Watercolour Marbling with Glenda Hutchinson
Tutor: Glenda Hutchinson
Date: Saturday & Sunday, 20th & 21st April
Time: 9.30 – 4.00pm
Limited to 8 members only, working in pairs!
THE WAITLIST IS FULL! A second waitlist is now open.
Let us know if you are interested. It will sell out fast.
This 2 day Watercolour Marbling workshop will cover the basics of the marbling technique, providing participants with the skills and knowledge needed to create beautiful and unique watercolour marble patterns and will include:
An Introduction to Watercolour Marbling and its history
Materials and Tools
Preparation of the Marbling Bath
Colour Mixing Techniques
Floating Paint on the Bath
Manipulating the Paint
Transferring patterns to paper
Drying and Finishing
Troubleshooting and Tips
Throughout the workshop, hands-on practice and experimentation are encouraged, allowing participants to explore their creativity and gain confidence in the watercolour marbling technique.
Your skills as a bookbinder, together with your new paper marbling knowledge will result in beautifully crafted volumes that are not only functional but also objects of beauty. Your work will embody the marriage of tradition and innovation, creating pieces that captivate the eyes and hands of those who appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship of finely bound books.
About the TUTOR
"I have 40+ years’ experience as a computer programmer and many years learning and practicing the ancient arts of Calligraphy, Bookbinding and Paper Marbling. While these two areas of skill are very different, together. they allow me to create both traditional pieces of art and contemporary digital artworks. I began Marbling more seriously about 20 years ago and it has become my favourite art. I use it for traditional bookbinding, but also for textiles such as caps, hats, scarves and shoes."
Good eye/hand coordination and good dexterity are necessary for this course as sharp knives are used in the cutting of board and paper.
You will be shown correct procedure in the use of these tools but good co-ordination will assure accurate cutting and prevention of injury.
Closed in shoes MUST be worn at all times.
The bindery will be open by 9am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. There will be a lunch break of 30 minutes. It is recommended that you bring your lunch.There is a fully equipped kitchen adjacent to the bindery. Shops and cafes are not close.