Suminagashi Marbling

A complete Suminagashi marbling piece. Brown, light blue, and yellow shapes swirl within each other.
suminagashi marbling
suminagashi marbling
Sheryl Oppenheim headshot. In black & white
Sheryl Oppenheim headshot. In black & white

Event Info

This online class will take place via Zoom on:

  • Wednesday, July 13, 6–8pm

About the Workshop

Marbling artist and CBA Instructor Sheryl Oppenheim teaches this virtual introductory workshop for adults and youth ages 13+ (with supervision) on the magical Japanese art of Suminagashi. Suminagashi is the oldest known form of marbling—dating back to at least the 12th century— and is totally distinct from marbling practices in Turkey, Iran, and Europe. In Oppenheim’s class, each student 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

This class requires a variety of specialty materials. Click here to view the complete list–>

Please contact if you are having difficulty sourcing your materials for this workshop.

About the Instructor

Sheryl Oppenheim was born in 1983 and raised in Orlando, Florida.

She 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.

She has participated in recent exhibitions at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Sadie Halie Projects, Deanna Evans Projects, International Print Center New York, Small Editions, and the Cranbrook Museum of Art.

Oppenheim received her BA from Brandeis University and her MFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art.

She lives and works in New York City.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

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.

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