Paper Marbling with Coptic-Style Binding

Taught by Jenniffer Omaitz

Learn the art of marbling, and then utilize it to create a unique book of your own. You will spend your first day learning traditional and contemporary paper marbling. The second day, use your hand marbled paper as a cover for a small book. You will learn a coptic-style binding, which will allow your book to lay flat when open. At the end of the weekend, you will walk away with both an understanding of marbling and having dipped your toes into the art of the book.



Jenniffer Omaitz lives and works out of her studio 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. Omaitz is an abstract painter and installation artist with a practice that spans over 15 years. In 2016, Omaitz, a.k.a. Jenniffer Collier started JC Marbling after 14 months of independent research and experimentation with marbling. JC Marbling and Book Arts was founded to pursue the practice of marbling, book arts, and as a teaching outreach for the craft of marbling. She currently sells her handmade books and cards at Lovely Somethings, in Bath, OH, BayArt in Bay Village, OH, Troppus Projects in Kent, OH, and Uncommon Art in Hudson.

Supply List

  • Bone folder*

  • Curved needles

  • PVA glue

  • Brush and dish for applying glue

  • Extra paper and supplies if students want to make more than one book.

  • Awl

  • Scissors

  • Lunch and a beverage 

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.

DATE Sat, June 13th - Sun, June 14th

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $225

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Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103  |  Phone 216.361.9255


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