Suminagashi: The Art of Japanese Marbling

Taught by Linh My Truong

Suminagashi is the Japanese art of marbling, which translates to “floating ink.” When ink brushes are dipped in water, they create hypnotic, swirling patterns, reminiscent of natural phenomenons from wood grains to the cosmos. You will explore this meditative practice using different tools and substances to manipulate the patterns while creating monoprints on paper and silk. You can use the paper supplied in this workshop, or you can bring your paper from our previous Eastern workshop, “Japanese Papermaking.”



Linh My Truong is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working with textiles, ceramics, metal, and electronics. Through her exploration of the Japanese marbling art of suminagashi and her penchant for hard geometric forms, her work finds a place between chaos theory and an ordered universe. Her application of technology uses light to create immersive art installations, bringing traditional art forms into the 21st century.

Supply List

  • Additional paper to experiment with is optional (printmaking or Japanese paper is best)

  • Lunch and a beverage

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

DATE Sat, August 1st

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $125

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