Advanced 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 advanced approach to the ancient art of paper marbling.  During this 6 hour workshop, students will extend their knowledge of marbling creating more advanced patterns and techniques for a wider range of artistic expression.  Basics wil be refreshed, but the majority of this class will cover new techniques not covered in the intruductory class, Each student will create between 15-20 sheets of marbled paper.


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, March 4th, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm



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 one instructor


Cost: $150 per person


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


*THE CLASS IS FULL - Please watch for our upcoming Book Binding Class, which will be scheduled soon.