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.