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Experience the art of Paper Marbling

Vlaardingen, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Mehmet Refii

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Dutch

What you'll do

We will start by introducing ourselves and a quick tour of our gallery. After some theoretical and historical information about Paper Marbling (Ebru Art), we will get acquainted with the materials, followed by couple of demonstrations. At this point you will start experimenting with this fascinating art form by yourself with our guidance as needed. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of this art form and everyone is welcome.

At the end of the Paper Marbling experience, each participant will be given a hand-written copy of their names written in Arabic calligraphy as a gift, which is another one of our expertise areas. You will also be able to take with you all the artwork you have created. We will be ready to take your pictures while you are performing this experience and share them with you so you can show it to your friends.

Free snacks, coffee & tea will be offered throughout the experience.
Other things to note
The experience takes 2 hours and running over the time slightly is no issue.
We will be providing protective clothes to avoid paints getting on your clothes.
Feel free to reach us for any questions :)
We will start by introducing ourselves and a quick tour of our gallery. After some theoretical and historical information about Paper Marbling (Ebru Art), we will get acquainted with the materials, followed by couple of demonstrations. At this point you will start experimenting with this fascinating art form by yourself with our guidance as needed. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of this art form and everyone is welcome.

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What's included

  • Food
    Selection of cookies, desserts and chocolates will be available
  • Drinks
    Free and unlimited coffee, tea and water will be provided
  • Equipment
    Any art supply to be used will be provided.
From $60
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mehmet Refii

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 41 Reviews
  • Identity verified
This beautiful art form is included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.

Feel free to reach us for additional time-slots.

I founded the Rumi Art Center (Rumi Kunst Instituut) in Rotterdam, where my daughter Nur and I promote and teach traditional art forms for over 10 years. We have participated in numerous prestigious exhibitions around the world to promote these spiritual art forms. Our activities were visited by public figures such as Eberhard van der Laan (ex-Mayor of Amsterdam) and the Dutch Queen Beatrix.
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Where you'll be

We will be having the experience at our gallery which offers a relaxing atmosphere. Our gallery was founded more than 10 years ago and attracts all kind of visitors from different countries. It is a multi-cultural environment and helps connect different cultures through art.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Jeffrey
January 2020
Na een vriendelijke ontvangst met koffie en een Turks broodje, kregen we een introductie en demonstratie. Alleen al kijken naar de demonstratie was al ontspannend. En daarna konden we zelf aan de slag. Het was leuk om te doen, de begeleiding was goed en we konden een paar mooi gemarmerde papieren mee terug naar huis nemen. Op het eind kregen we nog een attent cadeautje mee ook. Goede ervaring kortom!
Na een vriendelijke ontvangst met koffie en een Turks broodje, kregen we een introductie en demonstratie. Alleen al kijken naar de demonstratie was al ontspannend. En daarna konden…
Pauline
June 2019
Mehmet and his daughter Nur welcomed me warmly in their workshop. We were able to exchange and share a real moment of pleasure. The proposed experience is unique and the history of the technique is very interesting. I felt comfortable and was able to give free rein to my imagination and desires. I discovered an art but I also met two beautiful people. I recommend this experience to all art lovers and curious people!
Mehmet and his daughter Nur welcomed me warmly in their workshop. We were able to exchange and share a real moment of pleasure. The proposed experience is unique and the history of…
Allen
June 2019
I didn’t know what to expect from this experience, but I am very glad I went! Mehmet and Noor provided us with background, instruction, snacks, chances to do several paper marblings, as well as try our new techniques out on a tile! They also engaged us in conversation, and let us know what places around Rotterdam might be good to visit. What a great experience to add to our memories of the Netherlands!
I didn’t know what to expect from this experience, but I am very glad I went! Mehmet and Noor provided us with background, instruction, snacks, chances to do several paper marbling…
Katie
June 2019
We really enjoyed our paper marbling experience. It was little out of the way since we were staying in Amsterdam, but fun nonetheless. We made several works of art and left with a gift from Mehmet of calligraphy of our names. His daughter was very helpful in marbling techniques as well and offered advice when requested. There is also a second (or first location, depending how you look at it) in Rotterdam. We also had a private session as no one else had booked!
We really enjoyed our paper marbling experience. It was little out of the way since we were staying in Amsterdam, but fun nonetheless. We made several works of art and left with a…
Sylvia
May 2019
The experience is for all people who want to invest their time in art and try new things. The technique is quite good to understand - and you will enjoy your time there making some art. Mehmet and his daughter (who was with us all day) were friendly and warm hearted I felt welcomed and had a great time. Thanks!
The experience is for all people who want to invest their time in art and try new things. The technique is quite good to understand - and you will enjoy your time there making some…
Maxi
May 2019
This was just an extraordinary experience. I couldn’t stop creating these wonderful pieces of art. Definitely trying to find a course like this once I’m back home.

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.