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Feather River Art Camp

  • Feather River Art Camp 5469 Oakland Camp Road Quincy, CA, 95971 United States (map)

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


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.


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.

Earlier Event: May 4
Marvelous Marbling
Later Event: July 13
Hatch-Top Marbled Box