Ebru painting is the art of creating colorful patterns on water & transferring the pigment to paper, silk and some other materials. The paintings are made by sprinkling several colors of pigment on the surface of water- held by a large, shallow basin. The pigment on the water will create beautiful, random, and unique patterns as it swirls naturally and through the manipulation of other tools & techniques I will introduce to you. It is a peaceful method of painting, open to many possibilities.
With this process, you will create something unique & beautiful every time and you can transfer your paint to fabric, paper … We encourage you to come visit and learn more about this method of painting and perhaps attend regularly to master the practice.
What to expect
Musa, an Ebru artist from Turkey, is engaged in the career of cultural communication and culture exchange. Musa started to learn Ebru painting in his High School period, but he suspended practicing for a while after came to Mainland China to study in a university. However, he was encouraged to restart practicing Ebru when he came to Hong Kong for a cultural exchange activity during sophomore summer vacation. Since then, in order to let Ebru and traditional Turkish culture known by more people, Musa devoted a lot of time in practicing and performing Ebru. At the same time, because of his Ebru art and fluent Chinese speaking, many people became his friends, and some of them even cooperated with him to combine Chinese traditional art and Ebru together, which led to quite encouraging results of culture communication. Besides Ebru painting, Musa is also good at performing traditional Turkish instruments, like Ney and Saz.