205 Lavinia is delighted to announce that Diane Maurer will be teaching a Japanese suminagashi marbling workshop @ Studios on Walnut, 310 Walnut Street in Milton, Delaware on Saturday, July 25 from 10am to 2pm.
Pale meandering lines and jagged rings of color are the hallmark of Japanese Suminagashi marbling. A favorite of paper decorators for over 800 years, this is an easy, almost meditative type of marbling. In this class you’ll learn to float dyes on water, fan, blow or tease them into designs and apply a sheet of absorbent paper to make a contact print. We’ll concentrate on eastern techniques and add some western take-offs like multiple-image work and kitty-whisker prints to spice things up.
We’ll begin this class by exploring Suminagashi marbling on paper and then apply the techniques to marble silk. You’ll leave class with beautiful papers, a silk scarf and a new technique to use for quilting, bookbinding or making wearable art.
Supply List: Please come prepared with an apron or other dye-appropriate clothing as well as a packed lunch.
Materials Fee: $12 payable to the instructor at the time of the class covers paper, dyes, surfactant, silk and paper towels.
Traditional Watercoloring Marbling Workshop
Saturday Nov. 8, 2014 – 10 am – 4 pm
Traditional watercolor marbling, which dates from 15th century Persia, involves floating special paints or inks on water to which a thickening agent has been added. The colors are combed into patterns and a treated paper is applied to receive the design. Marbling is a graphic process which produces unique contact prints. Broom straw whisks and brushes are often used to apply color to a carrageenan marbling size. The combs and rakes will be used to create a classical marbled design. $12 Supply fee payable to instructor at the time of class. Cost $125 If you have any questions you can call 302-381-0322 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited, so reserve now by clicking on the buy now button below or send a check to 205 Lavinia Street, Milton, DE. 19968
Paste Paper Design Workshop
Sunday Nov. 9, 2014 – 10 am – 4 pm
For centuries, artisans have been decorating papers by drawing designs in colored paste. The basic technique involves dampening a sheet of paper, brushing on a coat of colored paste, and drawing various implements through the paste to displace it and create patterns. Kitchen tools, calligraphy pens, carved brayers and found objects can be used to make deceptively sophisticated designs. In this photo I’m using a rubber graining comb to create a scalloped design. $12 Supply fee payable to instructor at the time of class. Supplies: Bring two 2″ wide house paint brushes. Cost $125 If you have any questions you can call 302-381-0322 or E-mail: email@example.com Space is limited, so reserve now by clicking on the buy now button below or send a check to 205 Lavinia Street, Milton, DE. 19968
Diane Maurer – Instructor
Diane Maurer’s award-winning paper and fiber art has been exhibited throughout the world. Her work is represented in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Dutch Royal Library and the Museum of Antiquities, Urumchi, China. Commissions include designs for Lenox China, Godiva Chocolates and numerous book publishers, including Penn State Press. Diane has taught collage, bookbinding, marbling and paste paper design throughout the United States at art centers and museum schools including Arrowmont School, Erie Art Museum, Historic Rittenhouse Town, Pyramid Atlantic, Society for Contemporary Crafts, Smithsonian Institution, The Penland School, University of the Arts, and others. She has made guest appearances on several television shows including Martha Stewart Living. She is the author of thirteen books about paper art and collage published by Watson-Guptill, Random house and Storey Book.
Cancellation Policy: Sorry no refunds in case of cancellation.
The workshops are sponsored by 205 Lavinia Street, Milton, DE. 19968
They will be held at Studios on Walnut, 310 Walnut Street, Milton, DE 19968
Map – Studios on Walnut – https://goo.gl/maps/IMUIW