Paper Marbling Course



Paper Marbling (Ebru) Course | In Person | Intermediate Levels

Date: Tuesdays, 15th October – 10th December 2024 *

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (UK time)

Duration: 8 weeks

Fee: £175 (includes all materials)

Class Size: Min. 5 – Max.15 Students

Instructor: Dilara Karaağaç

Location: 10 Maple Street W1T 5HA (Nearest tube stations: Warren Street and Goodge Street)

*There will be no class on October 29th due to a national holiday.

Entry Requirements

You must be 16+ to attend the course.

Participants with prior experience of paper marbling can attend.

Course Overview

This FACE – to – FACE 8-week course will cover tradition and history of the art-form ‘Ebru’ with Dilara Karaagaç. In this interactive course, students will learn how to create Turkish Ebru Artwork while also being taught general information. They will also learn about the materials in use, about the traditional patterns that can be used and about the preparation of water and dyes. Once the course is complete, students will have gained the basic skills required to practise by themselves.

Ebru Art 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 is totally unique.

Methods of Teaching

The course will be taught according to the traditional training and the educational model used in Istanbul, which has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years.

Assessment & Certification

Students will receive hand-out at the beginning of the course about the terms used in this art and feedback throughout the duration of the course to track improvement.

A digital certificate of attendance or completion certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

Required Equipment & Materials

All materials will be provided by the Institute.


The course is taught in English, but some terminology used may be in Turkish.

In the event a lesson is cancelled, the lesson will be added at the end of the course. We advise students to keep two weeks free from the course end date.

We recommend you avoid wearing loose clothing, especially large cuffs and neckties.

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