Friday, September 30, 2016


The October workshop will be offered on two days and taught by our member from Portland, Jackie Wygant. Because space is limited, you must register in advance. As of 9/30 there are three spaces open on Friday and the Saturday workshop has filled. Suminagashi is the oldest and simplest form of marbling in which inks are floated on water, then gently manipulated into floating veins of color. This technique should not be confused with combed and patterned marbling of later periods.

You will learn basic techniques: how to float colors on a liquid, apply and manipulate the colors to make patterns, lay the paper on the liquid, and how to preserve your creation. You will use multi-color acrylic marbling inks to make numerous sheets of beautiful paper to use for book arts, box making, cards, collage, etc. In the afternoon you will learn multi-brush, two hand technique, and double loading of a single brush, as well as paper laying and frisket variations.
Be sure to bring your lunch as there will be a one-hour break.

Jackie teaching a paste paper workshop

Multiple brush technique

A selection of Suminagashi papers

How to register:
There are a few spaces still available. Please contact Dolores Guffey to register for the Friday October 7 workshop. Both days will begin at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

What will be provided:
  • All inks in a large variety of colors
  • A selection of papers of varying weights and sizes
  • Trays, brushes, and any other tools required (to use, not to take home)
Note about the NORBAG meeting: Even if you are not participating in the workshop, please join us on Saturday October 8 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm during the lunch break to see the papers made, view exchange books, and check out library books. The exchange will begin promptly at 1 pm.

When:   Friday October 7 OR Saturday October 8 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where:  Eureka Methodist Church at Del Norte & F Streets
RSVP:    YES! ASAP to Dolores (contact information in the newsletter)
Cost:     $40.00
Bring?    Your lunch...all materials and tools will be provided

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