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Marbling on Paper and Fabric with Melanie Bernier

July 1 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Monday-Tuesday, July 1-2, 10am-1pm

$175 for members, $190 for non-members 

Most materials included in price of workshop, please see supply list for more details.

Learn the art of marbling on paper and fabric.

Marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. On day one we explore suminagashi. Suminagashi is believed to be the oldest form of marbling, originating in China over 2,000 years ago and practiced in Japan by Shinto priests as early as the 12th century. On day two we will learn the Middle Eastern and European tradition of marbling. Marbling is a calming, satisfying process which yields endless variation and beautiful results, even for beginners. Students will leave with their own marbled designs on both paper and fabric.


MELANIE BERNIER is an artist, musician, beach lifeguard, and professor. She makes fiber-based work, video, performance, and punk albums.

Bernier has shown work at art venues such as Evening Hours, the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), and Dirt Palace (Providence). She has toured nationally with bands including Boston Cream, the Fagettes, and the Barbazons. Her work has been reviewed by Art in America, Creative Time Reports, Vice, and Maximum Rock n’ Roll, among others.

Website: Melaniebernier.com, Instagram: @melsmoviemagic

Ruby T, marble detail, 2019, marble on paper