Fabric Marbling 101

Natalie demonstrates the marbling technique
Marbling supplies and artwork

Date: August 3-7, 2020 (ONLINE)
Medium: Fibers
Instructor: Natalie Stopka (email)
Skill Level: All

Learn the fundamentals of fabric marbling in this exploration of color, pattern, and design in print! Follow along as Natalie leads remote tutorials from her professional marbling studio. Each session will be followed by virtual open studio time, during which participants will get their hands dirty and all their questions answered. We’ll unravel the history of marbling in the European tradition, and explore contemporary developments. Students will be free to pursue their own palette and style as class progresses, leaving with an array of designs on a variety of fibers.

Each class session will begin with a one hour tutorial, followed by virtual open studio for students to share their home studio experience, ask lots of questions, and view a smattering of demonstrations from Natalie.

At this time, registration for Fabric Marbling 101 is closed.


All times Eastern Daylight Time

Monday August 3: 9:00am - Noon

Tuesday August 4: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Wednesday August 5: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Friday August 7: 10:00am - Noon, Final presentations and questions

Supply List

A list of supplies for you to purchase, along with recommended vendors, will be provided upon registration.

Printable Supply List [PDF]


Non-Credit: $220
1 Credit Undergrad: $558.32
1 Credit Grad Special Rate: $285.00

Materials Cost: approximately $220

About the Instructor

Natalie Stopka is a New York based artist focused on creative processes rooted in the materials and forces of the natural world. Her pursuit of historical surface patterning techniques includes natural dyeing, pigment extraction, marbling, and printmaking. These meticulous, layered processes incorporate materials grown in her studio garden, creating a seasonally evolving vocabulary of texture and color. Natalie is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.