Painting on Water: Turkish Ebru Art
This small and personalised workshop for a maximum of just eight participants offers the chance to discover a fascinating artistic technique that dates back to Seljuk and Ottoman times and was used for the production of imperial documents.
You will come away with knowledge and skill of something you probably never knew existed and from the very heart of Turkish culture and tradition!
Such is its importance, the technique has UNESCO World Heritage Intangible Cultural Heritage status.
And it’s also a wonderful to enjoy creating a bit of fun art while in Istanbul.
Ebru painting is also known as paper marbling.
It involves floating colour and creating designs on an aqueous solution and transferring that design to an absorbent material, such as paper or fabric.
The resulting image has a decorative marbled design which has also been used for centuries as a background for calligraphy, book binding, and stationery.
Be amazed as a local artist transforms colour pigments, oily water and paper into a mesmerising artwork and then it’s your turn to be artistic and creative.
With numbers limited you are able to make the most of one-to-one tuition as you put your new skills into practice and leave with the ultimate souvenir – a beautiful, self-created piece of artwork.
The workshop is suitable for all artistic abilities and children are welcome.