Suminagashi and Turkish Marbling2019-02-02T18:29:34+00:00

Project Description

Art of 12th century Suminagashi and 15th century Turkish Marbling


Art of 12th century Suminagashi and 15th century Turkish Marbling


Wearable Art

In this two-day class, students will explore the preparation of the wide range of colors used in Turkish (ebru) marbling. Through the Silk Road, the art of marbling made its entrance into 15th century Turkey.

  • Learn the history of Turkish marbling

  • Unlimited creativity with colors and patterns

  • Take home your custom made fabrics and papers

Instructor: Richard Aldorasi

Class Length:  Two day

Date: Saturday, April 13: 9am — 5pm; Sunday, April 14: 9am — 3pm

No. of Students:  Minimum 3, Maximum 12

Tools:  Included in materials fee.

Description:  You will learn the mixing of sizing (the liquid bath the colors are placed on). Floating pictures and swirling patterns are created on top of the bath using applicator bottles and brushes made from broom straw and horsehair and special tools (rakes and combs),thus producing one-of-a-kind floating pictures. The patterns are then transferred onto a variety of papers and silk fabrics. We will learn the elegant method of figuring; thus producing the floral effects that have for centuries captured the minds and hearts of this Ottoman /Islamic art. Participants will also explore the wide range of contemporary marbling.

Class fee: $300 Materials: $60

“Our instructor knew his stuff and was very personable.”


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Foundation members receive a $25 discount on a class.

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