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Art workshops All Year Long / Group or Private Tours in Istanbul

Turkish Marbling Lesson in Istanbul

Turkish Marbling - Ebru Lessons in Istanbul.

Turkish Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to marble or other stone, hence the name. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to a sheet of paper (or other surfaces such as fabric). .

Calligraphy Lesson in Istanbul

Turkish and Ottoman Style Calligraphy ( Hat ) Lessons in Istanbul.

Ottoman - Turkish Calligraphy, also known as Arabic calligraphy, is the art of writing, and by extension, of bookmaking. This art has most often employed the Arabic script, throughout many languages. Calligraphy is especially revered among Islamic arts since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Qur'an
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Turkish Tiles Workshop Ceremic ( Cini ) Lesson

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...

 

Belly Dance Lesson Class in Istanbul


Belly Dance Lessons in Istanbul.

As a Les Arts Turcs Team we can offer you Turkish Classical & Gypsy Style belly dance lessons during your visit in istanbul. 
Belly dance is a Western name for an Arabic style of dance developed in the Middle East. Some American devotees refer to it simply as "Middle Eastern Dance"
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Turkish Cooking Class in Istanbul

LEARNING TURKISH CULINARY ART

Turkish cuisine is the similar version of Ottoman cuisine with some additionals from Central Asia, Middle East, Balkanian & mediterranian cuisines.

When you take a look at the whole frame, Turkish cuisine is full of varieties. Aside from common Turkish specialities that can be found throughout the country, there are also many region-specific specialities..


Photo Safari Tour in Istanbul

Let the experts and artists of Les Arts Turcs take you on a tour of this diverse city, specially tailored for the photographer or videographer. We can show you the photogenic side of Istanbul - the mesmerizing blur of dervishes in their whirling dance, the dazzle of the wares of the bazaar, the delicate beauty of long-forgotten gems of classical architecture hidden in the maze of city streets, the serene faces of old men relaxing in the smoke-filled haze of a teahouse, birds-eye views of Istanbul’s scenic panoramas...

Real Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul

We will take you Fatih and Silivrikapi Monestries in Istanbul ..Known to the west as Whirling Dervishes, the Mevlevi Order was founded by Mevlana Rumi in the 13th century. The Order wrote of tolerance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. They survive today as a cultural brotherhood. They are not theatrical spectacles but sacred rituals. The ritual of the Mevlevi sect, known as the sema, is a serious religious ritual performed by Muslim priests in a prayer trance to Allah.

Sufism Speech with Dervish EROL

In this lectures ; We will try to find answer to your questions and explain you the general essences such as ; * What are the doctrines of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi ?

* What does " Dervish " mean in Sufism ?
* How is the family life of a Sufi Dervish ? ( Marriage, Children, Family )
* What is the background of Sufi Doctrine & Discipline ?
* Influence of Sufism in the world today ?

Felt Making Workshop in Istanbul

Traditional Turkish Felt Making . Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres. While some types of felt are very soft, some are tough enough to form construction materials. Felt can be of any colour, and made into any shape or size. Many cultures have legends as to the origins of feltmaking. Sumerian legend claims that the secret of feltmaking was discovered by Urnamman of Lagash. The story of Saint Clement and Saint Christopher relates that while fleeing from persecution, the men packed their sandals with wool to prevent blisters. At the end of their journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks.

Turkish Music Lesson in Istanbul

The last august 2004 I stayed in Istanbul, during a holiday trip. There I met Mr. Nurdogan, who kindly explained and showed me what he works on in his establishment "Les Arts Turcs". While he was showing us his web page, I saw on it that he offered music lessons, and I asked him if I could recieve a ney lesson and. I had already for the next day, an appointment to have a lesson with Hüseyin Ozkiliç, a distinguished teacher of this instrument in Istanbul! Mr. Nurdogan let us a room in his local.

Take private Turkish language lessons at your comfort of your home or office and learn Turkish fast with your Turkish teacher in Istanbul

Whether you need to learn Turkish for business reasons, for social purposes, because of a relocation, you have come to the right place! We produce a wide range of Turkish language materials and provide Turkish language tuition, online & one-to-one, to businesses, individuals and small group of friends and colleagues.

 

Henna Lesson in Istanbul

Turkish and Indian Style Henna in ISTANBUL

Henna is an old tradition in Turkish Culture. It is an important part of the weddings & special ceremonies. In Istanbul we are organising ;

* Henna Design Workshops for locals & foreigners (1,5 hours workshop ) to teach the preperations, techniques and designs.

Turkish Miniature & Watercolor Paintings Workshop

Traditional Turkish Miniature & Paintings Workshop

Turkish Miniatures are he oldest surviving illustrations belong to the Uighur Turks. The eight and nineth century paintings found at Chotcho, there capital in Turfan, are the earliest examples of Turkish book illustrations known. Although numerous wall paintings can stil be seen, ver few book illustrations still exist. The people in these miniatures, especially male figures, have portrait quality, with their names inscribed below. After tese earliest examples, there was almost four centuries of time gap, which no book illustrations survived, until the preiod of the Suljuks in Anatolia.

Islamic Religion Tours ( Sahabe ) in Istanbul

Mosques - Sahabe Tombs - Cemeteries - Religious places visit In Istanbul. Istanbul is the center of religion for centuries. After the ottoman period Islamic Religion spreaded througout the city. The first mosque in Istanbul was built in Kadikoy on the Asian side of the city, which was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1353.

Graveyard ( Cemetary ) Tours in Istanbul

Cemeteries in Turkish cities were originally made on the outskirts of the cities, so that as cities expanded, the grave yards became part of the inner city landscape. Some ancient cities are thought of as necropolis, having streets of tombs, though much has been destroyed by time and the progress of people. The head stones are mostly arabic - many have a shell or flower shape on top for a female burial - while a turban or fez shape is for male.

Shopping Tour in Istanbul

Exclusive Shopping Tour !

Istanbul Life Org Shopping Tour is one of our most requested tours for the people who wants to nice & unique things for themselves or for the friends, relatives etc. We can show you the alternative and the best shopping areas in istanbul, keeping you away from tourist traps and finding what you want. .

Touristic Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul

Hodjapasha Culture Center , Dede Efendi House or Sirkeci Train Station Hall..

Football Match Tickets in Istanbul

Galatasaray Fenerbahce and Besiktas game tickets

Jewish Heritage Tour in Istanbul

We have more than one tour options about Jewish Heritage Tour .Our agency is recommended in TripAdvisor by our clients..

Jewish&Armenian&Muslim Tours in Istanbul

This will be a 4-5 hours of Walking & Photography tour starting from your hotel; meeting with our guide exploring the old town of Istanbul


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