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“Ebru Paper Marbling Workshop”

Turkish Marbling - Ebru Classes
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 23, 2012

I had the opportunity to enjoy a private lesson with a wonderful instructor in May 2012. Unfortunately, I have forgotten her name. She was very enthusiastic about ebru and excited to share various techniques with me. I had no skill in anything like this before and with her great instructions, I managed to produce some lovely pieces of art and wonderful reminders of my time in Turkey.

2  Thank Tania C
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I think this is one of the most memorable experience for me and my family. I would like to thank ALP AKSAHIN on teach us Ebru.

My son Ayaan (4 years) old enjoyed a lot in expressing his own choice of colors and converted them in beautiful designs.

I think its worth to have this experience on visiting Istanbul.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I did a paper marbelling workshop (which is called 'ebru' in Turkey) in this gallery. The workshop took place in a very cozy and familiar atmosphere with Betul Hanım who is a very lovely teacher. You will just feel at home there while having turkish tea. Doing the workshop and painting on water was just amazing and I produced a couple of very nice paintings. Betul knows her job very well and I am sure also other workshops with her will be great. Besides the workshops Les Arts Turcs also offers tours to watch the sema (whirling derwish dance), which is a must see when you come to Turkey. And if you need some nice Souvenirs for your beloved then have a look at the shop downstairs. Betul, her husband and their students are selling their lovely handmade arts there.

1  Thank Wermaus
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We had a wonderful experience with Betul a few weeks ago - she and her husband were so friendly. We choose our ceramic, our design, and she walked us through how it is traditionally done. We left with some beautiful pieces of art work - keep in mind that it can take a few days for them to fire the pottery, so do this earlier rather than later in your trip.

3  Thank Kelly J
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