Marbling Workshops – The Art of Marbling

Hello to all my fans who are interested in learning how to marble!
This autumn I am offering 3 courses.
In the area of Staufen im Breisgau (https://goo.gl/maps/Qz25qpZvkVx) there are many museums to visit which have something to do with fabric printing and dyeing.
If you know exactly when you can come here, I can give you lots of information about excursions and sightseeing.
If you are interested please contact me by email.

THE ART OF MARBLING – BASIC COURSE (2 DAYS)

Course 4: 13 and 14 September 2019
Course 5: 27 and 28 September 2019 (
Course 6: October 4 and 5, 2019

These courses teach the basic techniques of marbling and offer time and space for independent work.

Number of participants: min. 4, max. 5
Tuition fee: €195 incl. material and VAT.
Schedule: Friday and Saturday, 11:00-16:00 hrs each
Enrolments are now possible!
By email please to Barbara Kelnhofer: abkelnhofer@gmail.com

Venue: Atelier in the ‚Old Oil Mill‘. Staufen i. Br., Germany

Contents / Basic Course:
During this course you will learn how to produce coloured paper using traditional marbling techniques. A typical marble paper is made by applying liquid colours to a marble base. A wide spectrum of patterns can be obtained by colouring, depth of colour and the arrangement. When a paper is applied, the pattern is transferred once from the surface to the paper.

Day 1:
* Introduction of the technique. A short introduction to the history of marbling and Ebru art.
*Acquaintance and handling of material and tool: „Voices of colours“
*First Practical Work
*Individual practice of the marbling process
* Creation of different patterns: comb marble, wave marble, ‚flame-tree-pattern‘, stone marble, snail pattern, peacock pattern
*Surfacing (waxing, smoothing)
*Bookbinding Tips

This course is suitable for beginners and advanced students to practice.
All materials are provided. You can bring more valuable papers and fabrics.

Neues aus der Werkstatt: Best of Marbled Linen-Fabric

Mein aktuelles Projekt: das Marmorieren von traditionellen Mustern auf altem Leinenstoff. Noch bin ich in der Experimentierphase, aber die ersten Ergebnisse sind vielversprechend.

My new project: marbling on 20th Century german vintage Linen: the colours come out really bright!

Marbled Linen-Cloth

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Posted by Barbara Kelnhofer on Friday, 10 November 2017