2018 Ebru Turkish Art Classes


“Ebru is an endless bust of colours and its basin is like a small book of the universe.”

The Art of Ebru, also known as paper marbling, is a traditional Turkish art that dates back to the 15th century. Originating from the Persian word ebri meaning cloud like, it is generally accepted that Ebru started in Turkistan and spread to Anatolia, Iran and India via the Silk Road.

Ebru is the art of paper decoration produced by sprinkling paints with brushes made of horse hair and rose branches, onto water thickened by carrageenan. Patterns are then formed with the sprinkled paint and captured on to paper and displayed as works of art. Ebru has been used historically in rental and marriage contracts, government documents, treaties, decorative frames and borders, book binding and calligraphy.

The Ebru classes will teach attendants to apply traditional Ebru patterns and transfer them to paper. Techniques that will be taught include Battal, Gel Git, Shawl, Combed, Birds Nest and Flower designs.

Classes commence on Saturday 13 January 2018 and continue fortnightly for a total of 10 classes.

Each class goes for 2 hours with a break in between and all materials will be provided.

The cost of each class is $50.00.

Payment for each class can be made in cash on the day, or through direct deposit into Affinity’s account:

Account Name: Affinity Intercultural Foundation
Bank: Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 062 016
Account: 10287433

If you are interested in attending these classes, please register via email at info@affinity.org.au two weeks prior to the start date.

Please contact Affinity on (02) 8065 2502 or info@affinity.org.au for further information.