Monday, January 17, 2011

Marbled Papers and Chinese Lantern Box

Steve Pittelkow will travel to the Cheltenham Center for the Arts as a visiting artist from Minnesota. As a bookbinder, Steve Pittelkow’s interest in marbled designs stems from a longtime desire to personalize his own books with distinctive papers and cloth. Steve especially enjoys teaching the craft and revealing the secrets for successful marbling. He is one of the best marbling instructors in the country and we are thrilled to have him come to teach. Over the years, Steve has experimented with a wide variety of paints and papers in his quest for materials that allow students a rich and successful marbling experience. Students will spend the first day of class creating marbled papers. Steve will teach four or five traditional marbled patters, explain color and pigment placement ‐ giving individual attention to each student. The second day of class will be spent using the papers created to construct a Chinese Lantern Box. The Chinese Lantern Box is a simple hexagon box on the inside and a beautiful, yet sturdy lantern shape on the outside. Easy to construct and cover, this box will become a favorite. All materials will be supplied by the instructor. Bring your lunch and your creativity!

Instructor: Steve Pittelko
Day/Time: Saturday, January 22, 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday, January 23, 9 am to 4 pm, Class#: W19, Room A
Tuition: $200
Cheltenham Center for the Arts – 439 Ashebourne Road, Cheltenham, PA 19012
Phone: 215.379.4660
To register, call Lisa Heller at the Center or email:

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