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

Introduction to Paper Marbling

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n this introductory 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.

Register here:

https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3621

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Hatch-Top Box
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

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.  

Register here:

https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3624

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Marbling on Textiles
Oct
26
9:30 AM09:30

Marbling on Textiles

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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.

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.  

Register Here:

https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3634

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Marbling Lab :: Metallics & Over-Marbling
Oct
27
9:30 AM09:30

Marbling Lab :: Metallics & Over-Marbling

In the world of Paper Marbling, metallics are rare due to the heavier weight of these types of pigments. Since marbling pigmens must float perfectly on the surface of the water bath, metallics prove challenging. The use of rakes and combs is also tricky, requiring carefully manipulated movements of these heavy paints in order to achieve the desired effects without sinking or breakage.

This class will also explore the exciting and uncharted territory of “Over-marbling”, where one pattern is superimposed upon another to create a magnificent and complex play of pattern.

During the morning students will learn how to handle these paints, and the instructor will introduce new and more intricate patterns.

The afternoon session is dedicated to personal practice with hands-on guidance from the instructor.

*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.  

Register here:

https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3636

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Introduction to Paper Marbling
Nov
15
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Paper Marbling

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n this introductory 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.


Register Here:

https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3645

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Articulated Binding
Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

Articulated Binding

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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.    


Register Here:

https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3647

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Beyond End Papers :: Marbled Bags & Gift Boxes
Dec
8
9:30 AM09:30

Beyond End Papers :: Marbled Bags & Gift Boxes

If you've fallen in love with the magical process of marbling and the georgeous finished papers this workshop will help you put those creations to use.

In this class students will complete 3 different projects: a beautiful and durable gift bag, a 4” round box, and a square box (various sizes will be demoonstrated).

Students can bring their own marbled paper, or other special paper they would like to use, or use marbled paper provided by the instructor.



Register Here:

https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3652

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Hatch-Top Box
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Hatch-Top Box

A handmade box isn’t only useful for storage, but is also a beautiful object in and of itself. In this daylong 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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Introduction to Paper Marbling
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Paper Marbling

This all day workshop will provide students with an understanding of the history, styles, tools and techniques of classical European Marbling.

Our morning discussion will cover all the foundational elements of marbling practice: acquisition and proper use of supplies (many and varied), including carrageenan, primer, paints, trays, rakes, combs, etc.

During the discussion  each student will also be engaged in the preparatory mixing of water medium in their own tray. Pietro will then demonstrate how marbling is executed. He will instruct students in paint handling on the 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 lunch break students will have ample time for their own practice and experimentation with personal guidance from Pietro. Students will usually complete 15-25 papers. 

Please be prepared to return to the classroom within the next few days or so to pick up papers that had not yet had a chance to dry by the end of the day.

Register online: https://www.etuishop.com/introduction-to-paper-marbling-september-14-11am-6pm/

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Textile Marbling
Aug
24
9:30 AM09:30

Textile Marbling

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.

To enroll please visit:

https://www.tsgsd.org/workshops-classes

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Marbling on Textiles
Aug
11
9:30 AM09:30

Marbling on Textiles

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.



Register Here:

https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3503

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Introduction to Paper Marbling
Aug
10
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Paper Marbling


In this introductory 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, August 10, 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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Beyond End Papers: Projects to Creatively Utilize Your Marbled Paper
Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Beyond End Papers: Projects to Creatively Utilize Your Marbled Paper

Students who have taken a marbling class and have fallen in love, not only with the magical process of marbling, but also the gorgeous product they have created, often ask what they can do with their pieces. 

This class will involve students in three different projects:

-Making a beautiful and durable gift bag

-Making a 4” round box

-Making a 4” square box


Students can bring their own marbled paper, or other special paper they would like to use, or use marbled paper provided by Pietro.


Register Here:

https://www.nevadaart.org/learn/e-l-cord-museum-school/class-schedule/class/beyond-end-papers-projects-to-creatively-utilize-your-marbled-paper/

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Marbleized Fabric Clamshell Box
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Marbleized Fabric Clamshell Box

Handmade boxes are lovely objects in themselves, and 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 projects. Pietro will supply you with materials for your project, including pre- cut boards and book cloth he has marbled by hand. This class will add an excellent set of skills and knowledge to any crafter’s repertoire. 

Sunday, July 28, 11am-6pm
Instructor: Pietro Accardi - student limit: 8 $175 class fee - includes all materials

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Marbling on Textiles
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Marbling on Textiles

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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Hatch Top Box
Jul
20
9:30 AM09:30

Hatch Top Box

If you’ve been seeking an interesting and elegant way to house your book and paper structures or you’re just looking for a beautiful, non-traditional box for storing things, this workshop is your answer. Spend a day learning to construct a charming and functional hatch-top box with a bottom drawer.

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. 

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Introduction to Marbling Techniques
Jul
8
to Jul 10

Introduction to Marbling Techniques

In this introductory 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 marbling from 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.

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Articulated Binding at FOBA
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Articulated Binding at FOBA

An Indestructible Cover: Inspired by Italy’s 1970’s solution to ruptured Yellow Pages in public phone booths. This 360 degree flexible binding offers many advantages: because it bends, it will not break! It is also a visual and tactile delight. Employing strips of articulated boards and marbled fabric, Pietro will instruct students in the art of this rare binding technique. Students will create a large and a small articulated blank journal that can beautifully withstand the ravages of time.

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Form and Function: the Hatch Top Box at FOBA
Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Form and Function: the Hatch Top Box at FOBA

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 its rounded corners, top compartment under the hatch lid, and fabric covering.

