2014 Festival Workshops- Paper Marbling with John C. Bielik


Our third workshop offering for the 2014 Jane Austen Festival…Paper Marbling.

This workshop is intended to be an introduction to the Turkish style of paper marbling.  This variety of marbling is different from most marbling done in the world today.  Historically appropriate materials and techniques of the paper marbler will be the foundation of this class.  Instruction will include discussion and application of basic tools, materials, and technique.  There will be plenty of time to create a variety of patterns. It is important to wear clothing that can become stained with paint. This warning applies to shoes, also.

John C. Bielik is an itinerant artisan, instructor, and historic trades interpreter. He received a B.F.A. from Missouri State University(Springfield) and an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Creative influences have been through experiences as a teacher, student, graphic designer, and artist. John combines these experiences with an interest in history and the historic trades of papermaking, bookbinding, and paper marbling. He has held classes in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. John has performed his historically inspired demonstrations at Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts, the Harvest Celebration at Dollywood,Tennessee, The Boone Home in Missouri, The Lincoln Log Cabin historic site in Illinois, The Cataraugus and Erie County Fairs in New York, New York State Fair in Syracuse, Champlain Valley Exposition in Vermont, The Shelburne Museum in Vermont, and the Eastern States Exposition in Massachusetts.  John’s paper and products are featured in the shops at Colonial Williamsburg, the Atheneum at Historic New Harmony, Indiana, as well as other retail venues.  In 2011, John’s marbled paper was selected for inclusion onto Early American Life Magazine Directory of Traditional American Crafts.

2014 Festival Workshops cost $25.  Registration for the Festival (admission, workshops, Grand Ball, four course afternoon tea, etc.) begins June 2nd.  Visit our website, jasnalouisville.com, for more information.


About JASNA Greater Louisville Region

Non-profit organization celebrating the life of Jane Austen. The Greater Louisville Region is part of the national organization, Jane Austen Society of North America. We have members from Southern Indiana and the Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky area. Hosts of the largest Jane Austen Festival in North America that takes place each year in July at Locust Grove, located in Louisville, Kentucky.
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