Face-to-Face Workshop: Paper Marbling
Date: Saturday, 9 October 2021
Time: 3-5:30 pm (UK Time)
Fee: £15 (includes materials)
Class Size: Min. 4 – Max.10 participants
Instructor: Merve Kurt
Location: 10 Maple Street London, W1T 5HA (Nearest Tube Stations: Warren Street and Goodge Street)
This FACE-TO-FACE workshop will cover “floral patterns in the art of paper marbling” by artist Merve Kurt.
Ebru Art (Paper marbling) is performed using aqueous natural pigments mixed with ox-gall in a rectangular trough filled with thickened water, traditionally prepared using Gum Tragacanth or seaweed. Colours are sprinkled using brushes made of rose stalks and horsehair on the surface of the thickened water in the trough. The floating pattern is imprinted on paper after being reshaped and retouched using pins, needles and combs. The resulting image is spectacular and each are totally unique.
It is a traditional Turkish art form originally used for decorating precious books and manuscripts. In this decorative art there are many different types of motifs including flowers.
During this practical introductory workshop, students will learn general information and history about Turkish Ebru Art. They will also learn about the materials in use, traditional floral patterns and about the preparation of water and dyes.
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