Alternative Marbling:

Building a Personal Methodology and Vocabulary

Experience the “oh wow” moments when the paint attaches to the cloth, freezing exotic imagery that is reminiscent of microscopic views of cells, geological forms, and cosmic observations.  This class offers a fresh approach to the age-old tradition of floating paint on water and transferring the image to paper or cloth.  This class focuses on the principles of surface tension and how to float color, understanding the relationship between the different surfactants to aid floating color, how to mix color, and many pattern manipulation techniques.  Each day we will build on the previous days’ work.  You don’t want to miss this engaging, fun, and satisfying experience.


Facility needs:

Running water

Sink or two or three, with good drainage

Natural light

Space to hang 200-300 feet of clothes line (outside and out of the sun is just fine as long as it’s not raining)

4’x6’ table space per person

protect work space (floors and tables) if this is a concern

Length of class:

1 day to 2 weeks, and best as a 2 or more day class

Material Fee:

around $60 depending on length of class

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