Given the educational objectives of the course, I focused the workshop on the creation of traditional paper marbling patterns popular in Europe and the United States in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. We also discussed the challenges of researching and learning historical paper marbling patterns, since there is no single, agreed-upon lexicon for describing the patterns.
You can download the pattern flowchart I created for this workshop here:
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- Cockerell, Sydney. Marbling as a School Subject. Hitchin, England : G.W. Russell, Educational Handicrafts, 1934.
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- Pazar, Emily. The Progress of the Art : Paper Marbling in the United States, 1880-1950. MA thesis. University of Delaware/Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. 2016.
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