Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul

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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
We've had a great experience learning how to draw on the water in Ebru method, we had a great artistic talk with Mr. Ali the ebru teacher.

very friendly place in a great tourist area if you want to visit the blue mosque and Sultan Ahmet area.

The booking process with Hakan is smooth and easy and we got his confirmation on very quickly in short notice.

This experience is highly recommended by me and my friend that share with me the experience.
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Reviewed by Mohamed K

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!

What’s included & not included

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

Meeting point

Our art gallery

Reviews from travellers (9)

5.0/5

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!
J
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!
M
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!
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Tour operated by: Şengüler Tourism-Hakan