Paper Marbling - Intermediate/Advanced Class

  • Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PB121519LE
  • 1


  • $173 + $35 materials fee
  • $133 + $35 materials fee

To register and pay off-line or use a credit in your BARN acccount, 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.

This class has a prerequisite. Please see description.
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This class has a prerequisite. Please see description below.

In this hands on workshop we,
will further explore classical marbling patterns derived from Middle Eastern and European marbling of the  past four centuries including: Moire from Spain; Italian Shell from Italy; and Non-pareil from France. 

In addition to these standard patterns, you will be encouraged to make your own successful  experiments. It is essential, nonetheless, that you understand the basic technique, which throughout all its historical variations has remained the same: paints are made to float on the surface of water, manipulated into designs and then transferred to a sheet of paper. 

Three other techniques will be introduced and then practiced: stenciling and masking; making Tiger's eyes with phosphorous; and antique color mixing. 

There will be a demo by the instructor and then you will get to practice:

  • Overmarbling
  • Masking techniques
  • Gel-get as basis for unique marbling marbling patterns
  • Marbling on cotton fabric
  • Bull’s eye marbling


  • You will create marbled designs on a collection of five papers that include: Rives cotton rag, Tyvek, watercolor paper, deli wrap and rice paper. Finished papers can provide inspiration for book making, collage and/or painting. 
  • You will receive a packet of pre-alum’d paper (15 sheets of varying size).
  • This class has a prerequisite of previous marbling experience. A beginner marbling class is schedule for Sunday, December 1st. Please click here to read more or register.
  • A materials fee of $35 is included in the price of class.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

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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