Geometry and Pattern in Seljuk and Ottoman Architecture

A fifteen-week online course on geometry and pattern design offered by the Istanbul Design Center, School of Geometric Patterns in Islamic Arts

1-Day Ebru Workshop for Children and Adults

You are invited to experience the dance of colors on the water like a rainbow in this one-day only Ebru workshop, where you will discover your inner talent and joy.

Children`s Book Illustration Workshop with M. Ahmet Demir

The IDC ıs opening its doors for the class, were anyone who is interested in drawing can participate, by starting from scratch, to learn to examine and draw pictures of dozens famous artists, to create pictures from imagination.

Painting Workshop for Children with Cemal Toy

The IDC opens its doors again for the art education that teaches to see beauty and aesthetic values. By studying art in group, children learn to identify themselves and develop their imagination, improving social skills that positively shape their personality. Studying art by drawing also feeds an emotional and conscientious intelligence.

Online Children`s Book Illustration Workshop with M. Ahmet Demir

Anyone who is interested in drawing can participate even online, where by starting from scratch, to learn to examine and draw pictures of dozens famous artists, to create pictures from imagination.

Photography Workshop with Mete Yurdaün

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

Tezhip Workshop with Şeyma Çınar

The IDC is opening its doors to resume the Tezhip Art lessons face-to-face wıth the Tezhıp Master. On the historical journey of Tezhip (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.

Online Tezhip Workshop with Şeyma Çınar

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

Calligraphy Workshop with onur Yıldırımer

We welcome you to our calligraphy workshop, where we will practice the art of beautiful and elegant writing by saving letters and words from monotony and giving them a new form within certain rules.

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.

Charcoal Workshop with Canan Atmaca

The program will start with hand trainig exercises consisting of drawing points and lines, and will continue with drawings of objects from geometric forms with lines. Since the curriculum of the program is arranged in stages, from easy to difficult, it is aimed for everyone to learn to draw without difficulty.

Watercolor Workshop with Ahmet Oğreten

Instructor will teach the correct use of watercolor, an exciting material, to improve drawing/painting skills. Training is given according to the level of every participant. Therefore, no start date has been set yet; join the program anytime.

Online Charcoal Workshop with Canan Atmaca

Drawing is the the combination of point to line, to direct line to a form, and forms brought together in an aesthetic composition. This journey is the story of the line in the art of drawing. Although some people are naturally inclined, drawing is an art that can be developed later with interest, desire and discipline, even online.

IDC Animation Script Competition

With the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, applications for the Animation Script Competition on "Values" have now started at the IDC.

IDC`s Short Film Competition

With the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, applications for the IDC Short Film Competition on "Values" have now started at the IDC. Adults: 18, Sept., 2021 on Sat. 11am-1pm. Children: 25 Sept., 2021 on Sat., 11am-1pm.

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.

IDC`s Online Culture and Art Camp

With the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (2020-I), we aim to contribute to the cultural development and interaction of youth in Turkey by providing online quality trainings for free with 10 different workshops, in 5 different programs: Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Science and Politics.

Online Tazhip (Illumination) Workshop

As the Istanbul Design Center, we are starting online education in Tazhip the Illumination Art!

International Student Academy Art Specialization Workshops

With the support of the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities, the application period for the International Student Academy Art Specialization Workshops have now started at the Istanbul Design Center, an affiliation of the Ensar Foundation.

Complex Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art

This online course consists of nine weeks course, covers the complex fourfold, fivefold and six fold patterns. The nine weeks will be divided into three sessions for fourfold complex patterns, three sessions for fivefold complex patterns and three sessions for six fold complex patterns.

Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art (foundational-level)

This online course consists of eight weeks Foundation course plus one introduction lecture, covers fourfold and six fold patterns. The workshop will focus on the fundamental concepts of proportion and relations between different patterns.

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.

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.

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`.

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