UPcoming EVENTS

Upcoming

Online Workshop!

My introductory course is now available ONLINE anytime, anywhere!
Click the link and use offer code: 'MERCEDEZ' to watch for FREE!

This foundational class will cover the tools you will need and the basics of your set up. Learn classic historical patterns before diving into joyful experimentation using basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath.
Learn how to:
Create traditional marble patterns, including Sumi, Stone, Gel-Git, Combed, and Freestyle
Make a marbling solution known as "size"
Use specialized marbling tools including precision combs and marbling brushes
Make a heart and flower shape

Upcoming

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Handmade Holiday: DIY Gift Wrap!

A holiday favorite-
Join me for an afternoon of exploring water marbling. We will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their OWN large marbling tray and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations before transferring their designs to 18 x 24 sheets of paper.

These papers are fantastic as gift wrap, bookbinding/ book arts, collage and many other craft applications.

*No previous marbling experience required!

Upcoming

Saturday, December 10, 2022

DIY Gift Wrap!

Added an encore session of this holiday favorite!
Join me for an afternoon of exploring water marbling. We will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their OWN large marbling tray and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations before transferring their designs to 18 x 24 sheets of paper.

These papers are fantastic as gift wrap, bookbinding/ book arts, collage and many other craft applications.

*No previous marbling experience required!

First class sold out in 24 hours, don't wait to sign up!

PAST EVENTS

Past

11/12/22

EAST: Studio Tour

I'll be participating in this edition of the Austin Studio Tour and celebrating with Big Medium 20 years and 29 editions of the tour! Join me and over 500 artists, exhibitions, special projects, and events from November 12/13th +19th/20th.

Past

10/29/22

Intro to Marbling

Join me for an afternoon of creative play exploring the art of water marbling. We will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations on both paper and silk textiles.

Past

9/30/22

Trans-Pecos Festival Workshop, MARFA, TX

In this workshop students will be introduced to the ancient art of water marbling- a centuries old mono-printing process that involves floating pigments on the surface of specially treated water. Austin artist Mercedez Rex, will cover a brief history of the craft and guide participants through how to achieve specific patterns using various tools. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations on both paper and silk textiles.

Tickets to the festival need to be purchased in order to take this workshop.

Past

9/10/22

Yucca Valley Workshop

Join me in Yucca Valley for an afternoon of exploring water marbling. We will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Participants will have time to play with colors and patterns on paper before transferring their designs to two silk textiles.

2 pm Pacific

Past

9/18/22

Los Angeles Workshop!

I'm bringing my intro to marbling class to the west coast !

Join us for an afternoon of exploring water marbling- an ancient mono-printing process with textile artist Mercedez Rex. She will cover a brief history of marbling and demonstrate basic techniques of manipulating pigments on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations before transferring their designs to both paper and silk textiles. Students will leave with prints on paper and silk.

Makers Mess is an art studio and creative agency located in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 2015 with the vision of providing opportunities for people to practice creativity and join a community of like-minded people.

Their motto: Meet People. Make Things.

11 am Pacific

Past

7/23/22

Large Format Marbling

Added a second class to meet demand!
Join us for an afternoon of exploring water marbling with textile artist Mercedez Rex. We will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their OWN large marbling tray and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations printing their designs on 18 x 24 sheets of paper and a silk twill neckerchief.

These papers are fantastic as gift wrap, bookbinding/ book arts, collage and many other craft applications! Students will work at their own pace and leave with between 5-10 sheets of hand marbled paper depending on speed and detail of design.

*No previous marbling experience required!

Past

7/30/22

Santa Fe Workshop!

I'm bringing my intro to marbling class to the Land of Enchantment!

Join us for an afternoon of exploring water marbling- an ancient mono-printing process with textile artist Mercedez Rex. She will cover a brief history of marbling and demonstrate basic techniques of manipulating pigments on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations before transferring their designs to both paper and silk textiles. Students will leave with prints on paper and silk.

Mercedez Rex is an artist and creativity advocate. She believes that everyone is creative and that cultivating creativity is a worthwhile pursuit that leads to emotional resilience and a deeper sense of purpose. Her goal in teaching workshops is to encourage others to tap into their own creativity. She does this first and foremost, by offering guidance and instruction on a craft she is passionate about but more importantly by fostering an environment that values playful experimentation and process over comparison, perfectionism, and fear of failure.

Past

6/19/22

DIY silk dipping + Pop up shop

Come shop my collection of ready made silk accessories and pillowcases or make your own marbled keepsake at the DIY silk station. I'll have both neckerchief and pocket square size silks available- these make the perfect gift for Dad!

Past

7/9/22

Large Format Marbling

Back by demand: LARGE FORMAT PAPER MARBLING!! I typically offer this class over the holidays as a handmade gift wrap workshop but printing large is so enjoyable I figured why limit the fun... In past classes we've kept the prints on paper but this time I decided to add a silk neckerchief to the mix so participants will leave with a wearable souvenir as well!

Each participant will have their OWN large marbling tray and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations printing their designs on 18 x 24 sheets of paper and a silk twill neckerchief.

These papers are fantastic as gift wrap, bookbinding/ book arts, collage and many other craft applications- I'm planning to use mine as a hand made lamp shade! Students will work at their own pace and leave with between 5-10 sheets of hand marbled paper depending on speed and detail of design.

* No previous Marbling experience required!

Past

6/11/22

Intro to Marbling

Join me for an afternoon of creative play exploring the art of water marbling. We will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations on both paper and silk textiles.

Past

5/21/22

Bella Cucina x MZRX Water Marbling

Our most popular class is now being offered as an in-person workshop!

Join us for an afternoon of exploring water marbling, an ancient mono-printing process. You’ll Learn the basics of water marbling using all kinds of tools, plus create personalized silk scarfs. Textile artist Mercedez Singleton will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating pigments on the surface of a water bath. She will demonstrate how to use the various tools to produce dynamic patterns and colorful marbling combinations. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations before transferring their designs to both paper and silk textiles. There will be plenty of studio time so you can create bold and beautiful paintings and silk scarves of your own!

Bubbles and light bites will be served.

Each guest will receive their own Marbling Kit, to take home!

Past

4/22/22

Earth Day Pop UP

Join The Garden at Ellera & Bee Cave Friends of the Parks in celebrating our planet!

Come by for happy hour bites & drinks, local vendors, and ways you can support your Bee Cave parks!

Shop my collection of readymade, hand dyed silk accessories + pillowcases or make your own silk textile in my DIY marbled silk station.

Free sparkling water from Rambler for all attendees!

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​I had the pleasure of doing a marbling workshop with Mercedez in Santa Fe, NM as she was traveling through and it was such a fun experience! She is an easy going and light hearted person, so everyone in the room instantly felt relaxed and able to experiment creatively. There was ample time to explore and test out marbling techniques before we made our final prints so I ended up with some cool pieces that I used for gift wrapping as well as a beautiful silk neck scarf. I look forward to taking more workshops with her when I can.

Anna Gieselman

Santa Fe, NM