The Art of Marbling

Heather RJ Fletcher - Minnesota

Tuesday, October 2

8am - 4pm  


Class description: Experience the magic of marbling! In this marbling workshop, learn to make the four basic patterns (stones, moire/waved, git-gel and nonpareil) and a few advanced patterns. Class discussions include the science of marbling, critiques, and troubleshooting. Participants will be able to take their paper ready to use for small bookbinding and other arts and even walls. 

Yes!  You can make your own wallpaper for use on not only walls, but floors, furniture, countertops and more!

Skill level: Open to beginners

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Bio: Five years ago, I was wandering through the craft section at the library; I came across a book about marbling. I instantly fell in love and decided I must do it.
I checked out the book and began experimenting. Through a series of trials and errors (mostly errors). I taught myself how to marble. Not knowing that the best resource for marbling was right in my own neighborhood. 

One day while at the Open Book (a place where organizations and people love everything to do with books converge). I discovered a place called, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, had classes about marbling! I showed up for a class and never looked back. 

Since that fateful day, I've been marbling non-stop. Traveling around the world learning from some of the best in the field and a steady marbling practice. I've been able to build up my craft to be able to teach it to others. (I LOVE teaching marbling!) I teach ages 2 to 102. (I am not kidding about the 102 part). 

I marble on anything I can get my hands on from paper, wood, to fabrics. 

I've dedicated my life to teaching, creating handmade papers, fabrics, and supplies. I hope you find as much joy from my work as I do!

Products Used: Golden Fluid Acrylics, alcohol inks 

Tools: Notebook, pen, apron