Marbled Clamshell Box
Oct
18
11:00 AM11:00

Marbled Clamshell Box

Handmade boxes are not only lovely objects, but can also house and protect a vast array of objects. Pietro Accardi—a master artisan in the making of books and boxes, as well as the marbling of paper and cloth—will take you through the steps necessary for crafting your own clamshell box covered in marbleized book cloth. The clamshell is considered perhaps the most elegant of box structures, and learning to construct it provides you with a strong foundation for future box-making and bookbinding projects. Pietro will supply you with materials for your project, including pre-cut hard binders’ board and an array of one-of-a-kind covering papers he has marbled by hand. This class will add an excellent set of skills and knowledge to any crafter’s repertoire.

Fee: $175; includes all materials
Instructor: Pietro Accardi — Limit: 8 students
October 18, Thursday, 11am–5pm (Studio 1)

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Introduction to Paper Marbling
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Paper Marbling

This class is sold out. To be placed on the waiting list, please call 510.204.9801.

Pietro Accardi’s introduction to the art of marbling workshop will provide you with an understanding of the history, styles, tools, and techniques of this classical European art form. The morning discussion will cover all the foundational elements of marbling practice: acquisition and proper use of the supplies including carrageenan, primer, paints, trays, rakes, combs, and more. During the discussion, you’ll also be engaged in the preparatory mixing of the water marbling medium using your own tray and assortment of tools. Pietro will then demonstrate how marbling is done, with helpful instruction on applying paints to the water medium and dealing with known and unknown variables. You’ll learn how to create classical and basic marbling patterns, as well as spontaneous designs, using a diverse array of rakes and combs. After a break for lunch, you will have ample time for your own practice and experimentation with personal guidance from Pietro and as much primed paper as you need. You can expect to finish with 15 to 25 marbled sheets you’ve made yourself. Any pieces that aren’t dry by the end of class can be held at Castle in the Air for pickup later.

Fee: $175; includes all materials
Instructor: Pietro Accardi — Limit: 6 students
Session B: October 19, Friday, 11am–5pm (Studio 1)

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Textile Marbling
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Textile Marbling

A single space has opened up in this class. Please call to sign up: 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.

Fee: $185; includes all materials
Instructor: Pietro Accardi — Limit: 6 students
Session B: October 20, Saturday, 11am–5pm (Studio 1)

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

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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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Paper Marbling Lab
Nov
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. 

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Articulated Binding
Dec
2
9:30 AM09:30

Articulated Binding

An indestructible cover: inspired by Italy’s 1970’s solution to broken Yellow Pages bindings in public phone booths; this 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break! This binding style offers visual and tactile delight, employing strips of articulated hard board covered with marbled fabric. In this workshop, the instructor will guide students through the art of this rare binding technique. Students will create an articulated blank journal that can beautifully withstand the ravages of time. 

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Introduction to Paper Marbling
Jan
5
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Paper Marbling

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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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Introduction to Fabric Marbling
Jan
6
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 Textile Marbling
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Textile Marbling

Class Fee: (non-refundable) 

TSGSD members: $85.00 per person 

Non-members: $115.00 per person

 

Material Fees: $35.00 pay in class.

Available Space: Spaces are limited, register now!

 

Description: During the morning session we will discuss techniques and tips needed to successfully marble on fabric, choosing the best fabric for Marbling, and how to prepare it for the process while preparing our water baths for the afternoon session. Classical patterns will be demonstrated and attention will be given to important nuances in the practice. The main focus will be marbling on Fabric to create patterns that suit textile projects. During the afternoon of guided and personal practice, students will create their own stack of 12-15 marbled fabric pieces. Paper will also be provided for those who wish to practice.

Textile Marbling

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Textile Marbling
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Textile Marbling

Class Fee: (non-refundable)

TSGSD members: $85.00 per person 

Non-members: $115.00 per person

 

Material Fees: $35.00 pay in class.

Available Space: Spaces are limited, register now!

 

Description: During the morning session we will discuss techniques and tips needed to successfully marble on fabric, choosing the best fabric for Marbling, and how to prepare it for the process while preparing our water baths for the afternoon session. Classical patterns will be demonstrated and attention will be given to important nuances in the practice. The main focus will be marbling on Fabric to create patterns that suit textile projects. During the afternoon of guided and personal practice, students will create their own stack of 12-15 marbled fabric pieces. Paper will also be provided for those who wish to practice.

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Paper Marbling
Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Paper Marbling

This introduction to the art of marbling will provide students with an understanding of the history, styles, tools and techniques of classical European marbling. Morning discussion will cover all the foundational elements of marbling practice, including acquisition and proper use of the supplies including carrageenan, primer, paints, trays, rakes, combs, etc. During the discussion students will also be engaged in the preparatory mixing of the water medium in their own tray. Pietro will then demonstrate to the class how marbling is done. With helpful instruction on handling paints on the water medium, dealing with known and unknown variables, he will show how to create classical and basic marbling patterns (as well as spontaneous designs) using a diverse array of rakes and combs. After a break for lunch, students will have ample time for their own practice and experimentation with personal guidance from Pietro and his wife Vanessa. Students will have their own trays, set of paints, rakes, combs and as much primed paper as they need. Students usually leave with 15-25 of their own original marbled pieces. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron. Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made at the workshop may not be dry at the end of class.

