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Turkish Marbling - Ebru Classes

Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Floor :3 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 544 220 10 22
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Reviewed April 16, 2014
Traveling_Bookbinder
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Casablanca, Morocco
a MUST in Istanbul

I had a paper marbling class in Les Arts Turcs and had the most amazing time. Betul and Ali who... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2014
itsmelevie
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Singapore, Singapore
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We are an Art Gallery and organise Traditional Turkish, Ottoman marbling - Ebru workshops in our Art Gallery in Sultanahmet. Lessons are 2 hours with our local professional teachers from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul.Turkish Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to marble or other stone, hence the name. You can also draw flower figures which is traditional in Ottoman Art. The things you can capable of painting with Ebru is unlimited. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to a sheet of paper (or other surfaces such as fabric). This decorative material has been used to cover a variety of surfaces for several centuries. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monoprint.Need a break from the hustle and bustle of tourist life in Istanbul? Come take an art class with us.
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Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Floor :3 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are trying to figure out how to make your trip to Istanbul more meaningful and more interesting (in a city that is already fascinating) this is the place. The Ebru marbling class was professional and top notch. I felt like I learned something...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

I had a paper marbling class in Les Arts Turcs and had the most amazing time. Betul and Ali who conducted the workshop were lively, kind, accommodating, warm and very talented. I was supposed to do a two- hour lesson but ended up getting three...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

We enjoyed the Ebru lesson for my 8-yr-old daughter A LOT! During the 3.5hr session, can be longer if we'd like, my daughter drew more than 10 paintings and got familiar with most basic Ebru techniques. She wished to come back to do the Ebru...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have met via the internet an appointment to a two-hour lesson in Ottoman Ebru workshop. The contacts with Alp were reliable and friendly. The teaching itself was very educational and relaxing. Betul showed me clearly and simply, how to get to his own works....More

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Onn December 24th my kids and I were to have a Turkish marbling class. This is something I confirmed with the owner, Alp, before leaving on vacation. We arrived at 1030. The door was locked and no one answered. After waiting half an hour we...More

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Baysa, Owner at Turkish Marbling - Ebru Classes, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2013

Sorry for the problem you lived.. It was an urgent health problem happened.. I called your hotel a few times and left a note to the reception in the afternoon time and asking that i we can make the lesson in the same day afternoon...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

8 of us - 3 Mums and 5 kids ranging from five to twelve, both male and female - booked a marbling course with Les Arts Turcs in October 2013. It was such fun! We learned a new skill, came away with some masterpieces (really!)...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Having recently moved from corporate-type work to that of a more artistic nature, I decided to top off my recent trip to Istanbul by spending a few hours learning the art of Ebru, or Turkish marbling. During a previous visit to Istanbul, I had seen...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Its the most valuable workshop Ive ever attened after travelling many countries. Mr. Ali is very professional and the whole team makes the ambience warm and enjoyable.I learn the technique of Ebru and at the same time I am inspired by it. Thanks to Mr....More

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

During our recent trip to Istanbul, I took an ebru marbling painting class at Les Arts Turcs. I had no prior painting experience, although I am artistic in other ways. Betul was an excellent teacher. Her demonstrations and explanations were clear and easy-to-follow. I had...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We spent a wonderful morning at Les Arts Turcs with a group of high school students aged 17 - 18. Our whole group got a lot out of the experience even those of our group who would not have described themselves as artistic. The studio...More

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Pauline P
February 21, 2016|
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Response from Baysa | Property representative |
Hello.. Website address is written in the right side of the page. When do you want the lesson ? Thanks Alp
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Gail M
September 13, 2015|
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Response from Baysa | Property representative |
Hi.. We can put them in a card box and it is protected.. in 2 hours, you can make app. 10-15 Pieces of Ebru art.. When will you come to take a lesson ? Thanks Alp
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Jodi E
August 11, 2015|
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Response from Baysa | Property representative |
Dear Jodi ... Thanks for your e-mail. Actually there is a mistake in your e-mail.. We are organising Turkish Marbling Classes in Sultanahmet.. Are you interested in a class ? Thanks... Alp
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