Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul


75 EUR

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


  • 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!


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!

What’s included & not included

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

Meeting point

Our art gallery

Reviews from travellers (7)


Unique experience
Unique experience on EBRU. Many thanks to teach me and provide maximum time to my own design. Betul is a real master, many thanks for your knowledge and so pretty converstaion about Turkey and whole world.
Unexpected skill to me but I highly recommend to anybody especially if you want to know Turkey arts bette and have a meditation because it's really like a meditation.
A warm and creative experience
I loved learning (the first baby steps) of such a long lasting and beautiful tradition with Ebru. She’s a fantastic teacher and a super warm host. She brings out the most creative you with ease. And the technique is very easy to grasp for a beginner. The place is lovely as well, including a nice terrace where we had coffee and tea overlooking old Istanbul.
Great experience
I really recommend this class to everyone. The hosts were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the art so much we stayed overtime. Delightful experience!
lovely experience!!!
i had the most fun learning Ebru with bettul and her husband. theyre both really lovely people and very good teachers.
Great class, fun and relaxing!
Myself and partner did the Turkish Marbling course offered. It was a great, relaxing way to spend a morning and leaves you with a unique, handmade memento of your time in Istanbul. Thanks to Betul who is fantastic and very patient!

My special thanks to Hakan who made us feel so welcome and accommodated!
Superb Art Lesson
Great teacher, cool studio and a ton of beautiful art work to take home. Wonderful to be taught a new art technique that is authenticity Turkish using natural materials. Great value and very hospitable teacher. Would highly recommend!
Paper marbling
We just got back from Istanbul and the I booked the marbling class for the last day. I was not expecting to have such experience. The artist talked about the whole process then walked us through step by step allowing us to creat more elaborate are as we went. I have very little talent but even so I was proud of my work. My daughter, on the other hand, is very talented and caught on right away. Even though the lesson was supposed to be a couple of hours, Ali worked with my daughter for double the amount of time. The attached picture shows what you can creat having never done this before. After we finished working we were welcome on the terrace for tea and cookies. I don't think there is a better view in all of Istanbul. We had to allow the paper to dry so we took a walk to the spice market to do a bit of shopping for kitchen items. When we walked back to the studio our artwork was dry and ready to take home.

The day was certainly not spent waiting on long lines to view tourist attractions rather experiencing something fun and unique.

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