Paper & Fabric Marbling Weeklong Intensive

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$ 850.00

June 15th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Pietro Accardi
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: June 15th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: June 19th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 5

During this comprehensive marbling class, the instructor, Pietro Accardi, will share with students his knowledge gained from 25 years as a traditional marbler in Italy, as well as the evolution of his style after moving to North America. This class is designed not only to answer questions about almost everything about marbling, but also to give students a firm foundation upon which to launch themselves into the marbling world. We will start with the basics of marbling on paper and move into textiles such as cotton and silk. The class will also focus on pattern development, beginning with the fundamentals of traditional patterns, then progressing on to more complex patterns and on to the grand finale: Overmarbling. Pietro will give special attention to color theory and harmony in color combinations. In classical marbling, the use of metallics was not explored due to their heavy weight in the water bath medium; but in this class the instructor will reveal his techniques that have allowed him to work successfully with metallics.

The last two days of class will be dedicated to creating larger marbled pieces. To wrap the course students will also have the opportunity to execute at least two marbled scarves in special vats.

Materials to Bring: It is recommended that students wear comfortable shoes as the marbling process involved standing.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: Apron

Workshop Fee (includes $150 materials fee): $850.00

Date & Time: Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 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


About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi

 Pietro Accardi is native to the Italian city of Turin, where he established “La Legatoria del Sole,” a modern bookbindery steeped in the ancient traditions of paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. After lengthy service to Turin’s Municipal Archives, Main Public Library, and University Libraries he is now enjoying his second life as a well-loved book arts teacher at the Center for the Book in San Francisco as well as teaching workshops throughout the West. His teaching style is generous and kind with an endearing Italian accent.

Past Student Reviews:

“So fun.”

[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.”

$ 850.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States