Suminagashi is a centuries-old Japanese art of marbling paper, predating techniques used in the West. The materials are simple: ink, a tray that can be filled with 1 or 2 inches (2.54 – 5 c.m. approx.) of water, and paper that can be floated in water without tearing or buckling. No thickening agent is needed in the water.
This workshop will be taking place on Saturday November 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Porcupine Art Club’s Headquarters in Roy Nicholson Park (intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue) in Timmins.
The cost is $7.00 for P.A.C. members, and $10.00 for non-members.
Supplies included are Suminagashi ink, paper, and letter-sized water trays. Suggested items to bring are additional types of unsized paper or cloth (e.g. silk) for experimentation, larger water trays (e.g. Jelly Roll Pan; have to be large enough to float your paper flat), and blank newsprint for transporting damp paper home. Dress comfortably and in clothing that can get stained.
Sign-up by emailing porcupineartclub[at]gmail.com Registration is first come, first served. Your payment can be made at workshop – cash or cheque.