Traditional Marbling Workshop: Turkish EbruMade By Me Workshop
Learn how to paint on water and create a series of mesmerising artworks!
Ebru, also known as marbling art, is UNESCO heritage-listed Turkish art of water marbling. Colourful patterns are created by dropping and splashing paints onto a tray filled with a viscous solution with special brushes. These patterns are then transferred to a piece of paper or fabric. It’s a mesmerising, magical experience due to the nature of the used materials. The end result of this work actually looks like the magic itself, since each pattern is unique and impossible to replicate.
We are delighted to welcome Eda Tevrizci to the studio to run this very limited series of workshops. Eda is an experienced Ebru artist who is visiting from Melbourne. The class will commence with a brief history of Ebru and an introduction to the traditional materials and techniques used including how the solution and paints are prepared and how they are applied to create patterns before transferring them onto paper. For your final printing, we will use non-paper objects such as Bamboo fans or coasters.
Eda Tevrizci is a professional Ebru artist based in Melbourne since 2016. She started to work on traditional Ebru art early in 2015 which stole her heart immediately and has been practicing it since then.
She conducts ebru workshops and short-term courses in Melbourne for art lovers who are open to a unique experience—paint on water surface.
Apart from workshops, she also creates tangible ebru designed jewellery and fashion accessories, stationery and home decoration products all of which reflect her vision of life.
For Eda, Ebru is a lifelong learning journey and she is keen to share her expertise with people while trying to achieve more each and every day. She loves the freedom and endless posibilities that Ebru offers and always looks for new and creative ways to adapt it to the new forms of today’s world.
The artworks will need to dry overnight so they will need to be collected the following day or they can be posted to you for an additional charge.
What you will learn:
Each participant will have their own tray set-up, it will be a hands-on experience where everyone will get a chance to produce a series of unique Ebru artworks.
During the session we will learn how to create at least six different Ebru patterns and their variations:
- Battal Ebru - stone or Rock Pattern
- Gel-Git Ebru - Tidal Pattern
- Tarakli Ebru - Combed Pattern
- Şal Ebru - Shawl Pattern
- Bülbül Yuvası Ebru - Snail Pattern
- Dalgalı Ebru - Spanish Pattern
What you get:
Participants will take home a series of at least 7-8 Ebru papers with different patterns and a marbled object to use at home or give someone as a one-of-a-kind present (coaster set, bamboo fan, notebook etc.)
We will provide everything you need to create your Ebru. There is no need to bring anything and don't dress to impress - it can get a bit messy.
Venue: The Lifestyle Edit 249-271 Princes Highway St Peters 2044 (Upstairs to the left - lift also available)
Access via roller door on Princes Highway (look out for the dark charcoal coloured building just past Mary Street) there is plenty of parking onsite.
We believe craft is as much about creativity as it is about connection, in our workshops you have the opportunity to meet new friends, share a few stories, laugh with each other and simply enjoy some time out for yourself. We have coffee and tea making facilities as well as a few snacks to sustain you through the workshop but if you prefer your caffeine made by a barista you will have to bring it with you.
Cancellation Policy: no refunds for classes but you are welcome to send someone else in your place if you can't make it on the day.