Turkish Marbling - Ebru Workshop

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Turkish Marbling - Ebru Art! Discovering a new way to explore Turkish culture. 

Ebru is the traditional skill of making colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing colors on oily water and then transferring them to paper. Calligraphy and bookbinding are centuries-old traditions. In the 13th century, Central Asia's Ebru spread to Anatolia. Turkish calligraphers and painters improved methods during the Ottoman Empire.

Ebru is an art consisting of specific patterns and effects in the production utilizing colors containing a few drops of ox-gall (a natural acid helping the colors sprinkle on the gum) so prepared as to float upon preparation of condensed liquid with the use of kitre (a herbal gum) possessing certain properties to the colors ready for the purpose and which color floated and formed into patterns upon the surface of the liquid, are taken off by layin.

About The Turkish Marbling - Ebru Workshop

Mobile ticketing - Digital ticketing is available!

Duration – From 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Available Days - Every Day

 

Highlights

  •   Feeling the Turkish culture in your hands.
  •   Discovering a new way to explore Turkish culture.
  •   Having the experience of Turkish people.

About Ebru Workshop

Ebru is the traditional skill of making colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing colors on oily water and then transferring them to paper. Calligraphy and bookbinding are centuries-old traditions. In the 13th century, Central Asia's Ebru spread to Anatolia. Turkish calligraphers and painters improved methods during the Ottoman Empire.

Ebru is an art consisting of specific patterns and effects in the production utilizing colors containing a few drops of ox-gall (a natural acid helping the colors sprinkle on the gum) so prepared as to float upon preparation of condensed liquid with the use of kitre (a herbal gum) possessing certain properties to the colors ready for the purpose and which color floated and formed into patterns upon the surface of the liquid, are taken off by layin.

Gelgit, tarakli, hatip, bülbül yuvasi, çiçekli developed over ages. Light green, red, and yellow is popular in Ebru. The motifs show their pattern. Flowers, greenery, decorative, and quarter moon are popular designs.

The element's bearers and practitioners are Ebru artists, apprentices, and those who practice Ebru as a hobby or vocation and consider it part of their culture, identity, and lifestyle. The element's practitioners are of diverse ages, genders, socioeconomic origins, and ethnicities.

Ebru artists are vital to its practice and transmission. Master and apprentice relationships are how they pass on their specific knowledge. All of Ebru's materials and equipment are manufactured by the artists, who are responsible for teaching information about element practice and equipment production.

Ebru is generally taught through casual, hands-on training. Ebru training emphasizes both skill and philosophy. The apprentice studies and imitates his/her master's work and helps apply Ebru. Identifying and producing training materials and equipment continues. After training introductions, apprentice applications commence. Beginners need two years to master Ebru.

More institutions, masters, NGOs, towns, and governorship offices are offering Ebru courses and workshops in response to expanding demand around the country. Young people and women love the workshops and classes.

The tradition shares optimism and develops community ties in accordance with individual and community ambitions. It encourages community members to participate in cultural and social activities.

In recent years, local administrations and colleges have offered more free courses and workshops on Ebru, attracting more women and youngsters. Ebru's large female membership strengthens women's social roles. Young practitioners increase their identity and cultural heritage by belonging to the element.

The aspect unites people around Ebru's art, fostering cordial friendships, easing communication, and eliminating cultural preconceptions. It encourages intercultural interaction and strengthens social relationships.

Geographies, cultures, people, and experiences improve Ebru. Each work of Ebru is unique because it combines water (a symbol of life), the dance of colors (a way to create a magnificent universe), and the artist's sentiments. Every drop of color becomes a masterpiece. Ebru's qualities allow artists to convey their innermost feelings, thoughts, and creativity through various approaches. The tradition showcases human potential by ornamenting books, calligraphy, glassworks, and presents.

In 2014, Turkey registered "Ebru: Turkish Art of Marbling" on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Hours & Meeting

From 4:00PM to 6:00PM

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Turkish Marbling - Ebru Workshop Frequently Asked Questions

Can I extend my time of activity by paying extra?

No, unfortunately, this activity is done only once with a group. After your work is done, you can book another session, but the extension of time is not possible.

Do I need to bring anything special to attend Ebru session?

No, everything will be provided by the company.

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