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Paper Marbling

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Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: All Levels

Other prerequisites: none

Maximum number of students: 12

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $22

This class is full. A waitlist is available.

January 14th will involve hands on experience of all aspects of western marbling technique from the priming of paper to the preparatory mixing of water medium and paint, to the creation of classical and spontaneous patterns. Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain classical designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructors and will create a sampling of 15 sheets of paper.

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Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“He's an amazing teacher.”

“Fun to learn something new with no pressure to produce "perfect" art.”

“Pietro made the class fun and non-judgmental.”

“Pietro is very inclusive, great eye contact and has a relaxed manner that keeps the class fun.”

“The instructor was great!”

Earlier Event: December 6
Cutting Text and Making Stories
Later Event: January 31
Cascading Miniature Book Necklace