Traditional Arts Trip: İstanbul

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the rich artistic heritage of Istanbul? Join us on this unforgettable journey and let the magic of Istanbul ignite your creativity and captivate your soul.

Welcome to an extraordinary journey into the heart of Istanbul, where ancient traditions and modern creativity converge in a mesmerizing tapestry of culture and art. Join us on a captivating exploration of this vibrant city, where every corner tells a story and every moment promises an unforgettable experience.

About Istanbul: Step into the enchanting realm where the East meets the West, where the echoes of civilizations past resonate alongside the vibrant pulse of modernity. Istanbul, adorned with the jewels of multiple empires and civilizations, stands as a testament to the enduring dialogue between cultures and epochs. Here, amidst the bustling streets and ancient alleyways, every corner tells a story, weaving together threads of Byzantine grandeur, Ottoman opulence, and contemporary creativity.

Your Experience: Embark on a journey of discovery guided by our own in-house Master Calligrapher, Gulnaz Mahboob. Delve into the traditional arts with the rare opportunity to be mentored by the Reis-ul Hattatin (Chief Master Calligrapher) of our time, Hasan Çelebi. Benefit from his wisdom and insight about the sacred art of calligraphy, joined by other renowned local Masters during the tour, including calligraphy Masters Efdaluddin Kılıç and Ferhat Kurlu, Ebru Master Sacit Açıkgözoğlu, and Tezhip Master Ayten Tiryaki.

Trip Details:

Dates: June 6-11, 2024

Instructor: Master Calligrapher Gulnaz Mahboob

Contact Person: Ayşe Kaya

Fee (If you are one of our students, please don’t hesitate to contact us for exclusive discounts.)

For a single room: £650
For a shared twin room: £600
Without accomodation: £450

The fee includes accommodation, museum and site entry fees, practical workshops, transport within the trip, and workshop materials provided by the Institute, while excluding flights, airport transfers, lunch/dinner, and personal shopping.

Itinerary Highlights:

Museums, Art Galleries & Exhibitions

Workshops with Master Artists

City Walks: Mosques, Art Galleries, Tombs, Palaces, Historic Monuments, and more!

The full detailed programme will be shared with registered students before the trip.

Before proceeding with your booking, please ensure you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions of the trip.