Feather River Art Camp
Jun
10
to Jun 17

Feather River Art Camp

… the OPPORTUNITY to do what you love for a solid week without interruption

http://www.featherriverartcamp.com/

 

Marbling Paper and Fabric   ~  with Pietro Accardi

Experience the magic of marbling!

During this week students will gain an in-depth understanding of European marbling.
The beginning of the week will involve hands on experience of all aspects of Western marbling techniques from paper priming, preparatory mixing of water medium and paints; to the creation of classical and spontaneous patterns.

Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain particular designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructor and will create a sampling of papers they’ve marbled themselves.

In the second half of the week students will deepen their marbling skills with the introduction of marbling on fabric, as well as creating new and more complex patterns such as the Moire’ and Spanish Wave. The main focus will be marbling fabric to create book cloth, which can be used for covering decorative boxes as well.

If desired, each student can expand into the realm of utilizing their newly created book and box cloth to bind their own blank journal and/or create their own decorative 2-drawer or clamshell box.

Materials

All materials will be provided by the instructor. These include paper, fabric, a book, box, and all the materials and parafernalia for Marbling. Primer, paints,carrageenan etc….. is all included in this fee. If the students have their own special paper or fabric that they wish to marble, they are free to bring it along.

They need to bring only an apron.

A material fee of $70 will be payable on Monday morning when the class first meets.

 

The camp is located approx. 225 miles north-east of Oakland in the Sierra foothills at an elevation of 3400’ off of Highway 70. The town of Quincy on Highway 89 is 5 miles away.

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Paper Marbling Lab
Apr
28
9:30 AM09:30

Paper Marbling Lab

Paper Marbling Lab is designed to give students more time to perfect the techniques learned in Introduction to Western Paper Marbling and to explore advanced patterns. Professional marbler Pietro Accardi will be on hand to coach students as they create personalized batches of decorative paper to take home.

The instructor will provide marbling trays; drying racks; papers from standard white to black, brown, and other colors; carrageenan; combs; and pigments including gold, silver, and other metallics. Students will be able to practice each step of marbling from prepping the water to creating patterns and applying them to papers, and will also have a chance to learn more advanced marbling patterns. This workshop is ideal for students looking to enhance their skills and also students without the space for a marbling set up at home. 

Students who have taken Introduction to Fabric Marbling are also welcome in this workshop. 

*Please note that marbling is a wet process and papers made in the workshop may not be dry at the end of class. Students may return to SFCB after the workshop to retrieve any papers left to dry at the end of the day.  

Materials to Bring: None.

Optional: Students can bring their own paper but it must be primed and flattened at least 2-3 days before the workshop. Students wishing to bring their own paper should contact SFCB after registration for details. students with fabric marbling knowledge may bring their own fabric to marble. 

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Western Paper Marbling or Introduction to Fabric Marbling.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Saturday, April 28, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.

About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi

Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“It was fun! I learned a lot and left with a wonderful collection of marbled papers for future projects.” 

“The instructor was super helpful and patient.”

"The logistics and flow of the course was very well thought through and worked extremely well.. the excellence of SFCB facility was the finishing touch a great workshop.”

 

“Great instruction by a Master marbler.”

Workshop Fee

$ 190.00

Register Now

Location:

375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States

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Decorative Box Making :: Box with Drawers
Apr
28
9:30 AM09:30

Decorative Box Making :: Box with Drawers

Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction. Students will create a box with three drawers. By mastering the basic template for this box model, students will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing their bookbinding skills. The instructor will bring a sample collection of boxes for discussion of aesthetics and design to be used throughout the workshop.

Materials to Bring: Optional: Marbled or decorative paper.

Workshop Fee (includes $20 materials fee): $185.00

Date & Time: Sunday, April 29, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.

About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi

Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“The best part of the workshop was Pietro. He is a great teacher. Not only did he demonstrate the process thoroughly, he also spent one-on-one time with each student. He was well prepared, pleasant and funny.”

