Paper Marbling with Len Eisenhood (An all levels/beginner class)

  • Sunday, December 01, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • BARN Book Arts/Letterpress, Class Code: PB120119LE
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  • $173+ $35 materials fee
  • $133 + $35 materials fee

To register and pay off-line or use a credit in your BARN account, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

Be sure to "Join Waitlist" if this class fills (there is no cost to do so) and we will notify you if a seat opens up or this class gets offered again.
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Please join us in welcoming Len Eisenhood, a master paper marbler, in an exciting and productive workshop.  

In this hands-on workshop, you will become familiar with paper marbling's scaffolding process: paper preparation; mixing and applying paints; combing and over-marbling. You will have a chance to explore the art of paper marbling, and try several different techniques.

Each student will receive:

  • A packet of pre-alum’d paper (15 sheets of varying size). 
  • Demonstration by instructor and execution by students of three traditional marbling patterns (Italian stone, Dutch Gel-get, and Parisian Non-pareil).
  •  Introduction of combing techniques.

The history of marbled arts dates back to the 1500's, when Middle-Eastern artisans established classical designs as background for calligraphy or as borders of pages. In the 17th and 18th centuries the art migrated to Europe, where new marbling designs, unique to each country, were developed. 


  • There will be a $35 supply fee included in the class price.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
  • This class only accommodates 6 students. We advise that you register early for this class as it is sure to fill fast.
  • This is an all-levels class. Open to ages 14 and up.
  • Feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and a microwave for your use.

Instructor Bio:
Len Eisenhood is an educator and artist and is currently showing his marbled papers and collaged paintings at The Island Gallery. 

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