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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
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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 DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).