“Pietro was really well prepared and taught in a patient and light-hearted way. He had lots of nice paper available and set a nice tone for the class.”

“I will definitely try to take more classes with Pietro.”

Workshop Fee

$ 185.00

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Location:

375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States

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Textile Marbling
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Textile Marbling

This class is nearly full. Please call to check availability: 510.204.9801.

This extension of Pietro’s basic marbling class allows you to take your marbling skills to the next level as you learn to marble onto fabric. Marbleized fabric can be used to make your own cloth for covering books, as well as textiles for a multitude of uses—see the sumptuous marbleized scarves made by Pietro currently for sale at Castle in the Air. This workshop is a great addition for the experienced marbler, but is also suitable for novices. You will finish the class with detailed knowledge of materials and processes, as well as a stack of marbled fabric. Please note that marbling is a wet process. Fabric marbled in class may not be dry by the end of the day. If this is the case, Castle in the Air will carefully hold your pieces until they are dry for pickup later.

$145; includes all materials
Instructor: Pietro Accardi — Limit: 6 students
March 25, Sunday, 11am–6pm (Studio 1)

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Introduction to Paper Marbling
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Paper Marbling

March 24 - Introduction to Paper Marbling

135.00

In this introductory class, you’ll gain an understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European paper marbling. A professional artisan formerly of Turin, Italy, Pietro will give you hands-on experience in all aspects of Western marbling techniques, from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints to the creation of classical patterns. Specific attention will be given to achieving particular designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. You will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from Pietro, and you will leave with a sampling of papers that you have marbled yourself. Please note that paper marbling is a wet process. Papers made in the workshop may not be dry at the end of class. If this is the case, Castle in the Air will carefully hold your papers until they are dry for pickup later.

Fee: $135; includes all materials
Instructor: Pietro Accardi — Limit: 6 students
March 24, Saturday, 10am–5pm (Studio 1)

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

In this inroductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of Western marbling techniques from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classical patterns. Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain particular designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructor and will leave with a sampling of papers they've marbled themselves.  

*Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made in the workshop may not be dry at the end of class. Students may return to SFCB after the workshop to retrieve any papers left to dry at the of the day. 

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Saturday, March 10, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.

About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi

Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“Wonderful opportunity to experiment.”

“Great teacher, makes it fun.”

“Loved it all.”

“I loved being immersed in this art form. I was worn out and in a spin at the end, and completely happy.”

“Absolutely delightful.”

Workshop Fee

$ 190.00

Register Now

Location:

375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States

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Paper Marbling Lab
Feb
4
9:30 AM09:30

Paper Marbling Lab

Paper Marbling Lab is designed to give students more time to perfect the techniques learned in Introduction to Western Paper Marbling and to explore advanced patterns. Professional marbler Pietro Accardi will be on hand to coach students as they create personalized batches of decorative paper to take home.

The instructor will provide marbling trays; drying racks; papers from standard white to black, brown, and other colors; carrageenan; combs; and pigments including gold, silver, and other metallics. Students will be able to practice each step of marbling from prepping the water to creating patterns and applying them to papers, and will also have a chance to learn more advanced marbling patterns. This workshop is ideal for students looking to enhance their skills and also students without the space for a marbling set up at home.

Students who have taken Introduction to Fabric Marbling are also welcome in this workshop. 

*Please note that marbling is a wet process and papers made in the workshop may not be dry at the end of class. Students may return to SFCB after the workshop to retrieve any papers left to dry at the end of the day.  

Materials to Bring: None.

Optional: Students can bring their own paper but it must be primed and flattened at least 2-3 days before the workshop. Students wishing to bring their own paper should contact SFCB after registration for details. Students with fabric marbling knowledge may bring their own fabric to marble. 

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Western Paper Marbling or Introduction to Fabric Marbling.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Sunday, February 4, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.

About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi

Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“Wonderful opportunity to experiment.”

“Hands on and small class size. Easy to interact with other students and instructor.”

