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Workshop on marbling

From: Deb Stevens <deb<-at->
Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Art and Craft of Paper Marbling
American Academy of Bookbinding
Telluride, Colorado
September 9-13, 2013
Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith will teach a comprehensive marbling workshop September
9-13, 2013 at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride,
Colorado. This is a rare opportunity for in depth study and
experience that goes beyond the 2-4 day workshop exposure.

Pamela Smith launched her marbling career nearly 30 years ago, in
tandem with her work as founding director of the Press of the Palace
of the Governors, the Museum of New Mexico's premier small press
program and working exhibition. Since her retirement from the Museum
in 2001, she has taught book art courses at the College of Santa Fe
and continued producing hand marbled editions in her Abiquiu, New
Mexico, studio. Her MarbleSmith imprint reflects a dedication to
creating unique patterns, textures, and color combinations for the
finely bound book and is widely distributed in both this country and

Originally known as "cloud painting", the ancient art of paper
marbling was once shrouded in secrecy. Only a handful of early
master marblers fully understood the entire process This
comprehensive course is designed to dispel any mystery that still
surrounds the paper decorating technique, guiding both beginners and
experienced students on a step-by-step hands on journey through the
process. Participants will learn how to create a carrageen size and
an alum mordant, how to mix and apply colors, how to execute and
print a wide selection of patterns, as well as how to rinse and dry
finished sheets. In addition to the basics of watercolor marbling,
the course will explore historic marbled patterns and their distinct
color palettes, along with contemporary techniques for varying
textures and producing both one-of-a-kind and edition papers.
Emphasis will be on using the medium as a design element in the
context of the hand made book.

Cost: $800

To register, please contact

    Deb Stevens

Deb Stevens
Administrative Director
American Academy of Bookbinding
POB 1590
117 North Willow Street
Telluride, CO 81435

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