Turkish Marbling – Ebru Workshop in Istanbul

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Turkish Marbling – Ebru Workshop in Istanbul

Join us for a fun and unique workshop to find out the history of Ebru Art and make your own!

Duration: 2 Hours
Live Guide: English


  • Learn traditional Turkish paper marbling techniques in a fun, hands-on workshop.
  • Experience a fun and unique part of Turkish culture.

Full Description

Turkish marbling or Ebru Art is a form of paper marbling. Using a brush, colours are splashed onto a tray of water, a pattern is made and then that pattern is transferred to paper. Historically, paper marbling was the only form, but today, patterns can be transferred to all sorts of things such as leather, glass, cloth, furniture, book covers and notebooks. 

It is thought that Ebru Art originated in China but became popular in Turkey during Ottoman times because Islam forbids people's faces from being depicted. Using Ebru Art, early Masters were able to decorate magazines, Qurans and more with colourful patterns instead. 

Join us for this workshop to find out more and make your own Ebru Art!



  • 2 hour workshop.
  • All necessary equipment.
  • Transportation is not included.

Meeting point

Les Arts Turcs - Art Gallery & Studio.


Know Before You Go

  • Please be ready 15 minutes before the starting time at Gallery.

About your Host

Les Arts Turcs - Art Gallery & Studio

Bazaar Turkey - Senguler Tourism is a travel agency and an Culture Center based in Istanbul. We are focused on Art & Cultural activies in istanbul from a professional point of view...
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Customer Reviews

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Jaime - February 16, 2019

This is not an art. It is an amazing thing. I have never seen any paint workshop like this. Really effected

Lisa - February 03, 2019

We live in Germany came from Turkey 12 years ago. I always liked and i will like this Ebru Painting. My daughter s name is also Ebru. We got a colorful Ebru Art, put her picture in its middle and hanged on our wall with a nice frame.

Armando - January 04, 2019

I suggest do not try at home. If your mom sees that you painted armchairs while you think to do Ebru, she can be an Ottoman soldier. :D As i saw preparation period is longer than painting. Not easy as it seems.

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