Suminagashi: Japanese Paper and Fabric Marbling
March 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Instructor: Robert Mahar
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Skill Level: Beginning
Sliding Scale: $55 / $75 / $95
Join artist and maker Robert Mahar in a playful introduction to suminagashi, a Japanese marbling technique that creates beautifully muted patterns of color to be transferred onto paper and fabric. Perfectly suited for beginners, participants will learn best practices for working with these specifically formulated floating inks and creative ways to manipulate them on the surface of a water bath. The resulting marbled designs will be captured on a variety of papers and silk handkerchiefs–and instruction will include discussion of the numerous ways you can incorporate these marbled materials into future projects.
Instructor / Artist
Robert Mahar is a California based artist, designer and maker who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects and products. He’s also a proud alumni of the inaugural season of NBC’s crafting competition show Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. Learn more about Robert and explore his video tutorial archive below.
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