Leeds University Library

Ebru marbling workshop

Published Thursday 31 March 2016

Try your hand at the traditional craft of Ebru marbling

Ebru is a traditional Islamic and Turkish painting art also known as marbling. It is an ancient craft that has captivated Turkish sultanas and French peasants, Japanese emperors and Victorian bookbinders over the centuries.
Be inspired by historic examples of marbling in the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery before joining artist and tutor Bade Kafadar for a two hour workshop. Discover the history and the techniques of this ancient craft and create your own beautiful patterns and papers.

Open to all over six years old.

Event details 

Date: Saturday 2 April 2016

Time: Due to the popularity of Bade's workshop, two identical sessions will run. Please select which time you would prefer when booking: 10.15am - 12.45pm or 1.45pm - 4.15pm.

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds 

This is a free workshop but spaces are limited so you must book your place online.

A booking fee of £5 will be taken upon booking. This will be refunded to you when you arrive at the workshop. Cancellations within 48 hours of the event will not be refunded.