Marbling Workshops

CREATE UNIQUE HAND-MARBLED PAPERS

 

Discover the traditional and meditative technique of painting on water: marble your own paper designs in your favourite colours and experiment with this art also known as suminagashi or ebru.


Traditional Marbling Techniques with a Modern Twist

Don't get scared by the word "traditional": My paper marbling technique is totally from this century! Marbling paper can be challenging, but I will teach you a practical way of doing it, so you can achieve high-quality paper designs in a very short time. During my marbling workshops, we will work with a bright and modern colour palette for a contemporary look.


Meditate by Creating Marbling Art

Marbling is my very art of meditation. The simple act of applying drops of paint over the marbling bath and seeing how the colours interact and mix with each other is satisfying and relaxing. When marbling, you lose some control over the piece of art you are creating. If you are a paper marbling master, you might get to reproduce more sheets of paper with the same design. But even so, each paper is a real one-of-a-kind piece of art. During my paper marbling workshops, I will show you how to create standard patterns. But you will also have the chance to explore your own creativity and create your very own designs.


Learning by Doing

That's my methodology! We will get our hands dirty in the process and learn from our own mistakes. All my marbling workshops are very practical. After a short introduction into the basic marbling tools and supplies, we will start creating step-by-step and answer all questions right away. After the workshop, you will have the option to contact me via e-mail for extra advice any time you need it!


 

On- and Offline Workshops

My bookbinding and paper studio is based in Munich, Germany. Most of my marbling workshops take place in Munich. However, every now and then I organize workshops in other German cities and also in The Netherlands.

Thanks to the Internet, you can also join one of my online marbling workshops from any corner of the earth! Take a look at my workshop calendar for upcoming dates.


Marbling Workshops in German, English and Spanish

We learn easier and faster when we learn in our mother-tongue, don't we? I am fluent in German, English and Spanish and can answer all your questions about marbling in these languages. So, don't hesitate to join one of my marbling workshops in your mother tongue!


Groups and Private Workshops

You deserve time and attention. Therefore all my marbling workshops are limited to small groups with up to 8 participants. This way we can answer all your questions about the different marbling techniques and you can work at your own pace.

If you prefer, you can also book a private marbling workshop: from 1-on-1 on-site marbling lessons to online courses, or tailor-made workshops for your family or company event. Contact me here for more information and offers.

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Save your spot now and create your very own marbled papers!

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Marbling Live Webinar

Language: English | 13.09.20

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Marbling Course in Munich

Language: German/English | October 2020

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Marbling Workshop in Munich

Language: German/English | 07.11.20

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Suminagashi & Japanese Bookbinding

Language: German/English | 22.11.20

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Private Online Class

Language: German/English/Spanish

 

FAQ's

Everything you need to know about my creative workshops

1What's included in the workshop fee?
The workshop fee gives you access to an exclusive all-round workshop experience, including:
  • a dedicated and helpful teacher and a small group of participants
  • professional advice (also available after the workshop via e-mail)
  • high-quality materials
  • a bunch of marbling tools to experiment with
  • a beautiful designed step-by-step manual with all my tips & tricks, so you can keep creating at home
  • a surprise goodie-bag with a special discount for the Indigo Shop
  • a central event location, snacks, tea and water.
  • 2Can I use a coupon code for booking a workshop?
    Yes! If you have a gift card or a coupon code, you can use it for booking one of my creative workshops. Enter the code during checkout to grant your discount.
    3What's your cancellation policy for workshops?

    Please understand that I count with you for the workshop preparations. And I hope that nothing will keep you from joining us. However, if that turns out to be the case, please take the following deadlines into consideration:

  • When cancelling up until 48 hours before the event you will get a 100% refund of your ticket (excl. 5€ administration fee)
  • When cancelling up until 24 hours before the event you will get a 50% refund of your ticket (excl. 5€ administration fee)
  • If you cancel the same day of the workshop or don’t show up, unfortunately, I cannot grant any refund
  • If you cannot attend the workshop, but want to give your ticket to another person, you are welcome to do so. Please send me an e-mail with the contact details of the person that will attend the workshop instead of you.

    In case that the workshop has to be cancelled from my side, you will get a 100% reimbursement of your ticket.

