Paper Marbling 101

Natalie demonstrates the marbling technique
 2 different marbling examples
 a blue and yellow swirl of marbling
Marbling supplies and artwork

Date: Feb. 6-7 & 13-14, 2021 (ONLINE)
Medium: Fibers
Instructor: Natalie Stopka (email)
Skill Level: All

Learn the fundamentals of paper 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 and the skills to continue marbling in the future.

Each class session will begin with a one hour live lecture/demonstration, 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 is closed.


Supply List

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

Printable Supply List [PDF]

Estimated materials cost for this workshop: $160*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.


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.