Workshop on Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art

This program will focus on the principles of the Islamic geometric art that will help students understand the geometric backgrounds. Students will learn how to draw a wide variety of patterns and the methods of pattern construction.

`Saving the Beauty` Seminars

In this program, we can trace the tracks of what is called our condition, by reading the contents of the intellectually strong book "Saving the Beauty" carrying the claim of analysis from time to time. We also welcome you to our program, where participation on a high voluntary basis is expected.

`5 Days of 5 Design` Workshop for Children

The Istanbul Design Center`s annual program for children aged 7-13, where for 5 days we introduce 5 different design disciplines in workshops: Ceramics, Ebru Marbling Art, Illumination, Ingenious Hands, and Painting.

Jewellery Workshop with Fatma Nur Bayraktar

If you are committed to it and if you no longer want it as a hobby only, if you want to learn from the master of this art, we are waiting for you at our jewellery atelier courses to learn how to make your own original jewellery with Wax Modeling and Enamelling techniques.

Illumination Workshop with Şeyma Çınar

On the historical journey of Illumination Art, in order to produce new designs nurtured by its past, we want to be instrumental in providing these studies with the aim to pass the tradition onto the future generations.

Photography Workshop with Mete Yurdaün

Starting from basics, the course will focus on theoretical education through application of different techniques in practice. To learn to capture better photo-works with creativity and precision, and an opportunity to transform a hobby into profession.

School of Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art (Basic-Intermediate Level)

In this course we will cover methods of designing geometric patterns from the scrolls of architects from medieval and later times. We will look mostly into the scrolls of architects from Central Asia, especially the scrolls from Bukhara and Samarkand.

Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art (foundational-level)

The workshop will focus on the fundamental concepts of proportion and relations between different patterns.

İlhami Atalay Students` Painting Exhibition

Painter İlhami Atalay has trained the young talents at the IDC painting workshop with his knowledge and experience in art life for over 50 years. 'İlhami Atalay Students' Painting Exhibition' is currently open for visitors at the IDC displaying the artworks of his students.

Sketching Workshop with Canan Atmaca

In this program students will learn detailed content of drawing perspective, space, designing objects in space, colouring and toning. Participation is open to students of architecture and fine arts, as well as to those who wish to improve their sketching skills.

Photography Workshop with Mete Yurdaün

Starting from basics of photography, the course will focus on the practice of theoretical education. Different kinds techniques will be applied to teach the theory through practice. To produce better photo-works with creativity and precision. On the other hand, an opportunity to transform a hobby into profession.

Painting and Drawing Workshops for Children

Children will be introduced to the art of painting and drawing by learning fundamental knowledge that will enable and encourage them to produce their own artworks easily.

Colourful Thoughts Workshop

Welcome to our workshop, where children can expand their imagination creatively and to increase their productivity by dıscovering their talents.

School of Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art (Advanced Level)

This workshop will focus on teaching various techniques of structural design of the decagonal patterns. Click on this poster for details.

School of Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art (Basic-Intermediate Level)

This workshop will be based on geometric patterns in Islamic art at the basic and intermediate level, where various techniques will be introduced to produce decagonal pattern design.

Ebru Workshop with Eda S. Özbekkangay

Ebru art is the oldest and most special Turkish paper decorating marbling art applied on the surface of specially prepared dense water, spreading the dyes and dispersing them in different textures.

Character Animation Education

The `Animation School` begins at the Istanbul Design Center (affiliated with Ensar Foundation), with the financial support from the Istanbul Development Agency, where selected participants will study free of charge for 12 months.

4th International Workshop on Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art

Organized jointly by the Istanbul Design Center and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality the 4th International Workshop on Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art will be realized in Istanbul under the theme `Geometric Patterns in Wood and Çini Tile`.

One Day of Metal Clay Workshop with Fatma Nur Bayraktar

For those who hear the METAL CLAY for the first time! For those who have already heard but have not had the opportunity to attend and practice! With this one-day program, learn the secret of Metal Clay, and make your own jewellery or accessory piece within the same day you design it at the IDC on 21 July, 2018

IDC School of Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art with Prof. Majewski

A unique opportunity to learn theory and methodology created by the presenter after many years of his research in Central Asian scientific literature (mostly in Russian), resources in museums and archaeological sites of Central Asia and Turkey, discussions with scientists from Uzbekistan and Iran.

International Calligraphist Exhibition

The Istanbul Design Center is hosting an international exhibition, where the works of world famous writing masters will be showcased that are brought together by the Traditional Arts Academy within the Küçükçekmece District Municipality of Istanbul.

New Book is Published

The Istanbul Design Publications have published the first book of Ms.Serap Ekizler Sönmez titled `Pentagonal Geometric Patterns on Minbars of Mimar Sinan`s Mosques`. The book is in Turkish and can be purchased at ensarkitap.com

3rd International Workshop on Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art

The 3rd International Workshop on Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art was jointly organized by the Istanbul Design Center and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. 24 Sept - 2 Oct, 2016.

International HENDESEN Exhibition

Conducted within the frames if the 3rd International Workshop on Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art at the Istanbul Design Center. 26 Sept - 09 Oct, 2016.

Dervish Colouring Book

Ms.Serap Ekizler Sonmez`s second book published by Istanbul Design Publications, which consist of her own drawings as postcards that can be coloured and used. For purchase ensarkitap.com