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An Introduction to The Art of Marbling
Next Workshop
Sunday 12th May 2024


This workshop is designed and structured for people of all abilities. Our aim is to provide every student with a detailed knowledge in the use of the tools and materials used in creating decorative paint techniques, to gain a greater understanding of the ancient art of faux marbling.

During the course of the morning, you will become proficient and comfortable using the paints and glazes used to master these much sort after and prized skills.

You will be introduced to acrylic scumble glazes and colourants, used extensively in conservation and restoration projects around the world.

Workshops are run by Simon Nobs, Director of Snobs Interiors Ltd., with over 35 years experience working as a specialist interior decorator and designer. The workshop will start with a quick overview and a brief history of the paint effect over tea and coffee.

Before starting on the practice boards Simon will give a detailed explanation of the correct use of primers and basecoats to be applied to a variety of surfaces and Simon will give a demonstration of some of the techniques you will be introduced to. You will then be guided through the different stages used to create a professional looking faux marble decorative paint effect, and then shown the correct use of varnishes and sealers used to protect and enhance your work.


The workshop will start at 10.00 am and we aim to finish around 1.00 pm.


All students are asked to bring an apron or wear suitable clothing.

There is a minimum of 2 students to allow the workshop to run, and a maximum of 5.



Sample boards will be available for you to practice on. 


You will also be provided with brushes, tools and equipment and all the paints and finishes you might need throughout the morning, along with full instruction on their correct use and maintenance.


Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available throughout the morning.

There will be plenty of time throughout the morning to ask Simon questions and advice on anything to do with painting, decorating and design projects.

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