Turkish Marbling (Ebru) Class In Istanbul

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50 EUR

Learn how to paint on water in this traditional Ottoman Marbling workshop with local professional artists. Create your own beautiful designs on paper that you can take home as a treasured souvenir!

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • Japanese,
  • English,
  • Italian,
  • Russian
If you have the time, definitely do this class! You don't need to have a special background in art, anyone can do it. It's a one-in-a-lifetime memory. I am framing my art that I made :)
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Highlights

  • Make a unique souvenir to take home
  • Learn a new artistic skill from local professionals
  • Paint Turkish Ottoman-style flowers like tulips

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Description

Marbled paper, called Ebru in Turkish, was used extensively in the binding of books and within calligraphic panels in Turkey.

This ancient art form harks back to China, where a document from the Tang dynasty (618-907) mentions a process of colouring paper on water with five hues. In the early examples from the 16th Century during the Ottoman-Turkish era, Ebru appears in battal (stone) form.

This class gives you the chance to learn from local masters and get creative during your time in Turkey!

Ebru technique consists of sprinkling colours containing a few drops of ox gall on to the surface of water in a trough. By carefully laying paper on top of the water, the floating picture is transferred to the paper – creating a one-of-a-kind print!

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What’s included & not included

  • all materials
  • workshops from professional teachers
  • complimentary Turkish tea
  • cookies

Meeting point

Located behind the entrance of Basilica Cistern. We are on the 3rd floor. On the entrance floor, we have a rest called Cafe Lokum. Also opposite of Dubb indian Restaurant. (incili cavus sk No:19)

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

Great fun
If you have the time, definitely do this class! You don't need to have a special background in art, anyone can do it. It's a one-in-a-lifetime memory. I am framing my art that I made :)
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50 EUR
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Tour operated by: Les Arts Turcs