Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
November 16th, 2019 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Pietro Accardi
- Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: November 16th, 2019 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: November 16th, 2019 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
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, November 16, 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.
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:
“A lot of time to practice and a class small enough to facilitate support.”
“We consider ourselves fortunate indeed to have had the opportunity to learn paper marbling from Pietro. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, organized and a natural teacher. He encouraged each of us to explore marbling within our personal styles of creativity and to be adventurous with new techniques. The quality and quantity of materials he provided were most appreciated.”
“Pietro was just the best. The people in the class were very diverse in their interests. I just loved the day!!”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133