Our art workshops process

You can make your own art masterpieces in 2 hours or when you want to finish. All materials will be provided for the class.

Our classes are private. You can come alone or organize a workshop with your family and friends.

Turkish Marbling (Ebru) Art Class

We will learn about Ebru art and about the materials. I will teach you about the traditional designs in marbling as well as techniques: stone, back and forth, comb design, and flowers –tulip, hyacinth, carnation. You can take your painting home with you once dry.

Turkish Tile Painting Class

You can choose a square flat tile or plate. You can also choose a design from my selection of traditional Turkish patterns. I will teach you how to transfer the design onto the tile, and how to use ceramic paint to fill in the pattern. For Turkish tiles, they need to also be glazed and fired in the kiln, which can take up to 5 days. You can take the tile home with you.

Turkish Tile Designing and Painting

Traditional Turkish Tiles :

The art of Turkish tiles and ceramics have a very important in the history of Islamic art. Its roots can be traced at least as far back as the Uighurs of the 8th and 9th centuries. Its subsequent development was influenced by Karakhanid, Ghaznavid, and (especially) Iranian Seljuk art. With the Seljuks’ victory over the Byzantines at Malazgirt in 1071, the art followed them into Anatolia and embarked upon a new period of strong development fostered by the Anatolian Seljuk sultanate.
There is a widely held but quite erroneous belief that figurative painting, is not found in Islamic art due to prohibition by the Koran. Religious rulings issued only in the ninth century discouraged the representation of any living beings capable of movement but they were not rigidly enforced until the fifteenth century. Figural art is especially rich in tiles as well as stone and stucco reliefs of the Seljuk period, adorning both secular and religious reliefs monuments. The subjects included nobility as well as servants, hunters and hunting animals, trees, birds, sphinxes, lions, sirens, dragons and double-headed eagles.
Our Workshops :
We have an Art Studio in Sultanahmet area and we have 2 teachers that are professional in Traditional Turkish Tile workshop. In our place, we give beginner, intermediate & advanced level of traditional Turkish Tile & Ceramic painting lessons. Usually lessons are 2 hours based and by the end of 2 hours, you will be able to finish one item like a tile, plate or a figure. ( Depending on the design, lessons can be longer as well )
In our studio, we provide all the materials for our students. We also have the Tile owen to finish the process.
Group lessons for High Schools and Universities can be provided all year long.
In our studio, you can visit us and see & purchase our art works.
2 Hours Turkish Tile & Ceramic Workshop
( Per Student )
2 – 5 Guest
65 Euro
6 – more
45 Euro
1 Guest
75 Euro
Lesson Includes.
  • These are private events and runs upon request.
  • English Guidance and assistance service.
  • Workshop area & equipments are included.
  • 2 Hours workshop in our Studio.
  • For more info please send us an betul@turkisharts.com

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