Ancient Art of Japanese Paper Marbling

Come learn the ancient art of Japanese paper marbling at BookArtsLA! Suminigashi, or “floating ink,” was practiced in Japan for centuries before it was adopted in the Western world. Using two sumi-e brushes, ink is distributed into a vat of water in concentric circles. As more ink is added, patterns emerge that mimic the qualities of moving water. By playing with color and different weight papers, we’ll make printed papers that range from subtle to vibrant. This class is the perfect choice for those wanting to make elegant cover papers for their books or even wrapping papers for the holidays.

Two Sessions
Morning Session - Sunday, December 9 from 9 am to 12 pm
Afternoon Session - Sunday, December 9 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Fee: $75 plus $25 materials fee

All workshops are held at 11720 Washington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Phone: 310.722.9004 E-mail: [email protected]

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BookArtsLa is a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing the beauty of printing, binding and collecting all types of handmade books to the public. Located in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, our 1600 square foot space houses letterpresses, a bindery and workspace for up to 20 students.

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