The Magic of Marbling

Senior School
9 Oct 20

Year 6 have been creating magic and casting their creativity to practise one of the oldest art forms, marbling. Marbling is said to have originated in Japan as early as the 12th Century. It was called Suminagashi, or ‘ink floating’. 

Year 6 dropped circles of colourful ink, the ingredients for their magical spell, into a basin of shallow water. They swirled their wands, a doweling stick, in the water to disperse the ink circles and transform them into a myriad of marbled patterns. Finally, they placed their paper onto the surface of the water, quickly lifted it out and abracadabra…magically captured the inky swirls and shapes as marbling masterpieces!