October 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
This class is an introduction to Paper Marbling. Various forms of Paper marbling have been practiced in Japan and China as early as the 12 century. Paper Marbling has been closely related to book arts since the 15th and 16th centuries, originating in Turkey and later throughout Europe. Paper Marbling requires using whisks or other tools to drop paint over a thickened sizing. After laying the paper on the sizing surface, the colors and patterns are transferred to the paper piece, creating a unique one-off print.
What you will learn:
Students will learn various paper marbling techniques using modern materials, tools, and contemporary approaches in this class. Students will learn step-by-step how to prepare materials for paper marbling. They will learn how to prep the carrageenan sizing, apply an alum mordant to the paper, and prepare water-based acrylic paint for marbling. Students will leave with a variety of marbled papers. We will discuss how participants can incorporate marbling with book arts, mixed-media collages, and more. Students are highly encouraged to be experimental.
About the Instructor:
Derek Chan was born in Berkeley, California and is an artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He received a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago. His work draws upon symbols, cultural mythology, spiritual beliefs, and the power of supernatural phenomena. While working primarily in painting and mixed-media collage, his projects have also included elements of performance, installation, and moving image with sound. He uses these varied approaches to share forgotten and under-told stories.
Since 2013, Derek has incorporated paper marbling techniques into his work with mixed-media collage. Derek is passionate about sharing knowledge about paper marbling and its evolution through traditional and experimental approaches. He has taught paper and textile marbling workshops at the Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Fe, NM), Ah Haa (Telluride, CO), Roswell Museum (Roswell, NM), and Bones Springs Art Space (Roswell, NM), among others. From fall 2017- spring 2019, Derek was an adjunct faculty in painting and drawing at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
More about Derek and his work can be found at derekchan.info