Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

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$ 190.00

January 11th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Pietro Accardi
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: January 11th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: January 11th, 2020 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; students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as the marbling process involves standing.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Saturday, January 11, 2020 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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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:

“It met all my expectations.”

“Inspired to be able to get a bit of creativity on paper.”

[What did you find most valuable about this workshop?] “The in-depth explanations and first hand stories of all variables, nothing is a mistake, all is learning.” 

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States