Marbling Paper, Fabric & More!

June 16 - June 20, 2023

Marbling Paper, Fabric & More!


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $735
Material Fee: $100

This workshop will be a comprehensive introduction to the centuries-old process of floating paint onto a water-based bath, creating patterns in the paints with special tools, and permanently transferring the design onto paper and fabric. You will learn all the fundamentals of marbling, from mixing the bath, prepping the paper/fabric, and making your own tools, to learning traditional patterns and creating your own. You will take home your finished works to use for whatever you wish – book covers and endpapers, collages, jewelry, origami… Participants do not need any prior painting or other art-making experience… all you need is an interest in creating beautiful, decorative patterns using a fun and magical process.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Leslie A. Grossman

Leslie was born and raised in Midwest America. She received her Printmaking BFA from Western Michigan University in 2008 and her MFA in Printmaking from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2012. For over 3 years, Leslie was a curator and member of Exquisite Corpse Artist Collective and Gallery in Kalamazoo, MI, which she co-founded in 2005. After moving to Knoxville, she remained active in curatorial practices as the Associate Director and Director of UTK’s Gallery 1010. Following this, she held the position as Gallery Director and Campus Curator at St. Ambrose University in Davenport IA. Leslie has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at such venues as the International Print Center New York in New York City; Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids, MI; Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, GA; and Grafiki Warsztatowej in Poznan, Poland, and her prints and books can be found in multiple university and private collections. Her studio is in Lansdowne, PA – just outside Philadelphia.

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