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Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul

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Need a break from the hustle and bustle of tourist life in Istanbul? Come and take a Turkish paper marbling (Ebru) class with the remarkable Turkish artist Betul! Turkish paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design that can create patterns similar to marble, hence the name.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Italian,
  • Russian,
  • French,
  • Japanese
‏This was a great experience I indulged myself on my last trip to Istanbul.
The teacher was pleasant and patient and I immediately knew it was a good matchup. Betül and her husband Ali were wonderful and hospitable, pleasant conversation people. I will definitely be back there on my next trip and bring more friends with me to this interesting and inspiring workshop.

I was so engaged with the art that forgot to take pictures :-)
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Reviewed by Rony

Highlights

  • Learn traditional Turkish paper marblling techniques in a fun hands-on workshop
  • You can of course draw traditional Ottoman-era flowers, but the designs you can create using the Ebru technique are unlimited
  • Come and experience the sensuous flow of Ebru!

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Description

Ebru has been used to decorate a variety of surfaces for several centuries. It’s often used as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially for covers and endpapers in bookbinding. Part of its appeal is that each print is unique.

You can of course draw traditional Ottoman-era flowers, but the designs you can create using the Ebru technique are unlimited. All you need is your imagination!

The patterns are the result of colour floating on either plain water or a viscous solution, which is carefully transferred to a sheet of paper or another surface such as fabric.

Come and experience the sensuous flow of Ebru!

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What’s included & not included

  • Guidance and assistance in English
  • Workshop area
  • All necessary equipment
  • Tips

Meeting point

Our art gallery (İshakpaşa Caddesi 6, Cankurtaran, Sultanahmet)

Reviews from travellers (12)

5.0/5

lovely experience!!!
i had the most fun learning Ebru with bettul and her husband. theyre both really lovely people and very good teachers.
R
Great experience surely will come back!!!
‏This was a great experience I indulged myself on my last trip to Istanbul.
The teacher was pleasant and patient and I immediately knew it was a good matchup. Betül and her husband Ali were wonderful and hospitable, pleasant conversation people. I will definitely be back there on my next trip and bring more friends with me to this interesting and inspiring workshop.

I was so engaged with the art that forgot to take pictures :-)
P
Turkish painting
I took 2 classes from Betul Senguler. The classes were fabulous I have learnt a lot. The first class we did backgrounds did the peacock wave. Next went onto flowers. I learnt about the tools as well. The second class we went into more info about the paint brushes and other tools. I could not of asked for a better instructor. Betul taught me the carnation and rose. She also showed me how to do a full background. I thoroughly enjoy my experience and will be going back next year when I come back to instanbul. She gave me a name who supplies her with product and I am going there this afternoon.. thank you so much I could not of had a better time.
Pearl Highstead.

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4.5/5

Simply amazing!
This is what you call an actual dervish ceremony. The one you see at bosphorus tours is just for fun. This was actually spiritual. Loved it.
Mezmerizing
This is definitely worth your time and money. An enchanting spectacle and unusual unforgettable music.
Great trip
Our guide was a sweetheart! I was travelling with my mom and the guide was very attentive to her, which made it an easy and memorable trip. He also definitely knows a lot about the city and told us a great deal about Istanbul while we were on the island. This is perfect for companies of 3-5 people. Excellent experience!
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Tour operated by: Şengüler Tourism-Hakan