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We are so very excited to welcome Kelly into the POST studio. She is a fellow artist/maker running Workshop - a very similar style business with locations in San Francisco and Pittsburgh. Kelly will be teaching 3 workshops, in 3 days as well as doing a featured trunk show in the shop.
Friday, February 21st from 6pm to 8:30pm
Water marbling is an ancient technique of lightly applying pigments onto the surface of thickened water in order to create beautiful, swirling designs that may be transferred onto a range of different surfaces such as paper, leather, fabric, and more!
In this hands-on Intro to Water Marbling class, you will learn about the origins of marbling art and how it was applied in different cultures. You will learn about how to prepare a marbling bath from water and a special marbling solution, and using different DIY tools and marbling colors, you will create mesmerizing, psychedelic color patterns on the surface of the bath. Once you’re happy with your kaleidoscope-like design, we’ll show you how to properly dip paper, leather, wood, and fabric into the bath in order to perfectly transfer your trippy patterns onto each different object!
This class is perfect for anyone who sometimes feels intimidated by arts and crafts, because the process requires no previous art experience and it is relatively easy to create impressive, unique, and beautiful designs.
This class is a fun one and you can make some really stunning things.
In this class you will receive:
- Four (4) marbled leather or wood coasters
- Various marbled papers
- Your choice of 2 fun accessories - a pair of wood earrings and/or a leather keychain (which we will assemble at the end of class)
- Small zine with pointers, tips & resources to take home
About the Instructor:
Kelly Malone Martin, founder of WorkshopSF & WorkshopPGH, Artist & Maker has been making since her 20s with a variety of loves including woodworking, leather, sewing, fiber arts & more. She regularly creates custom furniture, marbled leather goods, installations and punch needle art. Kelly has 2 Siberian cats, her husband Dan also works at Workshop; she usually has an apron full of screws and hardware and sawdust falls out of her bra nightly pretty much. You can find her on instagram @KellyMaloneMakes.
+ Aprons will be provided, but please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. The paints can stain your clothing.
+ No experience necessary.
+ This class is appropriate for ages 14 and over.
+ All tools/supplies/materials will be provided.
+ Refreshments will be served.
+ Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly.
POST Workshop Details:
+ All workshops are held at POST, located at 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215
+ On-street parking is free and plentiful. Our exterior is well-lit and secure.
+ Please arrive on time or a little early to settle in before the class begins. The shop will be open for browsing and buying.
+ Let us know if you have a need for any accommodations that we can plan for in advance. Although we have 2 small steps at the front entry, our side door is wheelchair accessible. Our workshops are held in a production studio setting, but we will attempt to make the space functional for those with physical limitations, special needs, severe allergies, etc. Please be in touch if you have any questions.
+ Upon arrival, please check in with POST staff. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the workshop. POST assumes no liability for accidents or injuries. Create at your own risk.
+ All are welcome here. This is a safe space for learning, creating, and connecting. Bigotry, misogyny, rude/inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
Workshop registration fees are not refundable. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible. Seats are limited and the projects/materials are carefully planned to accommodate a certain number of students. If you cannot attend and you give us at least 7 days notice, we will issue a credit for the full amount of your registration fee. The credit may be applied towards a workshop of your choosing. The credit is good for a one-time transfer and will expire 90 days after the original workshop date.
If you do not provide us with 7 days notice before canceling, you will not be given a credit however, your seat may be transferred to a friend. Please let us know if someone will be coming in your place.
If a workshop is cancelled by POST for any reason (weather, illness, etc) we will contact all students and issue refunds for the full amount of the registration fee.
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