Suminagashi Marbling

suminagashi marbling
suminagashi marbling
suminagashi marbling
suminagashi marbling
suminagashi marbling
suminagashi marbling
A complete Suminagashi marbling piece. Brown, light blue, and yellow shapes swirl within each other.

Event Info

This one-day, online workshop takes place on Zoom on Tuesday, December 6, from 6pm to 8pm ET.

  • Tuesday, December 6, 6pm-8pm ET

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on November, 29, at 11:59pm ET.


About the Workshop:

Join marbling artist and CBA Instructor Sheryl Oppenheim for this virtual introductory workshop on the magical Japanese art of Suminagashi for adults and youth ages 10+ (with supervision).

Participants will create patterns with ink on water then transfer their designs onto paper. Suminagashi is the oldest known form of marbling—dating back to at least the 12th century— and is distinct from marbling practices in Turkey, Iran, and Europe. In Oppenheim’s workshop, each participant will learn to create their very own Suminagashi marbled paper from the comfort of their own home.

Please Note: This virtual class is not recorded and students must participate live online.


Required Materials:

Required Materials:

Please contact education@centerforbookarts.org if you are having difficulty sourcing your materials for this workshop.


About Sheryl Oppenheim

Sheryl Oppenheim is a painter, paper marbler, and maker of illegible books, an idea she first became interested in after seeing the work of Bruno Munari, and through her proximity to books, bookbinders, and marbled paper at her first job in New York, at a bookbinding supply house. She began marbling paper in 2011 and began learning Suminagashi in 2016.

Her artist books and prints are included in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library, the Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center, the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.


All images courtesy of the instructor. 

All workshops at Center for Book Arts are subject to our cancellation policy: Fixed-rate classes:Virtual Classes: In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future. All workshops at CBA are subject to our cancellation policies. Pay-what- you-can classes:

In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future. All workshops at CBA are subject to our cancellation policies.

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