Japanese woodblock class

Class at the ink shop October
2014

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Student work from 2014

Here are some of the artworks created by my students, both elementary and secondary,  this year. Line design: fourth grade(tburg),  Dinos: 2nd grade (Poland),  Flower crayon resists: 1st grade (Poland), Collages: kindergarten, Prints and stamps: 2nd grade(tburg), Self portraits: High school (MWPAI pre college program)

Paper marbling samples

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Yesterday I learned to marble both with carageenen and in the suminagashi style.  The examples above are with carageenen on Canson paper. 
Steps:
Prep: Blend 3 scoops carageenen with 6 cups water
Let sit over night.
Mix 1 tbsp alum with 1 cup warm water to dissolve (wear gloves). Coat paper wIth alum and let dry.
To marble: apply golden fluid acrylic to surface of carageenen in a tray.  You can paint or splatter. Use a comb for certain patterns. Lay paper flat on the surface and smooth to remove bubbles.  Peel up and rinse with cold water until paper is no longer slimy.

Suminagashi: put “float paper” circles in a tray of water,  and drop color into the paper to create circles and patterns.

Both are surprisingly easy and give great results!
See patterns : university of washington and at http://www.designsponge.com/2013/02/past-present-marbled-paper-round-up.html