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Marbling Taster


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 15th February 
10.00am - 1.00pm.
Tutor  Gulizar Subay

A workshop which invites you to experiment with the traditional Turkish art of Paper Marbling. This is great for anyone wishing to have a go at Marbling Art as a stand-alone technique or as part of a wider practice - to make endpapers for books or cut into decorative works. You will learn about the history, materials and techniques of this beautiful and decorative art. All materials will be provided.

Materials used during the workshop are imported from Turkey to ensure authenticity and are of the highest standard. Uniquely the paints are hand-mixed and the brushes are handmade from rose stems and horsehair.

Course Structure 

  • Introduction to Marbling Art
  • Battal(big size) Pattern
  • Tarakli(comb) Pattern
  • Sal(shawl) Pattern
  • Hatip(flower) Pattern

    About the Tutor

    Gulizar Subay graduated from Mimar Sinan University in 2010 as a History Teacher. She was trained by one of the most important Ebru Master in the world, Mr Alparslan Babaoglu, and his student Mr Ugur Tasatan during her 3-year course at Fatih Sultan Mehmet University.

    She organises workshops and works with universities, art galleries, schools and  festivals demonstrating Marbling Art in the UK.

    Leicester Print Workshop 

    Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

    We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


    Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

    Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

    In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

    Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


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