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Create your marbled scarf

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 54 reviews.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 marbling textile. At the end of the workshop you will have a scarf for using, in the dimensions with 30x150 cm. After describing the brief history of marbling, you will be informed how to prepare the marbling dyes and the special marbling liquid and how to make natural marbling brushes. After that information you will start to practice, to create your own marbled scarf. The experience will be finished with learning the drying process of marbling. 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.
The experience will be focused on marbling textile. At the end of the workshop you will have a scarf for using, in the dimensions with 30x150 cm. After describing the brief history of marbling, you will be informed how to prepare the marbling dyes and the special marbling liquid and how to make natural marbling brushes. After that information you will start to practice, to create your own marbled scarf. The experience will be finished with learni…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Little tea/coffee break
  • Equipment
    Dyes, brushes, fabric
    We will provide all the materials for this exper...
From $61
/ person
Tue, Oct 27
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person
Tue, Oct 27
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person
Wed, Oct 28
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person

Meet your host, Ersen

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 54 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 4.91 out of 5 from 54 reviews.

Grace
September 2020
This was a fantastic experience! We learned about the history of marbling and were able to choose from a range of colours and techniques to make our own scarves. Ersen and his wife Mergul (I'm so sorry I have definitely not spelled that right!) were really lovely - very knowledgeable and welcoming. Their covid precautions were flawless and we felt very safe. What a great way to remember a wonderful trip to Florence! Highly recommended.
This was a fantastic experience! We learned about the history of marbling and were able to choose from a range of colours and techniques to make our own scarves. Ersen and his wife…
Kia
July 2020
A great experience. I enjoyed learning about the process of marbling, and the hosts were super talented and knowledgable. I'd definitely recommend the experience if you're in Florence, it's a lovely way to spend a couple of hours, plus you get to take home your creation as a gift or memento. Thanks guys.
A great experience. I enjoyed learning about the process of marbling, and the hosts were super talented and knowledgable. I'd definitely recommend the experience if you're in Flore…
Joanne
November 2019
Ersen was absolutely great in many ways. She was very knowledgeable in the making the tie dye silk scarfs and it was fascinating to hear her story. Ersen was quick to respond to any questions we had and was very accommodating. The shop was in a cute upstairs apartment and it felt very cozy and welcoming. I would highly recommend taking this class as it was something you can (use) wear and very unique.
Ersen was absolutely great in many ways. She was very knowledgeable in the making the tie dye silk scarfs and it was fascinating to hear her story. Ersen was quick to respond to a…
Shannon
November 2019
Ersen and his wife were wonderful hosts. We learned about how this marbling process is done and the different patterns that can be created. It was a fun experience. We recommend this class if you enjoying doing crafts and creating things.
Cassie
November 2019
This was a magical opportunity. I admit that I wasn’t expecting to go into a studio and meet a family so steeped in culture, history, skill, and education. This was truly a unique and beautiful opportunity. I highly recommend this for anyone appreciative of art (and the history of artistic traditions). It felt personal, and really gave us the opportunity to be creative learners.
This was a magical opportunity. I admit that I wasn’t expecting to go into a studio and meet a family so steeped in culture, history, skill, and education. This was truly a unique…
Shelby
November 2019
My mother, sister, and I really enjoyed this experience. We learned about the history of marbling and the art's origins in the East and the incorporation of the technique into Florence's art scene. We took home three beautiful scarves! We also really appreciated local restaurant recommendations! Highly recommend.
My mother, sister, and I really enjoyed this experience. We learned about the history of marbling and the art's origins in the East and the incorporation of the technique into Flor…

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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 16 and up can attend.

More tips

Please consider a few hours for drying your scarf. Drying is due to the weather conditions. If your scarf dries sooner than we expected, we will notify you.

What to bring

Just bring your creativity and curiosity