Chanukah Marbling Workshop

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Manchester Jewish Museum

Chanukah Marbling Workshop at Manchester Jewish Museum, Cheetham Hill 5 December 2021 Tickets from £4.00 — Book now

Manchester Jewish Museum are reminding us that Christmas isn’t the only religious festival happening at this time of year, with a colourful, swirly and oil based Chanukah Marbling Workshop. You’ll have the chance to create your own marbled bags, paper and cards. Spend a relaxed Sunday morning playing with different combinations of colour and density within the marble bath creating a set of stunning and totally unique designs.

create beautiful things with oil based marbling paint

Chanukah celebrates a miracle in which a jug of oil, which was supposed to be enough to light the lamp of the temple in Jerusalem for one day, lasted for eight days. It’s for this reason that the Jewish Museum has decided to take inspiration from the miracle, by bringing people together to create beautiful things with oil based marbling paint.

Marbling is an age old painting technique where drops of paint are placed in a bath of liquid. The different densities of the liquid mean that they stay separated allowing you to manipulate the shapes, combinations of colours and overall finish. The name comes from the similarity the resulting effect shares with Marble rock. In the Chanukah Marbling Workshop you’ll be able to get hands on with this satisfying method of painting yourself.

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Chanukah Marbling Workshop at Manchester Jewish Museum, Cheetham Hill 5 December 2021 Tickets from £4.00 Book now

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