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2020: MARBLING – LONDON

Venue: Dulwich College - London

Deadline to apply: 03/08/2020

Dates: This workshop will run for one week from Monday 3rd August until Friday 7th August 2020.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

This is a fast-paced and energetic course led by paper marbler Lucy McGrath. Marbling is a fascinating technique that lies somewhere between painting, print-making and science – paints are floated onto a bath of thickened water and manipulated to make beautiful designs. Traditionally associated with bookbinding, Lucy is on a mission to modernise the craft, using a range of innovative techniques and materials.

Students will be guided through a variety of different techniques, gradually building up technical skill. They will learn Japanese suminagashi and traditional combed patterns, as well as modern wave techniques and controlled mandala designs.

Experimentation is encouraged, and a range of materials will be explored including fabric, ceramic and wood. Each student will finish with a range of special marbled items including apparel such as hats.

Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Art, Design and Bookbinding

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 18 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.

Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 

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