Introduction to Paper Marbling Class!

Paper Marbling is an ancient method of painting by floating color on a viscous solution and transferring the color onto paper or fabric.  Each print is unique.


Description: An introduction to the ancient art of paper marbling where students will learn the marbling process, its history and terminology as well as the artistic aspects of color combination and marbling. This class focuses on acrylic marbling. Each student will create 4 small sheets (8.5x11”) and 10 large sheets of marbled paper (18x24”) while learning several common marbled patterns: chevron, peacock, stone and freestyle.


Marbled paper can be used for many applications such as bookbinding, cards, invitations, and unique gifts. Limited only by one’s imagination, the art of marbling provides endless ways to express one’s creative vision.


About the Instructor: Book restorer, bookbinder, and marbler Robin Ashby has trained at the School for Bookbinding Arts in Winchester, VA, under Master Bookbinder Jill Deiss. Robin pursued additional instruction at North Bennett Street School in Boston, MA. Over the years, his practice has grown to include more paper marbling as he enjoyed honing his skills with some of the world's best marblers, including Regina and Dan St John of Chena River Marblers.


Date & Time:

Saturday, June 11, 2022

9:00am - 3:00pm



Chadds Ford Historical Society

1736 Creek Road

Chadds Ford, PA  19317


Length: 6 hours including 30-minute break for lunch.  Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch, and an apron to wear.


Class Size: limited to 8 students, guided by two instructors


Cost: $149 per person + $35 Materials Cost ($184 total)


Registration: To sign up for the class, please contact Sandi Johnson at the office 610-388-7376 or by email