This weekend will be an ideal opportunity for those who live in or can travel to the Huntsville area to learn marbling from Pat K. Thomas, instructor with thirty years of marbling experience. The weekend will begin Friday evening mixing size, paints, alum & preparing a couple pieces of fabric to marble. Saturday, learning historic marbling patterns, variations & even some contemporary adaptations will be scheduled. Saturday evening will provide time for additional marbling. Sunday, will round out the workshop with more paper marbling, fabric marbling, a bonus 3D piece & ideas for what to create with this great stack of marbled papers!
Your chance to marble different types & weights of papers with instruction from Pat K. Thomas. Learn basic, historic patterns & then play with contemporary interpretations. Throw some paint in the tray! All materials provided. Two-hour sessions available.
Part of the popular Hands On Gatlinburg mini-classes throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Craft Community. Marble your own silk scarf with instruction & guidance from Pat K. Thomas. Choose your own colors & pattern. Finish the scarf at home with written directions. All materials provided. One & a half-hour sessions available.
Will participate in this popular event as an exhibitor and sponsor. My booth will feature marbled papers, leather journals, notecards, scarves & new wall art paired with sliced natural stones. You will have the opportunity to marble your own 3D bear right in my booth!
My most popular class! Float colors on thickened water, create beautiful patterns using ancient techniques and print your own designs--- first on paper, and then expand techniques to cotton & silk fabric. By the end of the week you will have made your own tools, marbled stacks of paper & fabric and used your papers for a variety of projects. This class is useful for bookbinders, quilters, collage artists and more--- All levels welcome!
This extended weekend workshop will focus on printing surfaces for marbling that are not the usual: leather, specialty papers such as YUPO, Kraft.Tex, Texoprint, 3D wood & bisque, and rigid paper mache’ forms. Anyone interested in color & pattern will be able to marble pieces to use in mixed, media, bookbinding, collage. Wood-turners will have the opportunity to marble their pieces in 3D tanks.
Marbling Alternative Surfaces
Arrowmont School of Arats & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
This fast-paced class will cover a variety of marbling techniques on paper. Friday evening will begin with suminagashi--- the earliest marbling done on water with inks. Saturday will cover the basic historic patterns & expand into contemporary interpretations. The beautiful Turkish floral ebru will also be explored.