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Marbling Studio at FOBA
Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

Marbling Studio at FOBA

For experienced marblers or those who have taken Introduction to Paper Marbling. This class will provide students with all they need to immerse themselves in a full day of marbling. With no lecture period, the day can be fully dedicated to practicing more complex and difficult patterns such as the Moiré, Spanish Wave, and Double Cables, or exploring the limitless possibilities in spontaneous design, combining color, or wherever the imagination might lead. Pietro will provide metallic paints and a diverse array of different colored and textured papers with which to experiment. Students are also free to bring any materials they might wish to play with. This is a full day of marbling to deepen our practice and knowledge. Though students will be set free to marble at will, Pietro and his wife Vanessa will be available at all times for consultation and help with the practice. 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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Marbling on Fabric at FOBA
Jun
27
9:00 AM09:00

Marbling on Fabric at FOBA

This workshop is for new students and for those who have prior marbling experience or have taken the introductory class. The skills learned in Paper Marbling will be applied to Marbling on Fabric, while familiarizing students with new materials. 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 dyeing process. New, more complex 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 bookcloth, but techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. 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. Pietro’s wife Vanessa will also be available for guidance. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron. Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and pieces made at the workshop may not be dry at the end of class.

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Intro to paper Marbling at FOBA
Jun
26
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to paper Marbling at FOBA

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 15-20 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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Articulated Binding & Clamshell at Idyllwild
Jun
20
to Jun 21

Articulated Binding & Clamshell at Idyllwild

Pietro will teach the fundamentals of functional and decorative box construction. Using hard binders’ board and marbled fabric, you will learn to construct the most elegant of archival box structures: the Clamshell. By mastering the basic template for these box models, you will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing your bookbinding skills. There will be many beautiful, one-of-a-kind marbled fabrics from which to choose to cover your unique box. This class will add an excellent set of skills and knowledge to any crafter’s repertoire.

On the second day of class, you will create 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 you through the art of this rare binding technique. You will create an articulated blank journal that can beautifully withstand the ravages of time.

Skill level: All levels

Tuition: $370, $755 if taken with Marbling on Paper and Textiles

Lab Fee: $25, includes kit of materials. (If students bring their own fabric at least 23×36”: lab fee $12

Enrollment limited to 10 students

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Marbling on Paper & Textiles at Idyllwild
Jun
17
to Jun 19

Marbling on Paper & Textiles at Idyllwild

This three-day workshop will provide you with a comprehensive understanding into the art of marbling and the ability to create marbled patterns on paper and fabric. The first day will cover the fundamentals of paper marbling. During the lecture/discussion period, you will actively engage in the preparatory mixing of the water bath medium. Then, see a demo of the steps to execute basic, classical, and spontaneous patterns using a diverse array of rakes and combs, with ample time for Q&A. Next, embark on your own marbling practice with your own tray, sets of paints, rakes, and combs.

The second day will focus on marbling on textiles – cottons and silks. Also new, more complex patterns will be introduced. The third day is designed to give you more time to practice and perfect what you have learned thus far with the availability of the instructor on hand. In addition, you will explore the world of Over-marbling and try out the more challenging metallic paints.

Throughout the session, you will receive helpful hands-on instruction on handling the paints on the water medium and dealing with known and unknown variables.

Skill level: All levels

Tuition: $495, $755 if taken with Articulated Binding and Clamshell

Lab Fee: $ $70, includes use of “Hardware” (trays, rakes, combs, drying racks); paints and consumables; paper (15 sheets 14×20), cotton fabric (20 sheets 14×20), silk (6 sheets 14×20); you will be asked to bring additional materials.

Enrollment limited to 10 students.

Pietro Accardi, native to the Italian city of Turin, established “La Legatoria del Sole,” a modern bookbindery steeped in the ancient traditions of paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. After lengthy service to Turin’s Municipal Archives, Main Public Library, and University Libraries he is now enjoying his second life as a well-loved book arts teacher at the Center for the Book in San Francisco as well as teaching workshops throughout the West. His teaching style is generous and kind with an endearing Italian accent

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Paper Marbling Lab
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

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.

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Introduction to Paper Marbling
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Paper Marbling

In this introductory 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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Articulated binding
May
21
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.   



For more information and registration please visit https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3501

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Paper Marbling 2.0 - Metallica
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Paper Marbling 2.0 - Metallica

“Metallica” will bring the Art of Marbling to a new level. Pietro will teach students how to use metallic paints such as Copper, Silver, Bronze, Gold, and Pearl to transform a sheet of paper into an irredescent wonder. We will also explore the exiting and unchartered territory of Overmarbling.

 For information and registration please visit http://etuishop.com/

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Introduction to Paper Marbling
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to 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 visit http://etuishop.com/ to enroll

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Articulated Binding
Apr
28
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
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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Hatch-Top Box
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

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 its rounded corners, top compartment under the hatch lid, and fabric covering.

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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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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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Textile Marbling
Mar
24
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: $185; includes all materials

Instructor: Pietro Accardi — Limit: 6 students

March 24, Sunday, 11am–5pm (Studio 1)

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Paper Marbling Alchemy: Using Metallics
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Paper Marbling Alchemy: Using Metallics

Pietro Accardi offers an introduction to paper marbling with a shimmering twist! You’ll learn about the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European paper marbling as you set up your own alchemist’s lab for transforming simple sheets of paper into iridescent and shining wonders. 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: $175; includes all materials
Instructor: Pietro Accardi — Limit: 6 students
March 23, Saturday, 11am–5pm (Studio 1)

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