Try marbling at the 2016 Charlotte Mini Maker Faire

Marbling is the art of creating designs with floating paint. This illusive art form has been around since the 1100s, with its original purpose as backgrounds for official documents and signatures to prevent forgery.

Today marbling is a fun, expressive technique with an endless variety of patterns and color combinations to create. Thinned acrylic paint is dripped onto a surface of thickened water and is manipulated with anything from combs to sticks, or even brushes, to create layered, colorful designs.

Christine Lukowittsch, owner of Little Lotte Studio, will lead two marbling workshops at this year’s Charlotte Mini Maker Faire. Try your hand at this fascinating craft from noon – 12:45 p.m. or 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. inside Discovery Place Science. Workshops are first come, first serve, and capacity is limited, so be sure to arrive early for best availability!

Christine has been a maker of custom art dyes and unique upcycled apparel since 2009. Her passion for dyeing comes from the way chemistry and symmetry work together to create a unique work of art.

At the faire, guests will be able to experiment with marbling, swirling and dragging a special design of their very own onto recycled materials! What will you create?