Paper Marbling

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Marbling poster 1 .jpg

Paper Marbling

from 12.00

Paper Marbling is a magical process to achieve extraordinary patterns and surface design. Traditionally used for end papers in bookbinding it is thought to have been first discovered in Japan. It is achieved by floating colour either on water or a more viscose solution and then carefully transferring this to an absorbent sheet of paper.

In this introductory class we will be experimenting with the different processes of marbling. Starting with the achievable modern method using acrylic marbling inks, through to oil based marbling and finally attempting the traditional and more challenging water colour marbling. Join us for swirling patterns where science meets art.


  • All materials are provided
  • No experience required
  • Workshop duration: 2.5 hours
  • Maximum capacity: 16


At The Islington Art Room we try to make our classes as affordable as possible, so we offer a number of concessionary places. These are reserved for those who are unemployed, claim Job seekers, have a low income or are students. If you are unsure if any of the concessions apply to you, or wish to be considered for our limited number of £7 concessionary places please email us at:


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