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Learn a craft and a new skill with ROCWORX

 

A termly newsletter is sent with news, upcoming events and workshop dates. Spring term dates will be released in February.

My marbling workshops tend to book up very quickly, so I offer them first to my newsletter subscribers, before announcing dates and venues on social media.  My intermediary marbling on textiles and the leatherwork workshops will take place late Spring/Summer 2024.

As a sustainable artist, I limit printed materials, all course materials are emailed after the event.  I also offer marbling kits to purchase which contain all you need to successfully marble at home.  We use the tools in the kit in our workshop.  

To book a workshop, please see individual Workshops.  A description of each workshop is below.

Get in touch if you are a community group, as I offer discounted price for large groups

Contact me:  hello@rocworx.co.uk

  

Marbling paper books made in the workshops
 Books made at Beginners Marbling Paper
and Simple Bookmaking Workshop

 

MARBLING WORKSHOPS

 

Introduction to Marbling on Paper (Adults)

3 hours

Max class size 8

£55

In this fun, fast paced workshop, you’ll learn four basic, colourful marbling patterns, combining traditional European, Turkish and Japanese techniques  

You will learn how to prepare your papers for marbling, prepare your paints and use tools to make your patterns. 

All equipment and materials are provided, including an apron and gloves. I suggest bringing an old pair of shoes to change into, as the paint can splash.  

 

Hen Parties: Marble your Wedding Stationery

3 hours

Max class size 8

£65

If you want to be creative for your special occasion, join me to make unique wedding, or reception stationery.  We will marble prepared paper and card to make your wedding stationery plus handmade paper confetti.  The pattern cards will then be printed with your wedding or reception  details.  We can also make postcards for "save the date", or wedding invitations and smaller cards make unusual mini menus and place names for the reception.

For the bride, who loves colour and pattern, this session offers a few hours of creative fun, creating colourful patterns with your bridesmaids and family, to make your special day extra unique and individual.

All materials, plus bubbly and canapés are included.  Your stationery will be finished by a local printmaker in a font of your choice.

Get in touch to discuss further hello@rocworx.co.uk 

 

Beginners Sumingashi Marbling Workshop (Adults)

3 hours

Class size 6-8

£25.00

 

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the history of this ancient marbling craft and the techniques and tools needed to create organic patterns.  

This is a mindful, calming class, where we use breath work to create our patterns.  This is a therapeutic class, known to help with anxiety.

All equipment and materials are provided, including an apron and gloves.

 

 

Suminagashi stitched notebook with tools
 

Beginners Paper Marbling and Simple Bookmaking Workshop (Adults)

Class size 6-8

10am-4pm

£85.00


In this full day workshop, you’ll learn four basic, colourful marbling patterns, combining traditional European, Turkish and Japanese techniques.

You will learn how to prepare your papers for marbling, prepare your paints and use tools to make your patterns. 

All equipment and materials are provided, including an apron and gloves. I suggest bringing an old pair of shoes to change into, as the paint can splash.  

After lunch, we will use the patterns made to make two simple books and an origami folded  bookmark. Some cutting, glueing and stitching is involved.

Tea, coffee and biscuits, plus materials are included. Lunch is not included, but we have a friendly, local pub and a farm café, either a short walk or few minutes drive away.  

 

Intermediary Marbling on Textiles: Bookmaking Workshop (Adults)

Class size 4-6

10am - 4.30pm

£95 

 

Following on from learning to marble basic patterns on paper, this intermediary course teaches you how to marble more patterns using combs, before marbling on prepared cotton fabric to make a unique marbled cloth covered book.  You will choose from a variety of patterns to create your fabric pattern.

You will marble the prepared fabric in the morning, then make a fabric hard covered book in the afternoon.  

Tea, coffee and biscuits, plus materials are included. Lunch is not included, but we have a friendly, local pub and a farm café, either a short walk or few minutes drive away.

 

Intermediary Marbling in Textiles: Lampshade Workshop (Adults)

10am - 4.30pm

Class size 4 

£155 

 

Following on from learning to marble basic patterns on paper, this intermediary course teaches you how to marble more patterns using combs to then marble on prepared cotton to make a unique lampshade for your home.

You will marble the fabric in the morning, then be shown how to make a lampshade in the afternoon.

Choose from two lampshade sizes:

1) Make a tea light lantern and a 20cm drum shade 

2) Make a 30cm drum shade 

Tea, coffee and biscuits, plus materials are included. Lunch is not included, but we have a friendly, local pub and a farm café, either a short walk or few minutes drive away.

 

Marbled lampshades for workshops

 Stone pattern drum lampshades and tea lantern

 


LEATHER WORKSHOPS

 

Introduction to Leatherwork: Make an Envelope Style Clutch Bag

10-4.30pm

Class size 2-4

£125 - £155

 

Make a simple envelope pouch/clutch.  Offered in choice of two sizes, A5 and A4. Using quality British veg-tanned leather, you will learn to cut a template pattern, burnish the leather edges, punch holes for riveting and stitch marks, before saddle stitching on a marbled back pocket and stitch strengthening the corners.  

You will assemble using British made fixings, then be shown how to care for the leather using beeswax and finally personalise with your initials. 

The booking form will offer a choice of leather colours and option to choose to make in size A5 or A4

Tea, coffee and biscuits, plus materials are included. Lunch is not included, but we have a friendly, local pub and a farm café, either a short walk or few minutes drive away.  

 

 

Workshops attendees at Craftfestival

Happy leather workshop attendees
Craftfestival, Bovey Tracey 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

ROCWORX® reserves the right to cancel courses.  If this occurs, you will be offered an alternative course date, or a full refund of your course fees.

If you have to cancel less than 4 weeks prior to the start of the workshop/course/taster session, please see refund structure below.

Amount of cancellation charges for Weekend, Day Workshops and Taster 3 hour sessions

  • Up to 4 weeks before 50% (50% of fees refunded)
  • Up to 2 weeks before 80% (20% of fees refunded)
  • Up to 1 week before 90% (10% of fees refunded)
  • Less than 7 days before 100% (0% of fees refunded)


COPYRIGHT POLICY

Everyone is welcome to attend my workshops, including other artists.  

By booking a marbling (Suminagashi or European) workshop, you confirm you will not use my class format, guidance materials on the course and in my marbling kits, for commercial purposes, to use and run your own classes or make similar or the same products. 

All copyright, design rights and intellectual property rights existing in our designs and products,  in the images, texts and design of our website/marketing material are and will remain the property of ROCWORX For Best For Everyday® We will treat any infringement of these rights seriously.


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