Paper Marbling Art Classes in Portsmouth

Learn how to marble paper and create the patterns seen on the covers of old books and the motifs and flowers seen in traditional Turkish Ebru.

James will take you through the process step by step, ensuring absolute beginners will produce work they are proud of.

Experienced marblers will benefit from being encouraged to explore new techniques unique to Turkish Ebru.

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Pricing of Workshops

1 hour Session

£40 per A4 tray (up to 2 people can share)

For those who want a quick play/brush up on technique.

2 hour Session

£65 per A4 tray (up to 2 people can share)

Recommended for beginners who can’t spare a full day, most will produce 7/8 pieces.

3 hour Session

£75 per A4 tray (up to 2 people can share)

For all levels wishing to get really stuck in and develop.

The Full Day Workshop

£90 per person

Taking place over 5/6 hours, with a maximum of five participants.

Suitable for complete beginners and experienced marblers.

James can tailor the workshops to the needs of the individual. You set your own pace and goal for the day.

Learn techniques to create the flowers and motifs seen in traditional Turkish Ebru.

Work on A4 tray with option to work on A3 tray by request.

Includes marbling onto at least 3 wood cutouts, such as hearts, butterflies and bunnies.

Group Bookings & Discounts

Groups of 2/3 will receive £10 discount per person.

Groups of 4/6 will receive £15 discount per person.

BYO food and alcohol is permitted (sensible limits!)

For larger groups (6/12) arrangements for an alternative venue can be made. Ask for details.


James can tailor workshops for businesses wishing to offer motivational and team building experiences.

James partners with a highly qualified and experienced human resource consultant who specialises in reflective thinking skills, personal and professional development.

The participants will experience a unique, fun and focused workshop combining the creative process with developmental skills applicable to the professional environment. Ask for details.


Listen to what some recent customers have to say

Kate Boxall

My mum and I have just completed the hours workshop and loved it!! A very enjoyable hour and James is a very patient teacher and so knowledgable and enthusiastic about his craft. We can’t wait to come back and learn more!!

Richard Yes

Took my wife to James Mouland Ebru Studio on Saturday. She knew nothing about James or his art, so it was a complete surprise to her. What wasn’t a surprise was that she loved EVERYTHING in there…

Nathalie Jane Hardy

My husband and I had a fantastic time yesterday during our lesson, that we attended for our 5th wedding anniversary. We were able to create lots of pieces to take home, including a wooden heart.

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Where are the Workshops?

The marbling workshops are held in James’ Ebru Studio, part of the creative community located in the stunning, newly regenerated Hotwalls studios, Old Portsmouth.

The Hotwalls Studios are located in the unique and important heritage buildings, known collectively as Point Battery, complete with toilet facilities, brasserie/cafe and access to the beach.

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When are the Workshops?

Taking bookings now for 2019

Dates and times are flexible, generally  Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are available for full day workshops. Contact James with a suggested date.

Free marbling 10 minute taster sessions are also available, like the Facebook page to find out when, remember to select ‘see first’ its under the ‘follow’ tab.

You can also contact James and ask to be added to his email newsletter list, regarding events and new designs.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available from £10, redeemable against classes and products.

Contact me with your preference and I will give you payment details, once paid I will send you a handmade voucher to present to the lucky recipient!

The voucher is redeemable up to 1 year from issue.

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