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Iznik Ceramic Painting Workshop

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join us for an exciting Iznik Ceramic Painting Workshop* organised by Yunus Emre Institute London in collaboration with the Queen Mary Turkish Society, where you’ll delve into the rich history of traditional İznik ceramic/çini patterns, guided by the expertise of renowned artist Nagihan Seymour.

Date: Thursday, 4 April 2024
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm (UK time)
Instructor: Nagihan Seymour
Location: 10 Maple Street W1T 5HA (Nearest tube stations: Warren Street and Goodge Street)

***This workshop is ONLY for students and QMUL Turkish Society members.

Whether you’re an aspiring artist, a lover of traditional arts, or simply curious about Ottoman culture, this course offers a perfect opportunity for exploration.

During this face-to-face workshop, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of İznik tile patterns and gain insights into the origins of İznik pottery. Named after the town of İznik in western Anatolia, İznik pottery holds profound significance in Ottoman art and architecture.

Under the guidance of our expert instructor, you’ll be introduced to the materials and techniques used in İznik style painting, utilizing authentic ceramic paints sourced from Turkiye. Throughout the workshop, participants will receive personalized feedback as they paint their own tile (10×10 cm) in the İznik style.

Upon completion, your works will be glazed and fired in a kiln by the instructor. Attendees can later collect their finished pieces from the Yunus Emre Institute London, adding a tangible outcome to your artistic exploration.

All necessary materials will be provided by the Institute, allowing you to focus solely on your creative journey.

Please note that the workshop is conducted in English, with occasional Turkish terminology used. To ensure safety, participants are advised to avoid wearing loose clothing, especially large cuffs and neckties. Additionally, while every care is taken in firing your work, ceramics can be subject to cracking during the process.

Please be advised that filming and/or photography will be taking place at the event for the purposes of archiving, marketing, and all other publications. By entering this event, you consent to the Yunus Emre Institute taking photographs and videos and using them.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the artistry of İznik ceramics firsthand! Reserve your spot today and unlock your creativity in the captivating world of İznik Cini Painting. Limited spaces are available, so secure your place now!

IMPORTANT! Please understand, whilst every care is taken in firing your work, ceramics can be subject to cracking during firing.

If you would like to pay by bank transfer or have any questions, please direct them to us on londra@yee.org.tr


April 4
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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