"The logistics and flow of the course was very well thought through and worked extremely well.. the excellence of SFCB facility was the finishing touch a great workshop.”

Workshop Fee

$ 190.00

Register Now

Location:

375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States

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Decorative Box Making :: Hatch-Top Box
Feb
3
9:30 AM09:30

Decorative Box Making :: Hatch-Top Box

  • San Francisco Center for the Book (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Handmade boxes are not only lovely, they are also quite useful and can be used to store a range of objects, not just books. Using hard board or masonite and marbled fabric, the instructor will walk students through the basics of creating decorative boxes. Expanding on these primary box building skills, students will learn about more complex functions by adding a hatch-top and bottom drawer. This particular structure also features rounded corners giving a pleasing twist to the standard pointed corner. Everyone will leave with a multi-purpose box that is ready to use!

With it’s rounded corners, top compartment under the hatch lid, and fabric covering, students will find this workshop is a wonderful companion to Decorative Box Making :: Box with Drawers. 

Materials to Bring: Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: utility knife, glue brush.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Saturday, February 3, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.

About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi

Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“Wonderful experience and totally loved the class.”

“He was an excellent instructor.”

“Pietro was very friendly. He seemed knowledgeable and was very helpful in class.”

“Pietro is a fine instructor giving his students personal attention when needed, and giving very good instructions."

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Introduction to Fabric Marbling
Jan
21
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Fabric Marbling

Building on the skills learned in Introduction to Western Paper Marbling, this workshop will take students through the techniques needed to marble on fabric.

Students will begin the day by advancing upon their marbling skills with the introduction of marbling on fabric. With the instructor's guidance, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth, and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. At the end of the day, the instructor will demonstrate how to prepare dry pieces of marbled cloth for use in bookbinding. Students will leave with their own stack of 15 marbled fabric pieces.

This workshop is also open to beginners.

*Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made in the workshop may not be dry at the end of class. Students may return to SFCB after the workshop to retrieve any papers left to dry at the of the day.  

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $35 materials fee): $200.00

Date & Time: Sunday, January 21, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.

About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi

Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“Great instruction by a Master marbler.”

“Superb class, great instructor.”

“First rate!”

 “All-round good class."

Workshop Fee

$ 200.00

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

  • San Francisco Center for the Book (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

n this inroductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of Western marbling techniques from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classical patterns. Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain particular designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructor and will leave with a sampling of papers they've marbled themselves.  

*Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made in the workshop may not be dry at the end of class. Students may return to SFCB after the workshop to retrieve any papers left to dry at the of the day. 

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Saturday, January 20, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.

About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi

Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“Wonderful opportunity to experiment.”

“Great teacher, makes it fun . Very fun and layed back.”

“Loved it all.”

“I loved being immersed in this art form. I was worn out and in a spin at the end, and completely happy.”

“Absolutely delightful.”

Workshop Fee

$ 190.00

Register Now

Location:

375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States

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European Marbling on Fabric and Binding in the Northern Italian Tradition
Dec
6
to Dec 7

European Marbling on Fabric and Binding in the Northern Italian Tradition

This two-day workshop will take students through Western marbling techniques on fabric and then constructing a book wrapped in their own marbled cloth. Students will begin on the first day the introduction of marbling on fabric. With the instructors, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The primary focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth. Techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. On day two, using the marbled fabric they created, students will create book cloth to use on the cover of the book they will bind. The instructor will teach his unique binding style based on methods used in contemporary Northern Italy. Each student will leave with a handbound book covered in fabric they patterned and marbled. 

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Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair 2017
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair 2017

  • San Francisco Center for the Book (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Date :: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time :: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Location :: San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA

Admission :: Admission is free! 

Pietro and Vanessa will be demonstrating live marbling at this fabulous event!

Refreshingly unique among holiday fair events, San Francisco Center for the Book's HOLIDAY BOOK ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR features a rich assortment of locally handcrafted, functional and decorative crafts that are perfect for gift giving, and a spectacular variety of letterpress books, zines, handbound journals, unique artists' books, calendars, holiday cards, greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, paper arts, original prints, ornaments, jewelry, textiles, and other delightful crafty surprises!

Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival linocuts, Small Plates books, San Francisco Center for the Book exhibition catalogs, shop aprons, Roadworks T-shirts, mugs and wine glasses, and gift certificates available in any denomination will also be available at the Fair. 

Join us at the Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair for refreshments, door prizes, music, merriment and more!

Vendors

Vendor applications closed in early November. All vendor spaces are full.

A Way Home :: Accardi Book Arts(link is external) :: Book Island Bindery(link is external) :: Bryan Kring(link is external) :: Cloudship Creative(link is external) :: Coffee n Cream Press(link is external) :: Dandy Lion Press(link is external) :: Divine Jelly(link is external) :: Fly By Night Gifts :: GinaVisione(link is external) :: Kit Davey, Found Object Art(link is external) :: Littoral Press(link is external) :: Mano Con Ojo(link is external) :: Manticore Press(link is external) :: neon sprinkles studio(link is external) :: Object Found(link is external) :: Out West Bindery(link is external) :: PHIOSUWAN(link is external) :: Pickypockets Press(link is external) :: Raes of Sun(link is external) :: Re/Search(link is external) :: Rik Olson Printmaker(link is external) ::roughdrAftbooks(link is external) :: S&M Press(link is external) :: Silverhand Books(link is external) :: Twenty Stitches(link is external) :: Your Friend Irene

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BOX MAKING: THE CLAMSHELL BOX
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

BOX MAKING: THE CLAMSHELL BOX

Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction. Using hard binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a functional and decorative box with an elegant Clamshell closure. By mastering the basic template for these box models, students will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing their bookbinding skills. The instructor will bring many beautiful, one of a kind marbled fabrics and paper from which to choose to cover your unique box.

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Paper Marbling Lab
Nov
12
9:30 AM09:30

Paper Marbling Lab

  • San Francisco Center for the Book (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Paper Marbling Lab is designed to give students more time to perfect the techniques learned in Introduction to Western Paper Marbling and to explore advanced patterns. Professional marbler Pietro Accardi will be on hand to coach students as they create personalized batches of decorative paper to take home.

The instructor will provide marbling trays; drying racks; papers from standard white to black, brown, and other colors; carrageenan; combs; and pigments including gold, silver, and other metallics. Students will be able to practice each step of marbling from prepping the water to creating patterns and applying them to papers, and will also have a chance to learn more advanced marbling patterns. This workshop is ideal for students looking to enhance their skills and also students without the space for a marbling set up at home.

Students who have taken Introduction to Fabric Marbling are also welcome in this workshop. 

*Please note that marbling is a wet process and papers made in the workshop may not be dry at the end of class. Students may return to SFCB after the workshop to retrieve any papers left to dry at the end of the day.  

Materials to Bring: None.

Optional: Students can bring their own paper but it must be primed and flattened at least 2-3 days before the workshop. Students wishing to bring their own paper should contact SFCB after registration for details. students with fabric marbling knowledge may bring their own fabric to marble. 

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Western Paper Marbling or Introduction to Fabric Marbling.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $190.00

Date & Time: Sunday, November 12, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Nov
11
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

  • San Francisco Center For the Book (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this inroductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of Western marbling techniques from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classical patterns. Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain particular designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructor and will leave with a sampling of papers they've marbled themselves.  

*Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made in the workshop may not be dry at the end of class. Students may return to SFCB after the workshop to retrieve any papers left to dry at the of the day. 

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $190.00

Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.

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Textile Marbling
Sep
24
9:30 AM09:30

Textile Marbling

  • San Francisco Center for the book (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Building on the skills learned in Introduction to Western Paper Marbling, this workshop will take students through the techniques needed to marble on fabric.

