⭐Once in a lifetime Art Experience

Beyoğlu, Turkey

Experience hosted by Ozza

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Turkish

What you'll do

Discover why we have the best rated experience in Istanbul.

''The Turkish art of paper marbling, known as Ebru, has been added to the United Nations’ world cultural heritage list by UNESCO.''

Our experience will begin by meeting in our workshop studio in a century-old heritage building in Galata, one of the most beautiful and vibrant neighborhoods in Istanbul.

The experience will be guided by the well known Artist Tuzin Tiryaki. One of the most recognized Marbeling Turkish artist in the world

The teacher will show the fundamental techniques and usage of traditional tools. Each participant will start creating the first pieces on Ebru tray. Towards the end of the workshop, your first Ebru papers will dry. Meanwhile, we will bring you to our terrace/rooftop for watching the unique 360-degree view of Istanbul; the historical peninsula, and Bosphorus. You will enjoy the scene with Turkish coffee, Turkish delights, and delicious Turkish snacks.

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to take your Ebru works with you, take as many photos and videos as you wish. And you will have a Certificate of Attendance to the Turkish Marbling - Ebru Art Workshop.
Other things to note
You can have a look at our workshop video here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B2OeXJAnzIU/
Discover why we have the best rated experience in Istanbul.

''The Turkish art of paper marbling, known as Ebru, has been added to the United Nations’ world cultural heritage list by UNESCO.''

Our experience will begin by meeting in our workshop studio in a century-old heritage building in Galata, one of the most beautiful and vibrant neighborhoods in Istanbul.

The experience will be guided by the well known Arti…

What's included

  • Food
    Turkish delights and snacks
  • Drinks
    - Water
    - Turkish Coffee
  • Equipment
    - All equipment for Turkish Marbling - Ebru Workshop (Tray, Paper, Brushes,...

Meet your Host, Ozza

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 76 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm the founder of Ozza Galata which hosts many cultural-art-performing activities. I'm also doing my Ph.D. on space technology applications. Film-making enthusiast. Full-of-action. And for sure, I follow heart!
Ozza Galata Team is deeply interested in traditional arts. Our Turkish Marbling Artist and the lecturer is Tuzin Tiryaki who is a well-known artist on traditional Turkish arts. She studies on Turkish Marbling Art for 27 years professionally. She has given hundreds of workshops in Turkey and abroad.
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Where you'll be

We will conduct our workshop in a 140-square-meter arts venue.
Our rooftop patio is a duplex terrace which has chairs, tables, and an amazing view of Istanbul.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 76 reviews.

Sheharyar
August 2021
We weren’t sure if the kids would enjoy this but still decided to go. What an amazing place and activity for the whole family to do. I would strongly recommend this workshop. Honestly there is a wow factor once you see the art that you make yourself.
Sandy
July 2021
This experience is by far the best experience I’ve gone through, it has helped me emotionally, it is truly a calming activity to do, in addition to that it helped my mind’s imagination to grow and served my artistic skills drastically. I advise everyone who comes to turkey to be part of such an amazing experience. In addition to that the people I have met are outstanding and very friendly and helpful, Fatih has helped me with many things I was searching for in turkey, and Tuzin is an outstanding teacher. 1- Friendly environment. 2- Extremely helpful to get to know any formation needed about Turkey due to how friendly people are. 3- Marble Lessons that are very beneficial on every level. I ended up taking lessons for a full week!
Latifa
July 2021
It was really cool, I definitely want to try it again, my 11 year old niece enjoyed it as well we loved the paintings we made the artist was so sweet and her daughter so helpful. Ps:; the Turkish coffee was great
Lucy
May 2021
Wonderful workshop! We could take our paintings home afterwards aswell. If the artist would be English speaking, that would’ve been better. Otherwise really nice and great hospitality :) thank you for the great afternoon
Gabrielle
April 2021
Incredible experience from start to finish. Our hosts were so welcoming and did an awesome job teaching us Ebru. To top it all off with Turkish coffee on the panoramic roof made it an experience we’ll never forget.
Robyn
February 2021
Wonderful afternoon experience learning about and practicing the art of erbu - Turkish Marbling - from a master, Tuzin. She explained the process and each step and guided my work. Afterwards enjoyed a nice relaxing tea and chat on the rooftop. Definitely recommend this experience to learn about a potentially unknown local artistic tradition.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.