    4In which language are the workshops?

    I am fluent in German, English and Spanish and would love to teach you the secrets of marbling in all these 3 languages! Take a look at my workshop calendar for upcoming courses and workshops available in German, English and Spanish.

    If you book a private workshop, you can of course choose the language of the class.

    Furthermore, my marbling workshops are very practical, so even if you are not completely fluent in German, English or Spanish, you will be able to follow the class!

    5Do I need prior marbling experience to join a workshop?

    You need zero prior experience to join one of my marbling workshops. In fact, all the courses and workshops I am currently offering are for beginners.

    I will teach you the basic marbling techniques with all my tips & tricks and step-by-step.

    If you have already joined a marbling workshop, but you just want to refresh the technique, you are also more than welcome!

    6Do I need special tools or supplies to attend one of your workshops?
    Not at all. My (offline) workshops are all-inclusive: so relax and enjoy! You will have access to all my marbling supplies during the workshops. After the workshop, you will have the option to purchase your own tools from my curated marbling shop with a special participant discount. If you join an online workshop, you will receive a list of basic tools and materials you will need at home to follow the class. Most of the marbling supplies can also be purchased prior to the workshop in the Indigo Shop.
    7Do I need to buy or pay for extra materials during the workshop?

    Not at all! My workshops are all-inclusive, which means you can use all my marbling tools during the class at no extra cost. Besides, you will receive a material kit at the beginning of the workshop. This kit contains a well-sorted selection of papers and other crafts supplies to be used on the class projects.

    After the workshop, you can purchase marbling supplies in the Indigo Shop with a special discount :)

    8Will there be any catering service or snacks and drinks during the workshop?
    The workshop fee includes snacks, tea and water. You are welcome to bring your own bottle of water or coffee mug. Please take into consideration that depending on the venue changes may apply. In that case, you will be notified via e-mail once you book a workshop.
    9Is there any parking or public transportation nearby the workshop venue?

    I organize my workshops in different venues, usually centrally located and with easy access to public transportation. Parking on the street in big cities like Munich can be challenging. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee you a parking spot.

    Once you book a workshop, you will be notified via e-mail about the parking and public transportation options nearby the workshop location.

    10Would I be able to make the same projects at home after the workshop?

    I really hope so! The goal of my bookbinding and marbling workshops is to inspire you and teach you the basic techniques, so you can keep creating at home.

    For some marbling projects, you might need special tools and materials, which you can purchase in the Indigo Shop at a discounted rate after the workshop.

    Besides, you can always reach me via e-mail in case you have any question or need craft advice, or you can book a 1-on-1 online or offline lesson to refresh or improve the technique.

    Mastering the art of marbling can take some time and it will definitely be challenging in the beginning, but as they say: Practise makes the master. So keep creating!

    11Are the workshops suitable for children and teenagers?
    All my regular courses and workshops are made for adults. I organize children workshops from time to time, so please take a look at my workshop calendar or send me an e-mail if you are interested in booking a private workshop for your family. Most of the techniques explained during my marbling workshops are suitable for children and teenagers. I would be glad to create a special concept for your private event.
    12What are your hygiene and safety measures for workshops during Covid-19 times?
    In order to guarantee a healthy workshop environment and avoid any risk of contagion, I will work in small groups of 4 - 6 people (depending on the venue). In addition, these measures will be also taken:
  • distance of at least 1.5 - 2 meters between each participant
  • mandatory use of a mask when not seated at your workshop table
  • all workshop materials and tools will be disinfected and cleaned before and after each workshop
  • you will receive a kit at the beginning of the workshop containing the materials and tools you will need for the projects. These tools will be cleaned and disinfected prior to the workshop, so you can use them safely. If necessary, you will also receive a pair of latex hand-gloves
  • there will be hand sanitizer available: please clean your hands when you enter the venue and every time you reach for objects out of your own workshop table/workshop kit
  • if you are sick or have any symptoms related to Covid-19, I kindly ask you not to attend the workshop. You can give your spot to a friend or contact me regarding a refund or change of date.
  • Please take into consideration that these hygiene and safety measures are subjected to the local regulations, therefore changes may apply. You will be updated via e-mail once you book a workshop.