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Make+Take: Suminagashi Marbling

September 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Let’s Make+Take!

Wednesday, September 20, 7-9pm

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About this Workshop:

Suminagashi-style paper marbling is the centuries-old process of painting on water. Ink is floated on the water’s surface and swirled around using breath and brushes. Paper is set on top of the water’s surface, resulting in swirling patterns and organic designs. In this Make+Take you’ll learn about the methods and materials, then explore ways to create a variety of designs. The paper marbling process is perfect for all makers and learners, especially those just beginning to explore creative practices.

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary!

Registration closes September 10, 2023 and all materials are provided.

Sample images by Kelly Laughlin


Registration includes all the materials necessary for class—just come ready to have fun! In addition, students may wish to bring the following optional items as well:

  • Personal apron (waterproof is recommended, but a sturdy kitchen apron will do)
  • Sturdy shoes with good tread—the studio floor can get a bit slippery when wet. Comfortable shoes are key though, as you’ll be on your feet most of the day.
  • A notepad and pen for taking notes


Selene LaMarca is a graphic designer and fine artist working in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. She creates experimental photographic work, often through by-passing the standard camera to work directly with light sensitive materials. LaMarca earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She currently teaches courses in graphic design, darkroom and digital photography. Learn more about her work at selenelamarca.com.



“Having a person there to troubleshoot the challenges is what makes it so much more useful than a YouTube video. And Selene was clearly well experienced with the technique.”

—Recent Workshop Attendee

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