Marbling brochure



Marbling brochure
with René Eisenbart
Learn the ancient
art of acrylic
marbling, as well
as contemporary
techniques to
create beautiful
paper and
transform your
Before marbling
2-day workshop
June 26 - 27 (workshop has filled)
June 30 - July 1
July 13 - 14 — 10am - 4pm
“Keeper of the Cosmic Memory”
Register at
Sign up early! Space is limited.
(includes marbling supplies)
Day1 1
Marbling basics: preparing your paper and using the tools to create a variety of patterns, both
simple and intricate. Make exciting one-of-a-kind papers for collage, book making or stationery.
Marble sheets of blank watercolor paper with patterns that leave areas of paper showing. Try
marbling cloth, a silk tie or hard object.
Day2 2
Bring paintings — anything you think could be enhanced by marbling. You’ll choose a color
palette and how much of your painting to obscure. Overpaint your marbled paper with
watercolor technique. René will work with you to consider composition and color, as you tie
together your underpainting and marbled layer with a top layer of paint. Start a painting on a
marbled sheet of watercolor paper or continue creating marbled paper for future work. Or marble
on cloth or a necktie.
at Rene’s / 16530 NW Sheltered Nook, Portland OR 97231
Mail this form with a check to:
Rene Eisenbart
16530 NW Sheltered Nook
Portland OR 97231
with René Eisenbart
(includes marbling supplies)
June 26 - 27 (workshop has filled)
June 30 - July 1
July 13 - 14
Marbling is a single
print process, created
by manipulating
paint that is floated
on the surface of a
thickened water
solution. The floating
paint is then
transferred from the
water onto paper,
fabric or other
what is supplied
10 sheets of thin marbling paper and 2 sheets of cotton cloth will be supplied, plus acrylic
marbling paints, smaller individual trays shared larger trays and shared marbling tools.
what to bring
Sheets of watercolor paper — either hot or cold press and both 300# and lighter weight paper
Watercolor or acrylic paintings that you are not happy with as is, to explore what happens when
marbling over the top.
Optional: white cotton or silk cloth (prewashed) or silk necktie
Watercolor paints, brushes, palette, water pot, pencil, eraser, blue or other low tack tape, tracing
paper & white gouache.
An old towel & roll of paper towels
Rubber gloves to protect your hands
A pen or x-fine sharpie marker for labling your work
Wear old clothes, an apron or smock and even old shoes, as the paint and water will fly!
Bring a lunch
This will be a FAST PACED workshop — so be prepared to move quickly. You will find marbling to
be easy once you learn how.
Warning: Marbling can be addictive!