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Turkish Marbling - Ebru Classes

Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Floor :3 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 544 220 1022
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Extremely valuable experience

I took the marbling class and it was one of the highlights of our trip. It was not my first time in... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
My first experience with ebru

I am a great admirer of ebru art. For this, even though I live in Athens, I made the decision to... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2014
Athens, Greece
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We are an Art Gallery and organise Traditional Turkish, Ottoman marbling - Ebru workshops in our Art Gallery in Sultanahmet. Lessons are 2 hours with our local professional teachers from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul.Turkish Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to marble or other stone, hence the name. You can also draw flower figures which is traditional in Ottoman Art. The things you can capable of painting with Ebru is unlimited. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to a sheet of paper (or other surfaces such as fabric). This decorative material has been used to cover a variety of surfaces for several centuries. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monoprint.Need a break from the hustle and bustle of tourist life in Istanbul? Come take an art class with us.
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Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Floor :3 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 544 220 1022
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

I took the marbling class and it was one of the highlights of our trip. It was not my first time in istanbul but taking this class definetely made this time around more memorable. Mrs Betul is just the sweetest lady you will ever meet....More

Thank aolindal
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I am a great admirer of ebru art. For this, even though I live in Athens, I made the decision to make myself a present enrolling for an ebru seminar in Istanbul, which happens to be my grandfather’s birth place. I searched on the internet...More

Thank Rozanthe
Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

I booked this class as a surprise for my wife but then noticed that Calligraphy classes were also on offer so I booked myself in as well. Ali, Betul & Hakkan were perfect hosts and were passionate about their work and their mission. Wonderful human...More

Thank marwan1962
Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

I had a really fantastic time learning the art of ebru. The session absolutely flies by! Ebru itself is actually very relaxing - it's kind of meditative! But also really fun. The perfect antidote to istanbul's sometimes overwhelming frenzy of activity. The lesson was a...More

Thank freyab0
Reviewed 28 August 2014

What fun we had leaning to marble with Betul! An outstanding artist, she was so patient with my daughter and I and so enthusiastic about our successes. We made quite a few pieces of art that we were able to bring home with us. This...More

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 18 August 2014

For anyone interested in Ebru, Turkish Marbling, spending an afternoon with these folks is a delight. We were able to take a two-hour class with their master instructor on the very last day of our two week vacation. What a top-off way to spend the...More

1  Thank Stanley S
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Betul and Ali are lovely, warm people and the morning we spent with them was most enjoyable and informative. Six of us took turns in learning the art of Ebru and it was fascinating. At the end of it, we had several frame-worthy pictures. Ali...More

1  Thank AparnaRangan
Reviewed 25 June 2014

I'm so happy I signed up for this introductory course. Betul welcomed me up to the 3rd floor studio of her house/store as her only pupil that morning. She is a very patient teacher who first demonstrates basic ebru techniques and then lets you try...More

Thank PaisleyGirl2014
Reviewed 7 June 2014

After going to the Topkapi Palace and seeing the fine examples of Turkish marbled paper adorned with a tulip design, you can walk down the hill by the palace walls to Sengular Travel and take a class in Ebru (Turkish Marbling). My husband and I...More

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 16 April 2014

If you are trying to figure out how to make your trip to Istanbul more meaningful and more interesting (in a city that is already fascinating) this is the place. The Ebru marbling class was professional and top notch. I felt like I learned something...More

1  Thank Traveling_Bookbinder
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Pauline P
21 February 2016|
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Response from Baysa | Property representative |
Hello.. Website address is written in the right side of the page. When do you want the lesson ? Thanks Alp
Gail M
13 September 2015|
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Response from Baysa | Property representative |
Hi.. We can put them in a card box and it is protected.. in 2 hours, you can make app. 10-15 Pieces of Ebru art.. When will you come to take a lesson ? Thanks Alp
Jodi E
11 August 2015|
Response from Baysa | Property representative |
Dear Jodi ... Thanks for your e-mail. Actually there is a mistake in your e-mail.. We are organising Turkish Marbling Classes in Sultanahmet.. Are you interested in a class ? Thanks... Alp