Turkish Psychedelia Paper Marbling

This workshop will reveal the secrets of paper marbling, an ancient printing technique in which a floating multicolored design is created and manipulated on a liquid surface and is later transferred onto paper (or any other fiber). Called Ebru by the Turkish and Suminagashi by the Japanese, marbling has always been a mysterious technique with varied methods and disciplines. Each marbled print is a monotype as the ethereal nature of the floating ink ensures that no two are ever the same. $80 ($50 class fee + $30 materials fee).



During this session we will use Gouache colors to experiment and create with this fascinating technique and get our hands on exotic ingredients as Ox Gall and Seaweed-extracted Carrageenan. A materials fee is included in the price to ensure that students can fully explore this floating colorful psychedelic fun.



About the teacher: Growing up in Spain, and with a mixed background, Marta Pia developed a curiosity for different creative processes. After finishing Fashion Design and focusing the first years to working with leather, she began experimenting with new materials such as metal, wood, paper and clay. Marta spends most of her time in her studio in Brooklyn, either at the jewelry bench or at the potter’s wheel, but she also has a passion for various Marbling techniques, which she starting experimenting with in 2010. After refining her skills, she began incorporating marbled monoprints into her ceramic work, as well as offering introductory workshops to share this technique with others.


Start Date

September 10, 2016

End Date

September 10, 2016


12:00 PM - 04:30 PM


Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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