Students will begin the day by advancing upon their marbling skills with the introduction of marbling on fabric. With the instructor's guidance, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth, and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. At the end of the day, the instructor will demonstrate how to prepare dry pieces of marbled cloth for use in bookbinding. Students will leave with their own stack of 15 marbled fabric pieces.

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Sep
23
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

  • San Francisco Center for the Book (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this inroductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of Western marbling techniques from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classical patterns. Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain particular designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructor and will leave with a sampling of papers they've marbled themselves.  

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Textile Marbling
Sep
16
10:30 AM10:30

Textile Marbling

This extension of Pietro’s basic marbling class allows students to take their marbling skills to the next level as they learn to marble onto fabric. Marbleized fabric can be used to make your own cloth for covering books, as well as textiles for a multitude of uses—see the sumptuous marbleized scarves made by Pietro currently for sale at Castle in the Air. This workshop is a great addition for the experienced marbler, but is also suitable for novices. You will finish the class with detailed knowledge of materials and processes, as well as a stack of marbled fabric. Please note that marbling is a wet process. Fabric marbled in class may not be dry by the end of the day. If this is the case, Castle in the Air will carefully hold your pieces until they are dry for pickup later.

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INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILE MARBLING
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILE MARBLING

This extension of our popular Introduction to Paper Marbling workshop will help students take their marbling skills to the next level as they learn to marble on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes.

Students will begin the day by working on marbling skills with the introduction of marbling on fabric. With the instructor's guidance, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth, and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. At the end of the day, the instructor will demonstrate how to prepare pieces of marbled cloth for use in bookbinding. Students will leave with their own stack of 15 marbled fabric pieces.

This workshop is open to beginners and will build on the skills learned in Introduction to Paper Marbling for returning students. All materials provided with registration.

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Aug
5
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

In this inroductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of Western marbling techniques from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classical patterns. Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain particular designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructor and will leave with a sampling of papers they've marbled themselves.  

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BOX MAKING: THE CLAMSHELL AND TWO DRAWER BOX
Jul
29
to Jul 30

BOX MAKING: THE CLAMSHELL AND TWO DRAWER BOX

Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction. Using hard binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a functional and decorative box with two drawers, as well as an elegant Clamshell. By mastering the basic template for these box models, students will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing their bookbinding skills. The instructor will bring many beautiful, one of a kind marbled fabrics and paper from which to choose to cover your unique box.

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Introduction to Fabric Marbling
Jul
9
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Fabric Marbling

Building on the skills learned in Introduction to Western Paper Marbling, this workshop will take students through the techniques needed to marble on fabric.

Students will begin the day by advancing upon their marbling skills with the introduction of marbling on fabric. With the instructor's guidance, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth, and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. At the end of the day, the instructor will demonstrate how to prepare dry pieces of marbled cloth for use in bookbinding. Students will leave with their own stack of 15 marbled fabric pieces.

This workshop is also open to beginners.

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Jul
8
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

In this inroductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of Western marbling techniques from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classical patterns. Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain particular designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructor and will leave with a sampling of papers they've marbled themselves.  

*Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made in the workshop may not be dry at the end of class. Students may return to SFCB after the workshop to retrieve any papers left to dry at the of the day.

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European Marbling on Fabric and Binding in the Northern Italian Tradition
Jun
24
to Jun 25

European Marbling on Fabric and Binding in the Northern Italian Tradition

 

Class held at the Focus on Book Arts Biennial Conference!

Building upon the skills learned in Introduction to Western Paper Marbling and incorporating basic bookbinding techniques, this two-day workshop will take students through marbling on fabric and then constructing a book wrapped in their own marbled cloth.

 

Students will begin on the first day advancing upon the skill taught in Introduction to Western Paper Mabling with the introduction of marbling on fabric. With the instructor they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth,  and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed.


On day two, using the marbled fabric they created, students will create book cloth to use on the cover of the book they will bind. The instructor will teach his unique binding style based on methods used in contemporary Northern Italy. Each student will leave with a handbound book covered in fabric they patterned and marbled.

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