mindful Marbling

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Hanover Lofts
8 Finsbury road
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday


2 hours (flexible times to suit)

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