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Create Florentine Paper- Marbling/Ebru

Florence, Italy

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Experience hosted by Ersen

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

The experience will be focused on traditional marbling technique. After describing the brief history of marbling, you will be informed how to prepare the marbling dyes and the special marbing liquid and how to make natural marbling brushes. After that information you will start to practice, to create your own pattern. During this experience you will learn 5 different techniques and at the end you will have papers with the dimensions of 35x50 cm including each techniques. This experience will be placed in my art studio where is in the center of Florence, in Santo Spirito's neighborhood next to Piazza Santo Spirito and Piazza del Carmine. This experience will be unforgettable for you. Courses are given in English, Italian and Turkish
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The experience will be focused on traditional marbling technique. After describing the brief history of marbling, you will be informed how to prepare the marbling dyes and the special marbing liquid and how to make natural marbling brushes. After that information you will start to practice, to create your own pattern. During this experience you will learn 5 different techniques and at the end you will have papers with the dimensions of 35x50 cm i…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Little tea/coffee break
  • Equipment
    We will provide all the materials for this experience.
From $62
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ersen

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 38 Reviews
  • Identity verified
IG @papermarblingitaly
I am a multidisciplinary artist, born in İstanbul. I studied marbling, calligraphy, miniature and fresco during my undergraduate education at fine arts university in Istanbul. I got my Master of Arts degree at Accademia di belle arti di Brera di Milano on “Visual Arts”. For many years I have been worked in various art works such as fresco, restoration and marbling. I do the marbling course in my own studio with my wife who is a designer and interior architect.
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Where you'll be

The experience is taking place in my art studio, where is in the center of Florence in Santo Spirito's neighborhood next to Piazza Santo Spirito and Piazza del Carmine. Also 950 meters away from the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 38 reviews.

Amanda
October 2020
We had a wonderful time making marbled paper. This was a great family bonding experience and a chance to do something different. Highly recommended.
Pam
August 2020
What an incredible experience we had learning natural marble painting. Ersen was very knowledgeable and really let us experience the technique and play around with colours. I would definitely do this again.
Dana
August 2020
My husband and I went to Ersen’s apartment to learn about the beautiful art of marbled paper that you see everywhere around Florence. His wife, Mergul, whose English is impeccable, and Ersen were true artists. They were passionate about transmitting their knowledge and they showed us patiently all the techniques that are used in the art of marbled paper. We were each able to execute all techniques and then end up taking all Our creations. This is a unique experience because the materials needed to reproduce this type of art are very hard to find. Also, Mergul and Ersen are very calm, patient, and generous with their knowledge and space. This felt like a private, master art class. Hghly reccommended!
My husband and I went to Ersen’s apartment to learn about the beautiful art of marbled paper that you see everywhere around Florence. His wife, Mergul, whose English is impeccable,…
Shiori
November 2019
It was great experience! We could not only try to do marbling paper but also listen to the history about marbling and the difference Turkish ubra and Florentine marbling. It was really fascinating, I’ll recommend this activity to everyone who is looking for something fun to do in Florence.
It was great experience! We could not only try to do marbling paper but also listen to the history about marbling and the difference Turkish ubra and Florentine marbling. It was re…
Renee
October 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Although Erson was unavailable to give the lesion, his wife was a fantastic teacher. The little PowerPoint presentation was an informative background. The demonstration was useful & helped prepare me to do each step myself. I loved being able to practice each style & felt a sense of pride as I tried to improve my technique each time. I love my creations & had a wonderful time. I would do this again!
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Although Erson was unavailable to give the lesion, his wife was a fantastic teacher. The little PowerPoint presentation was an informative bac…
Francesca
October 2019
Awesome experience! Learned something new and the hosts were amazing! It was a very intimate setting and we were the only 2 in the class that made it even more special! I recommend this to anyone in the Florence area!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Just bring your creativity and curiosity