The BinderyMilwaukee, WI, United States

Marbling 101: Experimental Designs

By The Bindery (other events)

2 Dates Through Jun 04, 2024

Join us for a paper marbling adventure! This class is suitable for total beginners who want to experiment and explore with color, style and technique: results will vary from person to person and sheet to sheet in this fun, casual evening.

Each student will learn the basics of marbling set-up including appropriate bath preparation, paper choice, and ink selection (all provided). We'll then experiment with several bold paper colors and a variety of pigments--with each student preparing and using their own for personalized results!  Students can expect to make a collection of 8 to 10 sheets of beautiful hand-marbled paper ready to be used in their next great project.

(More advanced techniques using professional tools are taught in our follow-up class, Marbling 102: Special Techniques--grab a seat for both now!)

Paper will be wet at the end of this class. Students may either take it home to dry or leave it at The Bindery for staff to dry and professionally flatten. Dry sheets can be picked up during regular business hours.


>> Special Note: participants are encouraged to consider our upcoming masterclass to create a traditional-style full leatherbound book.  The papers produced in this marbling course will be the right size, weight and grain direction to use as decorative endsheets for the final books produced.


Masks are not required at the time of this posting, but are very welcome. This may change by the time of the class, and The Bindery reserves the right to require masks or other safety precautions at any time. Participants will be alerted to any changes prior to the workshop.

*Due to the small nature of classes and the upfront materials costs, The Bindery has a no refunds or exchanges policy. If you cannot make it for some reason, please send a friend in your stead and let us know!

The Bindery

Mailing Address

347 E. Ward Street Milwaukee, WI 53207