Opportunity to discover paper marbling set for Saturday at Hannibal Arts Council

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Instructor John Bielik of Shelbyville, Mo., has been selected one of America’s best. He is listed in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts by Early American Life Magazine. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Arts Council

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Arts Council will host a paper marbling workshop with John Bielik of Period Paper Artisan on Saturday, April 8 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main. Sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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 plenty of 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, of Shelbyville, has been selected one of America’s best. He is listed in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts by Early American Life Magazine. He 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 Bielik is available at periodpaperartisan.com.

Class size is limited to eight participants per session with ages 12 and up welcome. Cost for the workshop is $50 or $40 for HAC members. Registration is required. To register for the workshop, visit https://hannibalartscouncil.eventbrite.com, call 573-221-6545 or stop by the HAC, 105 S. Main.

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

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