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.

Original Calligraphy Exhibition

Calligrapher Ms.Gülnihal Gül Mamat and her students have prepared their calligraphic works that will be exhibited at the IDC. Everyone is welcome to join us at the opening ceremony on October 14, 2017 at 19:00

Calligraphy Workshop with Mr. Erhan Olcay

Art is the path to always follow with passion in seasrch 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.

Applied Basic Design Workshop

The program aims to develop design-related perceptions and sensitivities by introducing design elements and principles to those studying or planning to study architecture, interior design, industrial design and graphic design.

Jewellery Design Workshop

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, where you will learn to make your own original jewellery with Wax Modeling, Metal Clay, and Enamelling techniques.

Original Calligraphy Workshop

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.

Preparatory Course for Fine Arts Studies

The program prepares students for their annual admission exams for the Fine Arts studies by focusing on: perspective, anatomy, figure, object, tone, and colour techniques.

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.

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.

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.

Charcoal Workshop with Canan Atmaca

Starting with hand training exercises of drawing dots and lines, the program will teach object drawing with lines and geometric forms. The urriculum of the program is from the beginning to advanced, in order to make it possible for everyone to learn how to start drawing.

Perspective in Painting and in Design

Perspective is a technique of drawing a three-dimensional visual effect of the object and space onto a two- dimensional surface of paper, using specific techniques, in the form and position that objects are seen. The program is for those who have difficulty drawing the basic perspective drawing techniques.

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.

Art and Artistic Excursions with Ismail Erdogan

In this program, while focusing on the theoretical issues and historical evolution of art, during field studies with visits to museums and historical sites it will be witnessed how art embodied in life.

Sketching Workshop with Artist Canan Atmaca

In this program artist Ms. Canan Atmaca will teach detailed perspective content of drawing space, designing objectsmin space, colouring and toning. Participation is open to students of architecture and fine arts, as well as to those who wants to improve their painting skills.

Painting Workshop with Artist Cemal Toy

This year at the Painting Workshop with painter/artist Cemal Toy the colour and paint applying techniques will be practiced in tutorials, teaching the development stages of art and painting art. The program is aimed at forming an artistic point of view in styling collage and different visual techniques with original approaches.

Workshop on Landscape Sketching Techniques with Artist Ahmet Öğreten

Those studying architecture, interior and landscape architecture, fine arts, and those interested painting and drawing will form a solid foundation for their work by practicing the correct perspective expressions from architectural and landscape projects to art painting applications with trees and plant arrangements using charcoal and watercolour techniques.

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.

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.

Autumn 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