Marbling magic at children’s museum

Jan 26, 2014
Photo by: Zephyris/Wikipedia Commons Paper marbling has the look of magic.

Rockland — Coastal Children’s Museum at Sharp’s Point South will hold a magical paper marbling workshop Saturday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Paper marbling is a printmaking technique where paint is dropped onto thickened water and swirled and patterned; when a piece of paper is lowered onto the water the swirly paint is then transferred with beautiful results.  For this workshop, participants will be using water treated with carrageenan, an extract from seaweed, to make the water thick enough so paints float and swirl on top. The resulting prints make lovely handmade Valentine’s Day notes and presents.

The program is made possible by CCM’s February Sponsor of the Month, Mount Pleasant Dental of Rockport. Because of this support, all materials will be provided and will be included in the price of admission. Space in the workshop is limited to 12 children and is most appropriate for children age 6 and older. To sign up, email or call the museum at 596-0300. Sharp’s Point South is at 75 Mechanic St. A 501c3 non-profit, the CCM is dedicated to providing an opportunity to learn through play about the natural world; the arts and sciences; and the diversity of Maine’s Coast. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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