Pietro Accardi – Intensive marbling on paper and fabric

Instructor: Pietro Accardi

Number of Days: 3 Days Skill Level: All levels Material fee: $ 70 Maximum Number of Student: 12

Workshop Description:

All that you need to know about marbling on paper and fabric (silk and cotton).Also we’ll talk about working with metallic paint (on paper) and how to create your own book cloth. We’ll discuss color theory and explore simple (and effective) ways to use the color wheel to create beautiful combination of colors. The last day, students will create their own marbled scarves.The goal is to marble 20-30 sheets of paper and 10 fabrics plus two silk scarves (15″x60″).

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

An Apron and comfortable shoes.

Materials Provided by Instructor:

   Carrageenan,trays for marbling,primed paper and all the parafernalia needed for marbling on fabric and paper Prerequisites: 

Instructor Bio:

Pietro is native to the northwestern Italian city of Turin where his father  Gaetano founded and operated the printing press “Tipografia Accardi.” His youth spent in the press lead him to  paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. Pietro established “La Legatoria del Sole,” an artisanal bookbindery in Turin. It served Turin’s Municipal  Archives, public and university libraries. After coming to the U.S. he started teaching at the “San Francisco Center for the Book”. Together with his wife Vanessa he  has founded Accardi Book Arts: a book arts studio and bindery in Gardnerville to preserve the tradition of handmade books. Website: www.accardibookarts.com