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Ebru Art – Painting on Water


Ebru, also known as water/paper marbling, is UNESCO heritage-listed traditional Turkish art of creating colourful 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 or fabric. The mesmerising result of this process looks like magic itself. Each piece is unique and impossible to replicate.

This workshop is led by Eda Tevrizci who is an experienced ebru artist. The workshop consists of two parts: it will commence with a brief history of ebru and an introduction of traditional materials and then continue with the practical application of traditional ebru techniques. It will be a hands-on experience for all participants. Everyone will get a chance to produce a series of unique ebru artworks, reflecting their inner vision and creativity.

Participants usually find this session to be a captivating experience. The creation of colours and patterns is a meditative process. The therapeutic nature of the practice helps with the relaxation of mind and reveals positive energy.

WHEN: Saturday 21 March, 1pm – 3:30pm
COST: $150

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Eda Tevrizci
started to work on traditional ebru art early in 2015 and has been practicing it since then. She conducts ebru workshops and short-term courses in Melbourne for art lovers who are open to a unique experience—paint on water surface. She also creates ebru designed products including stationery and home decoration, all of which reflect her vision of life. She works in West Melbourne – Creative Spaces River Studios.

1-2 Images courtesy of Eda Tevrizci. 

Date & Times

Saturday 21 March
1pm – 3:30pm


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