Developing Contemporary Marbling Patterns

with Sally Power
Saturday, March 18; 10am–4pm CT

Marbling is a very old art form and it is constantly evolving! Most marbling workshops at MCBA focus on traditional and popular patterns from the 1980s and 1990s, but no one knows exactly when these patterns were first developed. Recently, marbling artists started developing patterns inspired by new comb designs. This new, in-person workshop will introduce patterns based on new combs, as well as well-known marbling artists such as Antonio Vélez Celemín, Chena River Marblers, and Cockerell papers. While learning how others have developed new patterns, participants may practice developing their own new patterns. Participants will come away with their own papers to use as end papers or in other ways. 

Participation in Introduction to Marbling and Paper Marbling: Patterns 1 are required to register for this workshop.

Experience required
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B, C, or D

$130/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 materials fee
$65 for scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 materials fee
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the “Adult” rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

Masks are strongly recommended for program participants working close to others in MCBA’s studios. See our COVID Safety Guidelines for more information.

Please note: Registration closes 3/13 at midnight (CT).