Saturday, June 29, 2013; 9:30 a.m.
Location: Woodlawn, 19 Black House Drive (Rte 172, Surry Rd.), Ellsworth, Maine
Contact: Woodlawn; 207-667-8671
Come to Woodlawn and make beautiful marbled paper using 17th – 19th century techniques, Saturday, June 29th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
In this hands-on workshop, artist and rare book curator, Megan Cullen, will teach participants to marble paper using 17th-19th century techniques. The morning will begin with a rare opportunity to examine some of the books from Woodlawn’s library revealing wonderful examples of marbled paper. Participants will then learn about the tools, materials and basic techniques for watercolor marbling. All supplies will be provided and participants should be prepared to get colorfully messy while splattering, combing, and swirling watercolors into decorative patterns to be printed on papers. An apron or smock is recommended. The cost is $90 for Woodlawn members/$100 for non-members and includes all materials, snack in the morning and lunch. As space is limited, please register as soon as possible by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.
As an avid fan of preserving cultural resources, Megan’s interest in marbled papers began 35 years ago while working at the Yale Center for British Art. Working with an extraordinary collection of rare books allowed her to see some of the best example of 17th-19th century marbling techniques. After much research, she re-created historic patterns, and then began to develop fanciful variations on a theme. The art of marbling requires no specific set of skills to create beautiful results and is highly addictive.
Woodlawn Museum is an educational, cultural, and recreational treasure for the people of Downeast ME. The main house is open for tours through October 31st. The public park is open year round, sunrise to sunset. 19 Black House Drive (off of the Surry Road-Rt. 172), Ellsworth, ME. For more information visit www.woodlawnmuseum.org.