In May 2017 Art of Islamic Pattern will lead a four-day intensive workshop in Istanbul, Turkey.

This workshop will be situated within the beautiful and exceptionally well-appointed Istanbul Design Centre, a 17th century Tekke (pilgrimage lodge), located in the historic heart of the city, with views overlooking Sinan’s Sokullu Mehmet Pasha mosque and the Bosphorus beyond.

DSC_0613In addition to daily practical classes in geometric and biomorphic design, there will be site visits to the some of most celebrated masterpieces of Ottoman architecture, including the Blue Mosque, the mosques of Rustem Pasha, Sokullu Mehmet Pasha and the Suleymaniye. There will also be al-fresco drawing and geometry classes, as well as an opportunity to gain practical experience of traditional Ebru painting with local master Alparslan Babaoğlu.

Note: As with all our study trips, all teaching material will be based upon local sources: on this trip the mosques of Istanbul. The content is different to our London courses.

You can read about and see images from the Art of Islamic Pattern study trips to Istanbul in 2011, 2014 & 2015 here

“Just to say a huge thank you for a wonderful course in Istanbul! I thoroughly enjoyed it, thought the classes were great, and it was also a brilliant opportunity to meet like-minded and inspirational people. It’s one of the best things I have done.
Thank you once again for a well-organized course and excellent tuition.”

Lizzie Hobbs, Istanbul 2015 study Trip What students Say

Picture taken by participent: Ibrahim Sery Fathelbab

Course Details

Dates & timesMonday 22nd - Thursday 25th May 2017
Course fee£380 (includes site entry, specialist materials, excluding flights and accommodation)
LocationIstanbul Design Centre, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
AccommodationStudents must arrange their own accommodation. There are plenty of options for all budgets within the vicinity of course venue. Prices from 40 euros per person per night. Ask for details.
FlightsSeveral major carriers fly direct to Istanbul from London. Prices currently start at £250 return (see Expedia.co.uk)
Terms & Conditions We require a 50% deposit of £190 to reserve a place on the study trip. The balance of £190 is payable 4 weeks before departure. The deposit can be transferred to another course if 6 weeks notice of cancellation is given.
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