Ellyn Rivers
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About the Artist

Ellyn is a queer non-binary artist from Elgin, TX. They hold many different hats including jeweler, paper marbler, teacher, painter and no tattooist! Handpoke tattooing has quickly become the focus of most of their heart work and where they are spending their time these days. They see tattooing as an expression of self love and a way to reclaim your body when it hasn’t always felt like home. They appreciate the patience and connection that handpoke tattooing fosters and love designing custom pieces that are affirming and meaningful to the client.

Outside of tattooing, Ellyn still loves to teach arts workshops to adults and youth. They believe that everyone is an artist and that art is a powerful tool to open our hearts to more connection and beauty in this life.

Though they have worked in many different mediums, paper marbling has captured their heart with its healing nature and for the joy it brings people when they make a piece for the first time. Marbling is always a lesson in letting go. It teaches us to exist in the moment and to see art as play and exploration rather than a quest for perfection.

They teach specialized art classes in public and private schools, summer camps, and non-profit organizations and offers private classes to adults.

They are the founder and creator of Blue Child, a jewelry company that creates one-of-a-kind marbled paper earrings, journals, and other paper products.

Email them at riversellyn@gmail.com to get in contact with them!


About the Paper Marbling Workshops!

In my trademark Paper Marbling & Bookbinding Workshop, you will learn how to create your own unique marbled papers and then transform one into your own mini sketchbook or journal! You will learn some marbling techniques used by the masters, have fun experimenting on your own, and learn some basic forms of book binding in order to create our journals. All the materials will be included, and you’ll leave with a handmade journal, and a list of materials you would need to continue marbling at home.

The workshop is typically 2 1/2 hours.

Check my calendar for upcoming workshops around the Austin and Elgin area.

Would you like a custom workshop for your team, wellness retreat, class, birthday party, or girl scout group? Email me at riversellyn@gmail.com to get more information!

Ellyn’s workshop are invigorating to say the least. I left with my child heart close at hand and with a re-kindled need to create!
It was a very laid back atmosphere and the pressure to create a perfect piece soon dissipated. The beauty in this art is that every creation is unique - marbled piece artwork cannot be replicated. It’s a once in a lifetime creation! It was well worth the money spent and I can’t wait to sign-up for another one of her classes!
— Sonia