Introduction to Western Paper & Fabric Marbling

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$ 200.00

November 15th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Pietro Accardi
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: November 15th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: November 15th, 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 and fabric 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 or fabrics 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. It is recommended that comfortable shoes be worn for standing marbling activities.

Workshop Fee (includes $35 materials fee): $200.00

Date & Time: Friday, November 15, 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:

 “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!!”

$ 200.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States