Marbling Lab :: Over-Marbling & Metallics

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$ 195.00

August 16th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Pietro Accardi
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 16th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 16th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

In the world of Paper Marbling, metallics are rare due to the heavier weight of these types of pigments. Since marbling pigmens must float perfectly on the surface of the water bath, metallics prove challenging. The use of rakes and combs is also tricky, requiring carefully manipulated movements of these heavy paints in order to achieve the desired effects without sinking or breakage.

This class will also explore the exciting and uncharted territory of “Over-marbling”, where one pattern is superimposed upon another to create a magnificent and complex play of pattern.

During the morning students will learn how to handle these paints, and the instructor will introduce new and more intricate patterns.

The afternoon session is dedicated to personal practice with hands-on guidance from the instructor.

*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.  

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Western Paper Marbling or Introduction to Fabric Marbling.

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $30 materials fee): $195.00

Date & Time: Sunday, August 16, 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:

 [What did you find most valuable about this workshop?] “The opportunity to work more and improve my skills.”

“Pietro is great - so full of enthusiasm and knowledge.”

“Already signed up for more classes with him!”

$ 195.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States