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Venue: Online

Dates: This online workshop ran for four days from Monday 26th October 2020 until Thursday 29th October 2020.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

This is a fast-paced and energetic online course led by paper marbler and Creative Dimension Trust tutor 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 expressive swirls and modern wave techniques.


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, Conservation, Fine Art, Illustration, Marbling and Bookbinding (to name a few)


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 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.


There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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