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Marbling Art-Dance of Colors on Water

art class

Marbling Art-Dance of Colors on Water

20 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Marbling Art-Dance of Colors on Water

art class

Marbling Art-Dance of Colors on Water

20 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will be practicing traditional Turkish art “Ebru” (which is commonly known as marbling art) for two hours. It is the art of creating colorful abstract patterns by dropping and splashing paints onto a tray of oily water with special brushes. These patterns are then transferred to a retentive piece of paper. It’s a mesmerising, magical world due to the nature of the used materials. Playing with colors on moving water and creating unique patterns each time, helps an Ebru maker to discover inner vision and creativity about himself or herself. It also helps to ease anxiety and stress by providing tranquility to the soul. The workshop will commence with a brief introduction of the basic materials that are used to practice marbling art. We will then continue with learning the history of ebru, the techniques and application process of traditional and modern ebru patterns. Lastly we will transfer them on paper or other materials such as an unfinished mdf or kraft paper to create your own design of a coaster set or your own handmade greeting cards to take home with you. This rare art form is mostly about focusing on the process itself and exploring/experimenting with colors on water surface rather than the product but still you can expect to obtain a series of at least 4-5 ebru papers at the end of the session, depending on the time you spend for each of your creation/design.

Your host

Learn more about Eda

Eda

I moved to Melbourne in 2016 (from Istanbul/Turkey), completed Masters of Digital Media in College of Arts-Victoria University in 2018. I have a Bachelor’s background in Sociology and eight years of experience in education sector. I started to work on traditional “Ebru” (marbling) art early in 2015 and have been practicing it since then. During my professional life, I had the urge to play with colors and passion to use my creativity to produce tangible artifacts that reflect my vision and the way I see the world. Now I want to share my knowledge with people who are open to a unique experience – paint on water surface! I conduct workshops and short-term ebru courses for art lovers in Melbourne. IG: @ebruart_au

What's included

Drinks
Tea and Coffee
Equipment
All art materials for the workshop

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Where you'll be

We will conduct our workshop in my studio in West Melbourne where a collective of art enthusiasts share a 3000 m2 building divided into 63 studios to practice their form of art.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 15 and up can attend. You don’t need any experience, just be ready to discover the creativity within yourself

More tips

You can contact me to rearrange workshop times if the scheduled ones are not suitable for you.

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Eda
Marbling Art-Dance of Colors on Water
20 reviews
From €57/person
20 reviews
From €57/person