Marbling Lab :: Metallics & Over-Marbling

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$ 195.00

October 27th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Pietro Accardi
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: October 27th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: October 27th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

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.  

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Western Paper Marbling or Introduction to Fabric Marbling.

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $30 materials fee): $195.00

Date & Time: Sunday, October 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


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:

 “Pietro was patient, funny, laid back and knowledgeable.”

“A lot of time to practice and a class small enough to facilitate support.”

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “The freedom to experiment.”

“Pietro is great - so full of enthusiasm and knowledge.”

“Already signed up for more classes with him!”

$ 195.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States