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May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Paper Marbling Experience with Keith Garubba

Saturday, May 11th, 12pm-3pm
Members: $120, Non-Members: $135, Materials Included

Experience the magic of marbling decorative and abstract papers with this easy-to-pick-up introductory workshop to a centuries old practice.

Your single session hands-on class will be so much more than a painting party: you’ll have the opportunity to follow your curiosity as you experience the spontaneous magic of paper marbling and also learn how to control classic, intricate patterns.

You’ll be walked through all the techniques you need to make mesmerizing designs in 16 specially prepared colors of the season.

In this workshop you will:

• Create 10 marbled papers, 12” x 19”, yours to keep.

• Learn 4 (or more) cool patterns fundamental to marbling.

• Explore spontaneity in freestyle marble designs.

• Build on the skills you learn to create floral and other imagery on water.

1 Ticket to this event reserves your own marbling station, set of tools, and 10 marble-ready sheets of paper.

Don’t let the fun stop after your marbling session. Once you’ve taken this workshop, you might wonder what you can do with your stack of marbled papers! Marbling is beautiful on its own, but these papers can also be the perfect touch to amplify your bookmaking or printing projects. Bring your marbled papers to a future session at Frontline Arts and you’ll have a head start on your masterpiece.

Take this class over and over: every class will be slightly different with seasonal colors, alternating patterns, and opportunities for you to make new discoveries on your own.

About the Instructor:

Keith Garubba creates spirited abstract visual artworks on paper, glass, and panel to inspire playful contemplation. Formally trained as a printmaker, he uses graphic techniques to build colorful worlds of pattern.

Garubba was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1987. He fell in love with storytelling early, surrounded by brothers and friends who were collaborators in comic book and video projects. Drawing became his voice. At Keystone College he studied visual arts, meeting mentors who inspired his curiosity and gave him a foundation of principles and craft. He graduated from Keystone College as the Outstanding Graduate in 2010. In 2014, he earned his Masters of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University, where his mind was opened to contemporary ways of working and ideas that would fuel work for years. The artist returned to Pennsylvania that year, where he built his studio and began working in the Lehigh Valley, creating his artwork and teaching art in all contexts and all ages. Garubba was awarded the Arts Ovation Award as Emerging Artist of the Year by the Allentown Arts Commission in 2016; he felt he had a home-base for his art, and a community in which he could grow.

His works are exhibited regularly throughout the US. He holds leadership roles in regional arts organizations, and recently served as President of the Printmakers Society of the Lehigh Valley from 2018 to 2022. Visiting higher education institutions across the country as a visiting artist offering talks and workshops is one of his honors and joys. He is a resident artist at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, where he holds a studio, participates in community activities, and teaches private lessons. Garubba continues to make work in marbled paper, glass, printmaking, paint, multimedia installations, and interactive performance.

Registration deadline is Sunday, May 5th at midnight

Frontline Arts is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Central NJ with a mission to connect communities through socially engaging arts practices rooted in papermaking and printmaking. The organization supports in-house and mobile educational programs and provides a communal space with shared equipment for printmakers and papermakers across the State of New Jersey and larger regions. The organization also offers community-building events, a variety of artist studio services, and groundbreaking exhibitions.


May 11
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Frontline Arts
440 River Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876
(908) 725-2110
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