The Village Center for the Arts in New Milford will offer a weekend of Turkish paper marbling Sept. 5 to 7. Paper-marbling workshops and lectures will be presented by award-winning artisan John Bielik.

Bielik is an itinerant artisan, instructor

and living history interpreter.

The workshop will be an introduction to the Turkish style of paper marbling, its historic importance and its variation from other forms of paper marbling.

In addition, a discussion of the application of basic tools, materials and techniques used in the process will be offered, allowing students to create a variety of patterns and finished pieces.

For details and to register, call the Main Street studio at 860-354-4318.