Paper Marbling with Nataliia Dragunova - Historical Patterns


This Historical Patterns class is aimed at people who have already done the introduction class with Nataliia and who understand the basics. 

If you haven't marbled before and you would like to do this class you can choose to do the introduction workshop in the morning and this workshop in the afternoon.

The patterns you will explore, attempt, produce, create (it's hard to choose a word !!) are

1. Antique straight
2. Dahlia
3. Double comb
4. Gloster  
5. Peacock
6. French curl


All materials are provided. 

Nataliia Dragunova, is a qualified architect and interior designer from Kyiv, Ukraine.
She was introduced to marbling in 2011 when she saw the works of Turkish Ebru master Fatih Yesil, who later become her teacher.
Up to Feb 2022 she lead regular master classes in Kyiv for Marbling as Art and produced marbled papers for old book restoration.
She also started to use marbled patterns in interiors by transferring them on gyps, wood and fabric.
" I believe, this unique old technique can magically inspire and influence people the same way as it changed and embellished my life."

A range of finished papers produced by Natalia is on sale in Liberties Papers.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Well worth it

After doing the introductory course with Nataliia some months before, it was great to have another go, this time trying out historical styles. Nataliia was great at explaining the different techniques and troubleshooting.

Nicola Donegan
A magical experience

I recently attended both the Introduction to Marbling in the morning and the Historical Patterns class in the afternoon. Both Sheila and Nataliia were incredibly helpful, upbeat and encouraging. I had a magical experience and I now have a collection of beautiful marbled samples that I created! I'll definitely be back. Thanks so much.

Karen Allison
Brilliant teacher

Thank you so much for the class on Ebru/marbling. Natalie was such a brilliant teacher and I left with lots of work and lots
of inspiration. Please let me know when she is back at Liberties papers as I would love to get to partake in another class.

Excellent teacher

This advanced class is perfect for anyone who wants to move from experimenting with paper marbling to refining their craft by learning classical patterns that have been used for centuries. I would recommend this class to anyone who has done Nataliia's beginners course or has some familiarity with paper marbling. Nataliia is an excellent teacher and paper marbling with new people is a very nice way to spend an afternoon.

Excellent class!

The class was so enjoyable, Natalia is an excellent and patient teacher. This was a great opportunity to build upon the skills and knowledge learned in the introduction class.

It was very interesting to see the various steps involved in creating each marbled pattern. We started with the most basic, then transformed this in different ways to create additional patterns, and by the end of the class were creating the most complex patterns. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, the time flew by!