Suminagashi Marbling Workshop (10-1pm) Date
March 18, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
TALAS, 330 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York

Course Fee $125 ($100 class fee + $25 materials fee)

Class is limited to 8 students.  Email to register and book your spot!

In this three-hour workshop, learn the 1000 year old Japanese decorative paper technique of Suminagashi or “Floating Ink.”  Using finely ground pigments to create floating multicolor patterns atop a water size to be printed on a sheet of paper.

Suminagashi is considered a form of meditation, where every breath and emotion of the maker is captured in the pattern on paper.

Students will take home 30-40 marbled papers from their session.

Provided Tools:

  • 18″ x 25″ vat
  • Sumi Brushes
  • Drying Racks
  • Mouth Atomizer

Provided Materials:

  • Boko Undo Ink
  • Ox Gall / Photoflo / Soap
  • 2 sheets of 22″ x 15″ Zerkall Copperplate
  • 2 sheets of 19″ x 11″ Thai Mulberry Paper
  • 25 sheets of 16″ x 20″ Mohawk 24lb Paper
  • 20 sheets of 20″ x 30″ Newsprint Paper

Course Fee $125 ($100 class fee + $25 materials fee)

Class is limited to 8 students.  Email to register and book your spot!


About the Instructor:

Christin Ripley is an artist and designer based in Catskill, NY. Received her BFA from The Cooper Union in 2005. She has held residencies, internships and volunteered at: The Center for Book Arts, Pyramid Atlantic, Dieu Donne, Women Studio Workshop, Brooklyn Museum Library, and Booklyn.

Her studio practice uses sculpture, printmaking, marbling, sewing, woodworking, papermaking and bookbinding techniques to produce work in four focused areas:

  1. Objects ‘n the Round, a line of functional objects including: pillows, bags, and notebooks. All designed, printed and fabricated in studio.
  2. Community Supported Editions (CSE), a subscription based art project using the farmer’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. Only instead of distributing food, each CSE member annually gets a piece of edition-based art.
  3. Collaborations and Commissions, providing services in sign-painting, sewing, printed fabric by the yard, prototyping, and fabricating.
  4. Workshops, teaching bookbinding, marbling, paste-paper, relief printing on fabric in the NY Capital district, Hudson Valley, and New York City.