Class #15

Introduction to Paper Marbling

Nancy Akerly

September 23 & 24 | 9 - 4

Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and create color drenched papers and fabric! We will start with making a carrageenan bath, applying alum as a mordant on both paper and fabric and then use combs and rakes to create classic European Marbling patterns and the figural designs of Turkish Marbling. We will touch on basic color theory to create a color palette of your choice. Get a bit messy and enjoy two days of marbling fun, creating art suitable for framing, bookbinding, scrapbooking, cards, poetry, and cartonnage - the sky is the limit! A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available at

Nancy Akerly is a Door County paper artist, working with century’s old marbling and
bookbinding techniques to create original boxes and hand bound books and journals. She has taught classes and workshops throughout Door County, in Germany and Taiwan, incorporating the simple elegance of paper folding in her work.

Tuition: $185 (lunch included each day)
Materials Fee: $95.00 payable to The Clearing at registration for marbling paints, papers, fabric, carrageenan, alum, and handouts.
Supply List: Click for Supply List PDF
Location: Jens Jensen Visitor Center

To take this class

Total Cost: $280.00

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