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September 3, 2019 6:00–8:00 pm
Arts Annex
Special Topics

Water Marbling: Magical Colors Dancing on Water

Taught by Zeynep Guvnec

Water marbling, known as “EBRU” in Turkish, is the art of creating colorful patterns on water by sprinkling and brushing color pigments onto the surface. After creating your design on the water, you transfer the pigment onto paper.

Learn the art of water marbling on paper. Techniques like Battal, come and go, comb, hearts, flowers, and abstract designs will be taught. All supplies are included and you will take two of your masterpieces home.

About the Instructor

Zeynep Guvnec is a water marbling artist. Water marbling, also known as ‘Ebru’ in Turkish, creates colorful patterns on water by sprinkling and brushing color pigments. After you paint your artwork on a special water surface, you can transfer it onto paper, canvas, card, canvas, sea-shells, or ornaments.

Last year, Zeynep created “Twinsies” with her twin sister Ilknur. Since then they have organized water marbling workshops and classes in various locations including the Cary Arts Center and NCSU Crafts Center. Zeynep and her sister also offer water marbling parties at galleries and art studios. Their artwork has been recently displayed at the Wake County West Regional Library.

Join Zeynep for a magical experience where colors dance on water, resulting in is a mesmerizing artwork you can proudly share with your family and friends.

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).