One Day Ebru Workshop with Children

Children will learn the secrets of paper marbling art, accompanied by the magical dance of colors on the surface of the water, and will be able to make their own Ebru art work using their creativity and imagination.

Film School with Enver Gülşen

This program aims to educate participants to be intellectually familiar with the Western, Eastern and Islamic arts and literature; to be able to analyse world film history and film movements, and to establish relationship between tradition and film art.

Sketching Workshop with Canan Atmaca

Photography Workshop

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.

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.

Commemoration Program for `Fatma Rikkat Kunt`

Fatma Rikkat Kunt (1903-1986) Illumination Art master and teacher, who had breathed air into the dissappearing treasures of an ancient civilization.

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.

Children`s Book Illustration and Character Design Workshop with Ahmet Öğretmenen and M. Ahmet Demir

The aim of this program is to elevate the drawing skills to a higher level, to improve character design skills, and to prepare for the animation design studies.

Paper Art Workshops

One of the world champions of International Origami Olympiad, Kunsulu Jilkishiyevna will conduct a workshops on Quilling (Paper Curling Art), Origami (Paper Folding Art) and Gülzira Kozhanazar on Ribbon Embroidery.

Jewellery Design Workshop with Fatma Nur Bayraktar

Study the Metal Clay, Enamelling and Wax Modelling techniques to design your own exclusive jewellery and accessory pieces. If you are willing to commit and if you no longer want it as a hobby only, if you want to learn from the master of this art.

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`.

Watercolour Techniques Workshop

In this program participants will learn how to draw directly with watercolour using various techniques to interpret and synthesize the views of city and nature. Regardless of the level of knowledge, every participant will be guided in one-to-one tutorials by the instructor.

Original Calligraphy Workshop with Gülnihal Gül Mamat

In this program the students will learn basics of the Kufic calligraphy, and how to create their own original designs with it. Kufic style is an ancient writing script of the Holy Qur`an; Islam`s first writing type and the starting point of the calligraphy styles.

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

Ebru Workshop with Eda S. Özbekkangay

Ebru art is one of the oldest and most special Turkish paper decoration arts applied on the surface of specially prepared dense water, on which the design is made by spreading the dyes using special techniques preserved through centuries.

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.

Origami Design Workshop with Children

The Origami is a combination of Japanese words 'ori' (fold) and 'kami' (paper), the 'Folded Paper', which is the traditional art of paper folding. We invite children (8-14 y.o.) to learn the techniques of origami, by having fun usefully while folding.

Ebru Workshop for Children with Eda Özbekkangay

You are invited to the Creative Ebru Workshop, where the traditional art through splendid experiences with colours are waiting for you.

Summer School for Children

The Istanbul Design Center has prepared an educational program in workshops for children aged 9-12 years, which will last for 5 days on weekdays teaching about the Robotics, coding and 3D software programming.

3D Max and V-ray Course

This course will focus on the basics of 3D Max and V-ray visualization software program tutorials and lessons to create realistic images. 02-24 July, 2018.

Preparatory Course for Fine Arts Studies

The artist Canan Atmaca prepares students for their annual admission exams for the Fine Arts studies by focusing on: perspective, anatomy, figure, object, tone, and colour techniques. 26 May-04 Aug., 2018.

Jewellery Design Workshop

Study the Metal Clay, Enamelling and Wax Modelling techniques to design your own exclusive jewellery and accessory pieces. If you are willing to commit and if you no longer want it as a hobby only, if you want to learn from the master of this art.

Ebru Workshop with Eda S. Özbekkangay

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

Sketching Workshop with Canan Atmaca

In this program students will learn detailed perspective content of drawing 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 painting skills.

İlhami Atalay Painting Workshop

For the creation of contemporary geometric style of Islamic Art, a group work will be conducted merging around certain philosophy. In order to cultivate an innovative artist in a shortest time period within certain philosophy and methods: in this study the artist/painter İlhami Atalay will transfer his soul, energy and excitement to young talents.

Istanbul Film Contemplation Program

This program aims to educate participants to be intellectually familiar with the Western, Eastern and Islamic arts and literature; to be able to analyse world film history and film movements, and to establish relationship between tradition and film art.

Painting Workshop for Children with Artist Cemal Toy

Art education teaches to see the beauty and aesthetic values. While studying art in a group, children also learn to identify themselves and develop their imagination, thus improving their social skills that positively shape their personality. Arts learning also feeds an emotional and conscientious intelligence.

Art `Ya Hu`

The aim of this program is to ask new questions on the track of the ancient questions. To multiply the questions. Every answer is a new question and starting from the principle that decision making ceases thinking: to be on the path and to love the journey, and to popularize this path.

Character Design

The aim of the workshop is to develop the characters design drawing skills to a higher level and to prepare for an advanced education in animation drawing. To prepare the necessary foundation for professionalization in this field by adding more to the existing knowledge and skills.

Visual Communication Design

The program’s main objective is to educate designers to gain professional skills for visual communication field (Graphic Design - Advertising). Students with different design backgrounds also will benefit from the additional training in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software programs. 3 Feb - 12 May, 2018, Saturdays 12:00-15:00

Calligraphy Workshop with Erhan Olcay

Art is the path to always follow with passion in search of the most beautiful, and how beautifully the artist gets lost on that journey... Calligraphy is also like this, to get lost between the letters in search for the most beautiful. The simplest definition of calligraphy is an art of writing beautifully. 9 Jan - 29 May, 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.

Illumination Design Workshop

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.

Watercolour Techniques Workshop

In this program participants will learn how to draw directly with watercolour using various techniques to interpret and synthesize the views of city and nature. Regardless of the level of knowledge, every participant will be guided in one-to-one tutorials by the instructor.

5 Days 5 Design Workshop for Children

The Istanbul Design Center's annual program for children aged 8-14, where for 5 days we introduce 5 different design disciplines with following workshops: Ceramics, Original Calligraphy, Geometric Patterns, Short Film, and Painting.

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