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Intro to Water Marbling: Create Swirling Color Patterns on Wood, Leather, and Silk
Monday, January 30th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$54
Water marbling is an ancient technique of lightly applying pigments onto the surface of thickened water in order to create beautiful, swirling designs that may be transferred onto a range of different surfaces such as wood, leather, fabric, and more! In this class, you’ll learn about the origins of marbling art and how it was applied in different cultures. We’ll show you how to prepare a marbling bath and use different DIY tools and marbling colors to create mesmerizing, psychedelic color patterns. Once you’re happy with your kaleidoscope-like design, you’ll learn how to properly dip leather, wood, and fabric into the bath in order to perfectly transfer your trippy patterns onto each object! This class is perfect for anyone who sometimes feels intimidated by arts and crafts, because the process requires no previous art experience and it is relatively easy to create impressive, unique, and beautiful designs! Each student will leave with four (4) marbled leather OR wood coasters, one (1) marbled silk pocket square, as well as the know-how to repeat this mesmerizing art practice at home!
Supplies Needed: None.
Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes with her 93 year old grandmother for advice on projects constantly. Becca teaches many of our fiber art workshops in addition to knit and crochet, such as punch needle.
The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy – this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP SF LOCATED AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.