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Marbling: Studio Class


One-Day Workshop by Pietro Accardi
Intermediate - should have prior marbling experience

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member Fee: $190
Materials Fee: $25
Note: If students take both Saturday and Sunday workshops they will be able to keep their waterbath, all paints, and workspace for the duration, thereby cutting combined materials fee to $45, instead of $55, for the two days.

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.


For experienced marblers or those who have taken Introduction to Paper Marbling. This class will provide students with all they need to immerse themselves in a full day of marbling. With no lecture period, the day can be fully dedicated to practicing more complex and difficult patterns such as the Moire, Spanish Wave, and Double cables, or exploring the limitless possibilities in spontaneous design, combining color, or wherever the imagination might lead. Pietro will provide metallic paints and a diverse array of different colored and textured papers with which to experiment. Students are also free to bring any materials they might wish to play with. This is a full day of marbling to deepen our practice and knowledge. Though students will be set free to marble at will, Pietro and his wife Vanessa will be available at all times for consultation and help with the practice. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron. Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made at the workshop may not be dry at the end of class.

Pietro Accardi is native to the northwestern Italian city of Turin where his father Gaetano founded and operated “Tipografia Accardi.” In 1950s Italy, it was a state of the art printing press. His youth spent in the press lead him to paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. Pietro moved on from his father’s press to establish “La Legatoria del Sole,” an artisanal and production-oriented bookbindery in Turin. It served Turin's Municipal Archives, public and university libraries. He now teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Nevada Museum of Art, and Castle in the Air in Berkeley, CA. Together with his wife Vanessa he has founded Accardi Book Arts, a book arts studio and bindery.