Loading Events

« All Events

Gel-Git, Comb + Stippling: Basic Intentional Marbling Techniques for Beginners

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$65 – $70

Hands-on classes in the Book Arts studio!

In this class, we will learn how to mix gall, rake, comb and work with Gel-git, or coming and going, a foundational technique for building more advanced marbling techniques such as Peacock, French Curl and Bouquet, in addition to working with basic combing and drawing and stippling, both techniques required to achieve more advanced Italian and Turkish patterns. Students will work towards completing a successful Spotted Zebra print, a semi-traditional pattern making use of Gel-git, deliberate color choices and spreaded stippling, and will leave understanding more about the intricacies of more complex comb and rake techniques. This will be covered in a later class.

This workshop is geared towards beginners, but all levels of experience are welcome.
Students who have taken our Ebru Paper Marbling class are welcome as well, as this class delves into different marbling techniques.

Things to note:
• Makers of all skill levels are welcome. This class is suitable for ages teen+.
• All necessary tools to participate are provided.

Any questions about the class please email [email protected]



Tami Fuller is a second-generation fiber artist and works as an educator and working artist out of East Aurora. Her work integrates the traditional foundations of hand-constructed processes with modern technique. Her workshops are designed with an eye toward revitalizing and modernizing fiber, ensuring the continuation of these skill sets by exposing the art form to new people within new contexts. She was trained in ebru marbling on fabric in her youth and has refined her process on paper and on silk. She teaches retreats and workshops throughout the North East and the Pacific Northwest, where her family has a large sheep farm that specializes in breed conservation for rare or at-risk breeds of sheep. Her work has received awards from NY Sheep and Wool and the Carnegie Art Center. In 2022, she was defined as a WNY artist culture-maker and a recipient of the NY Council on the Arts “Creatives Rebuild NY” grant, tasked with rebuilding arts access post-COVID. She has shown in several solo and group shows locally and her work can be found in collections in the United States and Australia.

Website / Facebook / InstagramClasses


May 15
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$65 – $70
Event Category:


Tami Fuller


WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
+ Google Map
(716) 348-1430