Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
August 15th, 2020 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Pietro Accardi
- Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
- Workshop Status: Closed
- Workshop Start: August 15th, 2020 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: August 15th, 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, August 15, 2020 :: 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:
[What did you find most valuable about the workshop?] “Much very detailed instruction, so that when practicing on my own I will know how to, for instance, steady my hands.”
[What did you find most valuable about the workshop?] “The measured pace of information, observation and hands-on experience.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133