Meet up with your guide in the Galata area of Istanbul, and make the short walk to the water marbling studio where your class will take place.
Take your place in the workshop, and chat to the marbling artist who will be leading the class. Listen to an introduction to this historical art form, learning how while its known roots stretch to the 15th century, it probably originated centuries before.
Watch a fascinating step-by-step demonstration, seeing how the marbling designs are developed on the surface of water with color pigments, and then transferred to paper and left to dry.
Demonstration done, it’s your turn to have to go. Learn how to prepare your materials, and have fun as you create your own marbling patterns. Experiment with your technique and develop ever richer and more intricate effects.
Get further tips from your instructor, and at the end of the workshop hear their thoughts and suggestions on your marbling work. You’re then free to take your sheets of marbled paper back home. Leave them at the workshop when your experience ends, wait for them to dry, and call back to collect them when it suits you.