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This class has a prerequisite. Please see description below.
In this hands on workshop we, will further explore classical marbling patterns derived from Middle Eastern and European marbling of the past four centuries including: Moire from Spain; Italian Shell from Italy; and Non-pareil from France.
In addition to these standard patterns, you will be encouraged to make your own successful experiments. It is essential, nonetheless, that you understand the basic technique, which throughout all its historical variations has remained the same: paints are made to float on the surface of water, manipulated into designs and then transferred to a sheet of paper.
Three other techniques will be introduced and then practiced: stenciling and masking; making Tiger's eyes with phosphorous; and antique color mixing.
There will be a demo by the instructor and then you will get to practice:
Len Eisenhood is an educator and artist and is currently showing his marbled papers and collaged paintings at The Island Gallery.