Textile Marbling
Sep
24
9:30 AM09:30

Textile Marbling

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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

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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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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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Introduction to European Paper Marbling
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to European Paper Marbling

Class held at the Focus on Book Arts Biennial Conference!

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.

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Decorative Box Making
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Decorative Box Making

Debut Class at the Focus on Book Arts Biennial Conference!

Using Masonite board and marbled fabric, learn to construct a beautiful and functional hatch top box with a bottom drawer, a two drawer box,or a round letter holder. Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction, and expand into more complex box functions; the hatch top and drawer construction. Students will create a highly functional and beautiful boxes.

By mastering the template for these box models, students will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing their bookbinding skills. Pietro will bring a sample collection of boxes for discussion of aesthetics and design to be used throughout the workshop.

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Focus on Book Arts Biennial Conference
Jun
21
to Jun 25

Focus on Book Arts Biennial Conference

Be part of a book arts community that comes together for learning,
sharing, and networking, including a 5-day conference every other year.  

We are a group of book artists
dedicated to making
educational experiences available.


Every other year we hold a five-day conference of workshops taught by the very best in the fields of bookbinding, printing, decorating papers, paper making, books design and publishing. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit with an all-volunteer staff. There are many volunteer opportunities both before and during the conference; please contact us for more information.  

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Jun
11
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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Box Making 2: Function and Beauty
Jun
10
9:30 AM09:30

Box Making 2: Function and Beauty

Using Masonite board and marbled fabric, learn to construct a beautiful and functional hatch top box with a bottom drawer. Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction, and expand into more complex box functions; the hatch top and drawer construction. Students will create a highly functional hatch top box with a bottom drawer. 

By mastering the template for this box model, students will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing their bookbinding skills. Pietro will bring a sample collection of boxes for discussion of aesthetics and design to be used throughout the workshop.

 

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Decorative Box Making
May
20
9:30 AM09:30

Decorative Box Making

Using binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a decorative box with two 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 two 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. Pietro will bring a sample collection of boxes for discussion of aesthetics and design to be used throughout the workshop.

 

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Paper Marbling Session C
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Paper Marbling Session C

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 aspect of Western paper 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 creating 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 ages you have marbled yourself. Please note paper marbling is a wet process. papers made in class 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 pick up later.

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
Apr
1
to Apr 2

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

Debut class at the Nevada Museum of Art! This will be a two day intensive and will include educational videos, in depth exploration of the making of classical patterns with diverse rakes and combs, a hands on procedural setup and execution of all facets of the marbling process. Ample time for personal experimentation and one on one guidance with the instrructors.

 

 

 

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Paper Marbling session B
Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Paper Marbling session B

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. Includes all materials.

 

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Marbling on Fabric
Mar
26
9:30 AM09:30

Marbling on Fabric

Take your marbling skills to the next level in this workshop where students will learn to marble on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes.

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. Students will leave with their own stack of 15 marbled fabric pieces.   

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Paper Marbling session A
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Paper Marbling session A

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. Includes all materials.

 

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Decorative Box Making
Feb
25
9:30 AM09:30

Decorative Box Making

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Using binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a decorative box with two 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 two 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. Pietro will bring a sample collection of boxes for discussion of aesthetics and design to be used throughout the workshop.

 

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