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Traditional Marbling Workshop
Traditional Marbling Workshop

Sat, 03 June



Traditional Marbling Workshop

Learn how to paint on water and discover the traditional Turkish art of Ebru!

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Time & Location

03 June 2023, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Kyneton, 52-56 Mollison St, Kyneton VIC 3444, Australia

About the event

Ebru, also known as water marbling, is the traditional Turkish art  of creating colourful patterns by dropping and splashing paints onto a  tray of solution with special brushes. Paper and other materials are  then dipped into the solution to preserve your pattern onto their surface. In this workshop, you will learn the history of Ebru and the traditional materials and techniques used to create the traditional patterns and transfer them onto paper. On your final  printing, you will use a non-paper object such as Bamboo fans or coasters. Eda will demonstrate how to create many different traditional “water painting”  patterns including:

  • Battal Ebru - Stone or Rock Pattern
  • Gel-Git Ebru - Tidal Pattern
  • Taraklı Ebru - Combed Pattern
  • Şal Ebru - Shawl Pattern
  • Bülbül Yuvası Ebru - Snail Pattern
  • Dalgalı Ebru - Spanish Pattern

Ebru is a mesmerising world that will transport you to a place of Zen as  you manipulate and transform your paints into intricate patterns that  are unique and nearly impossible to replicate! It helps you discover your inner vision and creativity while easing your anxiety and stress by providing tranquillity to the soul.

This rare art form is mostly about focusing on the process itself and experimenting with colours on the water surface rather than the end product but you can expect to obtain a series of at least seven to eight Ebru papers at the end of the session, depending on the time you spend  for each of your designs.

Please Note - Pieces will be wet/damp at the end of your workshop, you can choose return postage and we will post your work to you after class, pick your work up from the venue 7 days a week up to 3 weeks after the workshop or take them home damp. A towel would be helpful to protect your car in this case.

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