UPcoming EVENTS

Upcoming

Saturday, May 21, 2022

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!

Upcoming

Saturday, June 11, 2022

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 EVENTS

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!

Past

4/20/22

Sip n' Dip with BOXT Wine

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. Students will take turns marbling their own set of leather coaster and 4 postcards to keep as souvenirs.

EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

A set of 4 DIY marbled leather coasters.
8-flight wine tasting
Individual cheeseboard

$74 + tax includes all materials and a monthly membership

Past

4/16/22

Marbling 2.0 : New Combs, New Patterns!

The long awaited Marbling 2.0 class returns! I'll be sharing some of the patterns, tips and techniques I learned during my studies with The Chena River Marblers.

Unlike my Intro to Marbling class, which is about creative exploration and play, the focus in this class will be on learning new skills and replicating specific patterns. I will demonstrate a range of new techniques that incorporate a variety of combs , which when used in a particular order produce wonderful contemporary classic patterns. Students will work in their own tray and practice recreating the pattern following each new pattern demonstration. Students will leave with 8-10 archival prints.

This class is fast paced, previous marbling experience is recommended.

Past

5/14/22

Intro to Water Marbling

Join textile artist Mercedez Rex 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

12/5/21

DIY Marbled Gift Wrap

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 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- 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.

Covid Safety: This workshop will be held in a well ventilated space indoors. Workstations will be socially distant and masks are required at all times on the hotel property.

Past

11/20/21

Intro to Water Marbling Handmade Holiday Edition

A Holiday workshop series kicks off with my Intro to Marbling class hosted by Hotel Magdalena!

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 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 before transferring their designs to both paper and silk textiles.

Covid Safety: This workshop will be held in a well ventilated space indoors. Workstations will be socially distant and masks are required at all times on the hotel property.

Past

10/24/21

Marbling 2.0 : New Combs, New Patterns!

The long awaited Marbling 2.0 class is here! I'll be sharing some of the patterns, tips and techniques I learned this past summer during my studies with The Chena River Marblers.

Unlike my Intro to Marbling class, which is about creative exploration and play, the focus in this class will be on learning new skills and replicating specific patterns. I will demonstrate a range of new techniques that incorporate a variety of combs , which when used in a particular order produce wonderful contemporary classic patterns. Students will work in their own tray and practice recreating the pattern following each new pattern demonstration. Students will leave with 8-10 archival prints.

Previous marbling experience is recommended.

Past

2/15/01

SIPPING FOR A CAUSE

Join BOXT and Mercedez Rex as she guides us in creating unique marbling masterpieces. Each attendee will be able to marble and take home their very own set of 4 leather coasters.

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

• 45-minute coaster marbling class led by Mercedez Rex
• 8-flight wine tasting and personal cheese plate
• 1 BOXT (= 4 bottles of wine) of your choice to take with you to enjoy from home

30% of all ticket sales go to The Kindness Campaign, an Austin nonprofit creating positive tools to build emotional health at home and in the classroom.

*all materials and supplies provided

IMG_8625_edited.png

​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