The Art of Marbling

Subject: Painting
Dates: 21 January 2019 - 11 March 2019
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Vaishali Prazmari
Full price
£ 350

Chance patterns and controlled chaos: Learn key principles behind the 3 types of traditional marbling: suminagashi, ebru and oil marbling.

Students will also be introduced to how they interconnect symbolically, culturally and historically, from this poetic art’s most ancient origins through its transformation via the Silk Road.

Once a tightly guarded secret, this relaxing and contemplative craft invites you to bring order into chaos, like capturing the universe on a page.

We manipulate the beautiful swirling colours floating on the surface of the water with specialist tools and brushes, fans and even our own breath. We dive into the philosophy of flow and spontaneity and finally we will look at how to use our marbled papers in the book arts and beyond.

Who is this for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring to class?

Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting messy. All materials will be provided.

What days do I attend?

This course will take place over 8 consecutive Monday evenings.

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

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Tutor biography

Vaishali Prazmari

Vaishali Prazmari is an artist who incorporates Persian, Mughal Indian and Chinese elements into her work. Vaishali holds degrees from both the Slade School of Fine Art and the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and holds an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (UCL) specializing in floating islands. She studied Persian and Indian miniature painting during her MA at PSTA and Chinese painting under a master in Hong Kong. Born in London, she has lived on an island in Hong Kong, Paris, and currently lives and works in London. She is now working on an epic project involving painting the 1001 Arabian Nights.

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