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Learn the art of paper marbling

Learn the art of paper marbling

Duration:3.5 hours total
Includes:Food and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

I am one of the last professional paper marblers left in the UK and am on a mission to breathe new life into this critically endangered craft. I use fresh, contemporary colours & techniques in my marbling and know the tricks to get the brightest, deepest tones. I started Marmor Paperie with an aim to make marbling accessible to more people and was awarded the Cockpit Arts/Arts Society Award in…
Lucy
Lucy
Lucy
Lucy

What we’ll do

In this fast-paced half-day workshop, you'll be guided through a full introduction to the endangered craft of marbling by professional marbler Lucy McGrath. We start with a brief background of marbling's history and uses, illustrated with genuine vintage marbled books, then moving onto the practical stuff with a demo on how to mix mordant and prepare paper. Then it's straight onto marbling, with…

What else you should know

You don't need to have any experience or ability with art or painting to enjoy marbling - it's a completely unique experience that is more about letting the water make patterns - it's very addictive!

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Hot drinks and snacks Tea, coffee, juice and a selection of bisuits will be provided
Equipment
Marbling tools & aprons

What to bring

Old clothes & shoes

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Where you'll be

Cockpit Arts is a craft incubator, the only one of its kind in the UK. It offers dedicated studio spaces for craftspeople, which you'll be able to glimpse as we walk through the building. There's a fantastic variety of crafts housed here, including weaving, wood turning, ceramics & metalwork. Based in vibrant Deptford, there's plenty of places to enjoy lunch in after the workshop, including charming cafes, vegan bistros and a craft beer taproom.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

You don't need to have any experience or ability with art or painting to enjoy marbling - it's a completely unique experience that is more about letting the water make patterns - it's very addictive!
Lucy
art class
Learn the art of paper marbling
35 reviews
£60 per person
35 reviews
£60 per person