DIY Traditional Marbling at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn the art of marbling at home with this hands-on virtual class



3 hours Class size 1 to 15 (public dates), 6 to 20

label $380 (or 4 payments of $95 Afterpay)
How it works
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Book or Request your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 5 days before workshop commences. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Get ready for the marbling experience you have been waiting for! Now available to you right in your own home. Conveniently choose to have everything you need sent to you or pick and choose for yourself.

This workshop will be delivered through video, instruction sheet and live zoom class.

Traditional marbling techniques will be taught, beginning with making your own size. You'll learn to mix up paints and your teacher, Isabelle, will demonstrate step-by-step, 10 different marbling patterns for you to easily try.

We will marble primarily on paper, however, you are welcome to bring your own items to try; shells, fabric etc. One ceramic Christmas bauble is also included in your kit.

The video will demonstrate making your size and making your own marbling combs. At the live workshop, we'll demonstrate paint mixing, troubleshooting and a step-by-step guide to 10 marbled patterns.

Spaces are limited for this workshop. The closing date for booking for those requiring materials delivery is Monday 4th October.

The 'Class and Box' option gives you everything in your kit, as well as free postage anywhere in Australia.

This set of materials provide you with enough size for two marbling sessions. You can use half for the class and save the other half to make later for further practice.

Refunds:
No refunds for online workshops once materials have been sent out. A video will be sent out one week before class and a Zoom link will be sent out to you a few days before. We'll start gathering students 10 minutes before the workshop. Lateness will not be accommodated.

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle McGowan © 2022 Isabelle McGowan. All rights reserved.


Add-ons available for this class
  • Carrageenan Powder 50g and Alum 20g kit ($30)
  • 12 Watercolours Disc ($25)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. This workshop is for anyone with an interest to get started in marbling.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
What you get in your marbling kit:
  • Carrageenan Powder 60g
  • Alum 40g
  • Marbling tray
  • 50 sheets of paper
  • Skewers
  • Book board
  • Jumbo Sponge
  • Dowel
  • Gouache
  • Jars for paints
  • Droppers
  • Small brushes
  • Bristle bunches
  • A pail with a lid 5L
  • Small pail with lid 1L
What you'll need
Things you need to gather yourself:
  • Handheld blender stick (Kmart have them for $10)
  • Pegs
  • Plastic table covering
  • Table to work on
  • Hanging line of some sort
  • Towels
  • Pegs
  • Newspaper strips
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Your teacher
Isabelle McGowan
Isabelle McGowan

Florence-trained Bookbinder now based in Sydney with over 10 years teaching experience

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Make Books!

Isabelle McGowan is a Florence-trained Bookbinder working through her Bindery, the Owl & Lion. She specialises in Historical Repair and Restoration of Books, Fine Bindings and Traditional Gold Finishing.

Isabelle completed her Fine Arts Degree (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking) at the Edinburgh College of Art, in Scotland. She went on to train as a Bookbinder in Florence, Italy.

The original Owl and Lion Bindery was situated in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland.

In late 2017, Isabelle and the Owl and Lion Bindery relocated to Sydney, Australia.
Visit the Owl and Lion Bindery - we are a vibrant bindery based in the heart of Sydney.
We run the largest programme of bookbinding classes in Australia. If you want to learn to make books that folds, flaps and flips, or traditional books from scratch, we are the place to be!

This year we have programmed a series of exciting online workshops, with all things relating to the craft of bookbinding. Whether you want to expand on your crafting skills or start your bookbinding journey, we have something for you.

The Owl & Lion is now based in Sydney, Australia.
WE ARE LOCATED AT:
Suite 6.05
Precinct 75
75 Mary Street, St Peters

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Sally Sheehan Dec 2021


Isabelle was fabulous. Our kit contained everything I needed and I am feeling inspired and confident to Marble paper

Kye Merton Oct 2021


I have marvelled at beautiful marbled patterns and wondered how on earth they were created. I know a little bit more about the history of this craft now and loved every minute learning the process. Isabelle is an excellent online teacher - kind, patient, no question too silly. My paper is glorious. Can't wait to make more!
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