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    Explore this fascinating
    Japanese paper marbling
    technique using water-based
    boku. The name suminagashi
    literally means spilled ink. Liz
    will teach you to create
    intricate, patterned rice papers
    using this ancient method and
    then learn how to use these
    papers to build gorgeous
    layered collages and finished
    paintings using acrylic paints.
    Liz will provide students with
    examples, suggestions, and
    plenty of feedback in this one-
    of-a-kind workshop. No prior
    marbling experience needed,
    but participants should have
    basic acrylic painting skills.
    Liz’s work has been published
    in Watercolor Artist Magazine,
    Artist’s Magazine, and the
    North Light publications
    AcrylicWorks4 and
    AcrylicWorks6.
 
Liz Walker

Suminagashi Marbling: From
Patterned Paper to Finished
Painting
Watermedia and Collage  studio
all levels welcome

July 23 - 25, 2020. Bend, OR
$495

Registration Open


    Class Outline

    Day 1: Learn how to create beautiful marbled papers using sumi inks dropped from small paintbrushes into a tray of
    water and printed on rice paper. Patterns and special colorful effects are achieved using a bamboo stylus and
    eyedroppers. This process is meditative, mesmerizing, and creates subtle, found-in-nature patterns and rings that
    are one-of-a-kind. We will create dozens of marbled rice papers, and marble on other heavier papers, sheet music,
    and other ephemera.

    Day 2:  Liz’s slideshow will illustrate how some of her paintings started, progressed, and were brought to a
    satisfying conclusion. She will demo her step by step process of turning simple marbled papers into paintings, and
    the class will set to work on their own pieces. We’ll glue our rice papers to our substrates, and use acrylic paints
    and collage to complement and enhance the suminagashi marbling.

    Day 3: Discover several non-standard marbling techniques and ways of handling the paper in the tray to create
    some surprise pieces. We’ll learn how to mask off parts of the paper to save it from marbling and how to pre-paint
    areas of the paper before we marble. Students may choose to continue to marble or they may further develop their
    paintings in progress.

          


    Liz Walker, who creates award-winning marbled paintings in her studio in Portland OR, has been teaching marbling
    (both acrylic and suminagashi) for nearly a decade. She received her BA in Art from Trinity University in San
    Antonio, TX. Her work has been exhibited widely in regional and national shows, and her Signature memberships
    include: NWS, NWWS, ISEA, and WFWS