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Paper Marbling
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Paper Marbling

This introduction to the art of marbling will provide students with an understanding of the history, styles, tools and techniques of classical European marbling. Morning discussion will cover all the foundational elements of marbling practice, including acquisition and proper use of the supplies including carrageenan, primer, paints, trays, rakes, combs, etc. During the discussion students will also be engaged in the preparatory mixing of the water medium in their own tray. Pietro will then demonstrate to the class how marbling is done. With helpful instruction on handling paints on the water medium, dealing with known and unknown variables, he will show how to create classical and basic marbling patterns (as well as spontaneous designs) using a diverse array of rakes and combs. After a break for lunch, students will have ample time for their own practice and experimentation with personal guidance from Pietro and his wife Vanessa. Students will have their own trays, set of paints, rakes, combs and as much primed paper as they need. Students usually leave with 15-25 of their own original marbled pieces. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron. Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made at the workshop may not be dry at the end of class.

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Paper Marbling
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Paper Marbling

This introduction to the art of marbling will provide students with an understanding of the history, styles, tools and techniques of classical European marbling. Morning discussion will cover all the foundational elements of marbling practice, including acquisition and proper use of the supplies including carrageenan, primer, paints, trays, rakes, combs, etc. During the discussion students will also be engaged in the preparatory mixing of the water medium in their own tray. Pietro will then demonstrate to the class how marbling is done. With helpful instruction on handling paints on the water medium, dealing with known and unknown variables, he will show how to create classical and basic marbling patterns (as well as spontaneous designs) using a diverse array of rakes and combs. After a break for lunch, students will have ample time for their own practice and experimentation with personal guidance from Pietro and his wife Vanessa. Students will have their own trays, set of paints, rakes, combs and as much primed paper as they need. Students usually leave with 15-25 of their own original marbled pieces. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron. Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made at the workshop may not be dry at the end of class.



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Introduction to Papaer Marbling
Mar
2
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Papaer 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 2, 2019 :: 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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Decorative Box Making: Hatch Top Box
Mar
3
7:30 AM07:30

Decorative Box Making: Hatch Top Box

Instructor: Pietro Accardi

  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts

  • Workshop Status: Open

  • Workshop Start: March 3rd, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Workshop End: March 3rd, 2019 5:30 PM

  • Sessions: 1

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. 

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Paper Marbling Lab
Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

Paper Marbling Lab

Instructor: Pietro Accardi

  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts

  • Workshop Status: Open

  • Workshop Start: April 6th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Workshop End: April 6th, 2019 5:30 PM

  • Sessions: 1

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.

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Decorative Box Making: Box with Drawers
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Decorative Box Making: Box with Drawers

Instructor: Pietro Accardi

  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts

  • Workshop Status: Open

  • Workshop Start: April 7th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Workshop End: April 7th, 2019 5:30 PM

  • Sessions: 1

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 7, 2019 :: 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 Paper Marbling
Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Paper Marbling

Instructor: Pietro Accardi

  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts

  • Workshop Status: Open

  • Workshop Start: April 27th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Workshop End: April 27th, 2019 5:30 PM

  • Sessions: 1

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, April 27, 2019 :: 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 Textile Marbling
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Textile Marbling

NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

This popular marbling workshop will introduce students marbling techniques on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes. Students will begin the day by working on basic marbling skills. 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. All materials provided with registration.

Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

$100 General /  $95 Museum members

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Introduction to Fabric Marbling
Oct
7
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

https://www.sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3257

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     Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

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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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Decorative Box Making :: Box with Drawers
Aug
19
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.

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Aug
18
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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Paper Marbling Lab
Jul
22
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.

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Decorative Box Making :: Hatch-Top Box
Jul
21
9:30 AM09:30

Decorative Box Making :: Hatch-Top Box

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. 

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Textile Marbling
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Textile Marbling

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.

Fee: $180; includes all materials
Instructor: Pietro Accardi — Limit: 6 students
July 15, Sunday, 11am–6pm (Studio 1)

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

A single space has opened up in this class. Please call to sign up: 510.204.9801.

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: $165; includes all materials
Instructor: Pietro Accardi — Limit: 6 students
July 14, Saturday, 11am–6pm (Studio 1)

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Hatch-Top Marbled Box
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Hatch-Top Marbled Box

A handmade box isn’t only useful for storage, but is also a beautiful object in and of itself. In this day-long workshop, master marbler and box-maker Pietro Accardi will teach you to construct a single-drawer box with a hatch-top lid. You will learn to cover your boards with book-cloth that Pietro has marbleized for you, as well as how to construct a box with a smoothly functioning drawer. You’ll be provided with all of the box boards, pre-cut by Pietro, as well as the hand-colored book cloth. Some experience in book- and box-making will be helpful in this class, but is not required

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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