Istanbul Art Trip

Nagihan Seymour

Istanbul is a magical city where East meets West. With its long history  of being at the centre of multiple empires, Istanbul is the world’s fifth  popular tourist destination.
In October, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London will organise a six-day field trip to Istanbul offering a wealth of historic and religious places to take in.
The main goal of this trip is to provide practical workshops while visiting important ancient sites and museums such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Sultanahmet Mosque.
Practical workshops will be run by our Illumination/Tezhip Course instructor Nagihan Seymour for the places visited, so that students will be able to analyse the patterns they saw on their visits. In addition to practical workshops, there will be visits to renowned masters of other traditional arts during the trip.
Please note that students must arrange their own flights to and from Turkey. 

Course Details
Dates: Monday, 22 Oct 2018 – Saturday, 27 Oct 2018
Place: All around Istanbul
Enrolment deadline: 1 October 2018
Capacity: max. 25 students
Course/Field Trip Fee: £395
Course/Field Trip Fee includes:

– Accommodation (including breakfast)

– Museum and site entry fees

– Practical workshops

– Marbling workshop

– Transport within the trip

– Workshop materials

– Visiting masters of traditional arts
We require a deposit of £200 (non-refundable) to reserve your place on the field trip as we have limited spaces available.
The remaining £195 is required by the 1
st of October.

Course Features

  • Max Students25
  • Duration5 day
  • Skill levelall
  • LanguageEnglish
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Nagihan Seymour
Nagihan Seymour

Nagihan Seymour is a UK based Turkish artist. Although she is a materials engineer, she has been interested in art since her university years. She started to study traditional arts privately in 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey, learning the tradition and techniques involved in the discipline from Hanifi Dursun. Manuscript illumination was the major part of her studies, and as her style has developed she started to combine sacred geometry with classic illumination, putting a modern twist on an ancient art form. She had her first solo exhibition “Reflection and Illumination” in March 2017 at The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, which was one of the bestselling exhibitions of the gallery.
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