Period paper artisan to lead paper marbling workshop on Saturday at Hannibal Arts Council

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John Bielik | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Arts Council

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Arts Council will be the host a paper marbling workshop with John Bielik of Period Paper Artisan on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main.  

The paper marbling workshop is intended to be an introduction to Middle Eastern style of paper marbling. Instruction will include discussion and application of basic tools, materials and technique. There will be time during the 2 1/2-hour workshop to create a variety of patterns and make a sizeable stack of marbled papers. All supplies/tools will be provided.

Bielik has been selected as one of America’s best and listed in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts by Early American Life Magazine. Bielik describes himself as an itinerant artisan, instructor and historic trades interpreter. His creative work is influenced by history and channeled through the historic trades of papermaking, book binding and paper marbling. His work is featured in the shops at colonial Williamsburg.  More about him is available at periodpaperartisan.com.

The class size is limited to eight participants, with ages 12 and up welcome. The cost for the workshop is $50 for the general public and $40 for HAC members. Registration is required. To register for the workshop, go to https://hannibalartscouncil.eventbrite.com, call 573-221-6545 or stop by HAC, 105 S. Main.

The workshop is sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council and Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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