London Craft Week at Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London

Between the 8th and 12th of May, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London will be organizing 30 total workshops of 6 unique arts related to Turkish Culture for London Craft Week. You will be able to take home any art piece you make in our workshops.

The workshops on offer:

Miniature with Fatoş Aslanoğlu

One of the four Ottoman book arts we offer as a workshop for London Craft Week, you will be drawing images in the Turkish Miniature style on small pieces. Originally a decorative art, it is now considered more of fine art after seeing a revival in the early 20th century

Islamic Calligraphy with Gulnaz Mahboob

Another Ottoman book art, Islamic Calligraphy is one of the most popular forms of Calligraphy today. You will be introduced to the Arabic alphabet as you practise writing and making your own piece in the Ottoman style. No knowledge of the Arabic alphabet is required.

Islamic Illumination with Nagihan Seymour

A non-figurative decorative art and staple of the Sultan’s court, Islamic Illumination is the third Ottoman book art we offer. You will make a small design on paper that you can practise and use at home.

Paper Marbling with Hayrettin Kozanoğlu

The final Ottoman book art we offer, Paper Marbling or Ebru is a unique monotype using water. Attendees will create marbled designs in a tray of water with an oil-based ink that they will transfer onto paper. A popular art form with a rich history all over the world.

Iznik Ceramic Design with Mustafa Caner Kurt

A decorative art created in the small Turkish town of Iznik, you will be making designs in the Iznik style on small clay tiles and plates. Iznik Ceramics is the most famous type of pottery originating from Turkey.

Mosaic with Mehmet Hakan Demirok

An art form that is popular in and influenced from all over the world, the Mosaic workshop will give you the opportunity to create your own piece in a more Turkish style.

Our Calendar and Bookings are available at


  1. Valerie Waters


    I should like to book two places for the workshop on the World of Turkish Miniatures for the 9th May.

    Teşekkür ederiz

    Valerie Waters

    1. Editor

      Hello Valerie,

      You are welcome to go to our booking page to have a look at all of our workshops and pay with PayPal. Otherwise please email and you will be shown how you can book and pay using another method.

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