Have you ever wanted to travel to a country but has never had the chance to? Now you can with our "Patterns Around the World" program. We feature a city or a country in each session and apply well-known motifs to various mediums attributed to that culture.
You can now paint African patterns, the famous cats of Diconte and Axul from El Salvador, recreate Iznik Cini pottery patterns from Turkey or weave a Moroccan basket. Proudly display your artwork in your house, office or wherever you need some positive vibes. Better yet, make it a meaningful gift for a loved one.
Lets travel around the world together. No plane tickets required!
The word "miniature" originates from the Latin word "minium" (not minimum), that is red lead paint used in illuminated manuscripts. Despite popular belief, a miniature painting does not need to be small-sized.
This fine art has evolved in the hands of the Moguls of India, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and Europe. Miniature paintings have become playgrounds for bright reds, greens and different shades of blue for centuries.
You have access to such a rich art form that has had an impact on many cultures in our classes. Our teachers will lead you into a journey of mystery. We bet you will be so tempted to brag about your own painting on the wall after a session :)
Artworks above are by Izlem Tanik Moore.
EBRU (PAPER MARBLING)
Paper marbling is truly an inter-cultural ancient art form, having touched Japan, China, Turkey, and many more for centuries. Ebru emerged in Turkey and Persian countries in the 15th century as a part of this art stream. The paints sprinkled on a special liquid take amazing shapes in the hands of the artist. How this creation transfers on to the paper is a little bit of magic really.
Now, you can create your own EBRU art with our step-by-step instructions. Our teachers with years of experience will make this easy for you. Even the kids can do it, seriously! The only thing to do after your class is to hang your painting somewhere you can enjoy until the next time you join us :)
Artist in the video: Sabiha Orung Ozgur.
Artworks above are also by Sabiha Orung Ozgur.