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Art and design


Woodley Hill House,
Eastcourt Avenue,
Reading, RG6 1HH

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This workshop will introduce you to the ancient art of marbling.

You will learn the basic techniques of how to use the inks and water to create your very own bespoke handmade cards and wrapping paper. 

Also, you will study different methods to help you understand and use this process safely and successfully, leaving with your own unique handmade cards and wrapping paper. 

You will receive comprehensive demonstrations and be guided throughout the day by our expert tutor. 

All abilities are welcome, the day is an opportunity to learn a new and unique skills that you will be able to use at home. 

Activate Learning offer a range of courses and workshops which take place throughout the year across our campuses in Berkshire.

What I'll learn

We will be exploring the works and techniques of a selection of artists that will inspire you. 

Demonstrations will inform you of effects that can be achieved when combining materials. 

We will discuss use of colour and how to get the best out of your colour combinations. 

You will then have the opportunity to experiment with the materials and build your confidence and ability to manipulate materials. 


How I'll learn

Being introduced to a variety of techniques and then experimenting with your materials will build your confidence and your ability to further develop your skills. 

  • Practical demonstrations 
  • Individual tuition and group discussion. 
  • Develop your skills according to your individual needs


Entry Requirements

Please bring a packed lunch (refreshments are available on site for a small cost) 

Basic materials will be provided but you may wish to bring along the following: 

  • Old combs, knitting needles
  • Card blanks
  • Specialist paper
  • Folder to take away your work at end of the day
  • Wear old clothing or apron

Bring ideas of colours and simple shapes that you can help to inspire you. 


How to Apply


You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

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  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.