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Make Night: Inscribing the Self, Islamic Paper Marbling


Thursday, November 19, 2015


06:00 PM–09:00 PM

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Make Night: Inscribing the Self, Islamic Paper Marbling

Led by artist Josh Berer and inspired by Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts, the first installment of this three-part workshop series explores traditional paper marbling techniques and block printing of geometric patterns. Participants will learn to float paints on water, manipulate the patterns, and transfer the designs to paper. They will then hand-cut patterns into a printing block and use the marbled paper to pull prints. 

Josh Berer is a calligrapher and craftsman living in Washington, D.C. He speaks Arabic and Persian, and gets by in Turkish, Uzbek, and Hebrew. His graduate work at Indiana University’s Central Eurasian Studies Department focused on translations of Uzbek and Tajik poetry of revolution. He has lived and studied in Istanbul, Sana’a, Jerusalem, Amman, and Dushanbe. He is currently a student of Mohamed Zakariya.  

Make Night is a unique, dynamic museum program blending good wine and craft beer, great company, and fantastic art-making experiences led by local creative minds. Pre-registration required. Each Make Night includes one drink ticket.

Buy tickets for all three Inscribing the Self workshops and receive a discount (while supplies last).