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Marbling: Beginning to Intermediate Workshop
Marbling: Beginning to Intermediate Workshop

Sat, May 25


Morgan Conservatory

Marbling: Beginning to Intermediate Workshop

Learn the ancient art of marbling on paper in this two-day workshop taught by Jennifer Omaitz.

Date + Time

May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – May 26, 2024, 4:00 PM

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


Students will explore color combinations and marbling techniques through both traditional (Ebru) and non-traditional approaches on paper. Marbling consists of suspending inks on a bed of thickened water (carrageenan). These inks are raked through a series of swirls, zig-zags, and other gestures to transform a design. The outcome is then transferred onto a surface of choice. Beginner through intermediate students are welcome. Previous experience with marbling is not necessary; a thorough introduction and series of demos will guide students through the workshop experience.

Student Supply List: 

- Any special paper (pre-alumed) 

- Apron 

- Gloves (if preferred) 

- Lunch 

- Sketchbook for notes

Instructor Bio: Jennifer Omaitz (1979, Cleveland, OH) lives in Kent, OH. She holds an M.F.A. in painting from Kent State University and a B.F.A. in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art. In 2016, Omaitz started JC Marbling after 14 months of independent research and experimentation with marbling. JC Marbling & Book Arts was founded to pursue the practice of marbling, book arts, and as a teaching platform for the craft of marbling. Omaitz currently works as an Interior Design instructor at Kent State and the Morgan Paper Conservatory and sells her handmade products at a variety of retailers in North East Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and at the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts.

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