Make your own, completely unique marbled paper with Richard Reitz-Smith!

Date: Mar 17-18, 2018
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Workshop Fee: $475
Class Size: 8

Paper marbling is a centuries old process that has historically been used throughout the world to add an intense dash of beauty and decorative interest to books and scrolls, but the marbled paper you make in this course will be perfect for any paper based project–from end papers and book covers to notebooks and collage. In just two days, you’ll have an incredible stash of one-of-a-kind papers to use in your next project, or to hang on your wall!

This 2-day course will be full of demos, showing students how to make 10 traditional designs, including the chevron, the french curl, and the thistle. You will have your own marbling station, so there will be ample time for practice and experimentation. Students will also take turns making a larger design at a special station meant to accommodate bigger paper.

Because each student gets to take home their trays, rakes, combs, paint droppers, and instructional handouts, you’ll have all the knowledge and materials you need to continue creating and experimenting at home!

Lunch each day is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.

Header Image Credit: Richard Reitz Smith

Instructor: Richard Reitz Smith

Richard Reitz Smith, recently, was selected as Book Artist in Residence at Maine Media Workshops + College where he wrote, illustrated, printed and bound a limited-edition abecedary of alliterative haiku.

Richard received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in painting and illustration. After working for three years developing products for Crayola and Liquitex, he returned to school and earned an MFA in graphic design (Tyler School of Art- Temple University). Then started a five-year tour of universities as an art and design professor which led him to New York City where he taught at Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts. While doing this, he freelanced as an illustrator and graphic designer for companies like The GAP, Macy's, American Craft Museum, Metlife, Pearson Education and Scholastic. Then he took positions at Clicquot, Inc. and Clinique Cosmetics consecutively. For Clinique Cosmetics, he managed multi-million-dollar, international, seasonal product and promotional launches as the director of package design-worldwide. For Clicquot, Inc. he was a one-person art department for the wine importer/promoter of Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Bouchard and many other ultra premium wines.